The Muskoka District Kennel Club is committed to the recognition and betterment of all dogs, whether purebred or mixed breed. Our constitution is governed by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and our area covers all of the Muskoka region, with our 3500 sq. ft regional training centre located in Gravenhurst. We are a Not for Profit Organization, and our members volunteer their time to teach the community obedience and other dog sport classes year round.
Muskoka District Kennel Club was established in the 1970's and has been serving Muskoka dogs for over 30 years. We have members with over 60 years combined training experience. Many of our members actively participate in competitions and events, and many have multiple titles through the CKC in obedience and confirmation.
The Muskoka District Kennel Club supports various canine related activities within our community. We support the development of better training practices for all dog owners including positive training techniques and encouragement.
Whether you are looking to train your newest best friend, or looking for advanced obedience training, the Muskoka District Kennel Club offers classes for all levels.
If you are looking for more advanced training and fun, then you and your dog may enjoy our Agility or Rally Obedience classes.
The Muskoka District Kennel Club also offers various seminars such as scent detection, tracking, and show handling.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Puppy Obedience is for dogs under 6 months of age, and begins the learning process for being a well behaved and social dog. It incorporates the basics of sit, down, come, wait, walking on a leash, mouthing, and manners. Puppies must have received their second set of vaccinations to participate.
Beginner Obedience is for dogs 6 months of age and older, and has the same goals as Puppy Obedience but also incorporates more distractions while learning these skills.
Level 2 Obedience goes beyond the beginner levels with added skills and commands, and first requires the completion of either Puppy Obedience or Level 1 Obedience . It provides the framework for a dog to move on to other classes such as Rally Obedience or Agility.
This class teaches dogs and their owners/handlers the various Rally Obedience signs and commands, and incorporates those skills into various courses that participants are able to practice. The dogs and their owners/handlers work together, building a bond while learning new skills as a team. The completion of Level 2 Obedience is required in order to register for this class.
Agility is an obstacle course sport where dogs and their owners/handlers work on their ability to function as a team. The skills incorporated into the classes include learning to handle various agility obstacles, working off leash, and building confidence in your dog.
Dogs must be able to get along with other dogs & people in a fast paced environment, be at least 1 year of age, and have completed Level 2 Obedience to attend this class.