GFKC offers classes in Dog Obedience, Rally, Agility, Puppy Kindergarten and Conformation Handling/Socialization. These classes are open to non-members as well as members. Members, however, can enjoy a price break for the cost of classes. Our classes are held mainly in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Some of the classes require that you pre-register. Copies of the registration form are provided at the appropriate links on this page.
CONFORMATION HANDLING CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT
Courthouse Community Center C, 29 Stafford Ave., Stafford, VA 22554 (Corner of Hope Rd and Stafford Ave)
Directions From I-95, Exit 140, Stafford
If you are coming I-95 South you will take a left off the exit. If you are coming I-95 North you will take a right off the exit. This will put you on Courthouse Rd, (Rt 630). Continue on Courthouse Rd for approximately 1 mile, cross through the Courthouse Rd - Jefferson Davis Hwy intersection, then make your first left onto Stafford Ave. The Courthouse Community Center is located at the end of Stafford Ave, on the left hand side.
Please call Debby Hicks at 540-752-1581 for more information.
Please note! GFKC CLASSES are at new locations!! One location is 589 Melchers Dr., Falmouth, VA, near Arby's. Turn at Arby's on Rt 17 Solomon Dr., then turn right on Melcher's Dr. and proceed to 589 Melchers Dr., then immediately past their drive and turn left into parking lot behind Melcher Center (old Gayle Middle School), which is next to their property.
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Please call 373-3364 for more information on all classes (except Handling/Conformation.
Click here for individual class descriptions.
Agility - Class Fee is $80 for non-members, $55 for members
Obedience (Companion Dog Training and Rally) -
Class Fee is $75 for non-members, $50 for members
Puppy Kindergarten - $50 for non-members, $25 for members,
Conformation Handling - members and non-members: $5 per dog
Call Debby Hicks at 540-752-1581 for Handling Class questions.
Agility, Obedience & Puppy Kindergarten - 1 hour classes each week for 6 weeks
Puppy Kindergarten Rules
Puppies must have proof that they have had two vaccinations and veterinarians verbal permission to attend the class. Puppies must be under 6 months of age. Bring puppy on a buckle collar and a 4 or 6 foot leather, cloth or nylon lead. You should also bring tiny food treats, i.e. string cheese sliced in to thin slices, and placed in a zip lock bag. Be sure your puppy has not eaten within two hours before class and bring water for you and your puppy as well as clean up bags. Exercise your puppy before you leave home and before coming into the building.
Agility Class Rules
Bring...a happy, healthy dog, water and bowl, a short tab lead, a 6-foot lead, lots of the doggy's favorite treats, a favorite toy, plastic baggies for picking up accidents, a buckle or snap collar (NO CHOKES OR PRONGS).
Students are responsible for:
You need to bring a copy of your dog's
current Rabies certificate and proof that your dog is up to date
on other vaccinations. Puppies need to have had at least 2 vaccinations
and the permission of the their veterinarian to attend Puppy Kindergarten
(6 months and under).
If you are a current GFKC member (i.e., your dues are up to date) you should have access to the Club Member Area. If you cannot access the Member Area, please contact the Webmaster.