Training Classes

Class schedule can be found on our Events Calendar page.




Register for Classes on the"Book Online" Tab above

Gloucester Kennel Club offers fun and engaging training classes at our club property.
 10360 Woods Cross Roads in Gloucester. 


                              All training classes will maintain social distancing. Masks are required for handlers. 

Puppy Kindergarten Class: (limit 5 puppies per class) 
Class meets on Monday mornings for 6 weeks.  Cost is $90.00    For more information on Puppy Class, please contact Joan Podd   (803) 261-2939  or email:   

Manners Class (limit 5 dogs per class) Must have completed puppy kindergarten or basic obedience. 

Take obedience to the next level by training for real life application in the home or community.
Class meets Thursday mornings for 6 weeks. Cost is $90. 
For more information about Manners Class contact:   Beverly Spencer (757) 846-6440 or email:

*NEW* AKC Rally Novice Class!!!  ( Limit 5 dogs per class )This class will cover all of the AKC Rally Novice signs to compete in the AKC Virtual Rally Novice Program or in person trials. Participants will learn all of the AKC Rally novice signs, practice rally novice courses, and on the final day of class will be evaluated and filmed for the AKC Virtual Rally program. Included in the registration fee is a set of laminated AKC "flash cards" with the rally signs and description that includes the principle part of the signs. Meets for 6 weeks on Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00. Cost is $90.

Contact Terri Wilson (757-897-7695) or Lori Caprio (804-241-4313)



Walk-In Conformation Classes:  All walk-in classes are $10.00 per class pay 
at the door. 
Dogs must be up to date on all vaccines.

Handling/Conformation classes meet Thursdays @ 5:30 and 6:30 pm.

Note: if you are new to Conformation please call Nancy Fisk : tel:  508-612-9553
to discuss goals and the class set-up. 

Note: If not new to Conformation and wishing to attend class(es)
please email: to state which class you will attend
each week so the Conformation team can properly prepare for you!


All questions for Conformation except which classes you are attending should be directed to Nancy Fisk:​ or call 508-612-9553

Participants for all classes except drop in classes must pre-register and pay for the class utilizing our website.  Because our trainer provides focused attention to each participant, we are unable to take walk-ins or "same day" registrations at this time.

See you soon!

What class members say....

Our experience taking classes at the Gloucester Kennel Club has been outstanding. The instructors are excellent and, along with being good knowledgeable teachers, they are patient and encouraging.  The positive reinforcement they use works!

We have taken the puppy class and are halfway through the manners class.  In both series we have benefited from the small class size of 6 or fewer dogs and also by the fact that each time there have been instructor helpers offering additional one on one instruction.  To top it off, the emphasis is on making it fun!


The facility is clean and spacious, and there are two large fenced in play yards complete with some agility equipment. We would highly recommend the Gloucester Kennel Club’s classes and look forward to taking more even though it’s a ninety-minute drive from our home.  It has been well worth the time, and our heartfelt thanks to all the instructors and helpers!


Sue and Rick Johnson …and corgi pup Winston


My dog and I thoroughly enjoyed the Manners Class we took. The teachers explain things in a way I could understand, and it was very useful lessons. Both my dog and I really had a good time going to the classes. The teachers are helpful and and so very knowledgeable. We were so happy with this class, we would give it 5 stars! 

Shelley Haas & poodle pooch Rae Rae


I have taken the Puppy Kindergarten class and the Manners class with Gloucester Kennel Club. Started classes with my 7 month old golden. The trainers Joan Podd and Beverly Spencer are amazing, knowledgeable and so well-qualified.

Classes with your dog are so important for both you and your dog at any age. I know Jasmine looks forward to her classes. I think it might be the trainers... 

GKC is a  great, fun environment. The training facility is a fun environment.


 Frieda Cox & Jasmine

My sweet Mini Labradoodle and I have attended two puppy kindergarten classes as well as a manners class at Gloucester Kennel Club. The classes are well executed in a friendly and supportive manner by the trainers. A lot of individual attention is given to the dogs and their "people" so that specific concerns can be addressed. We love the classes so much that we don't want to go home! We are fortunate to have this valuable resource in our community.

Sharon McGlohn & Roxie