Obedience Training Classes

Fall 2017 session will be held on Mondays from Sept. 11 - Oct. 30.

Class sizes are limited. Register early!



North Iowa Events Center (Olson Building)
3700 4th St SW
Mason City, IA 50401

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Cost of Classes

  • $85.00/1st dog
  • $60.00/Conformation Class
  • $65.00/2nd dog (same session)
  • $65.00 (re-enrollment of dog that has previously taken classes through MCKC)

Classes Offered

Conformation Class

Not being offered this session.

Young Puppy Training (Puppy Pre-school)

Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (Please note new class time)

Advanced Puppy Training (Puppy Kindergarten)

Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (Please note new class time)

Beginner's Obedience Training (Basic 1)

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Please note new class time)

Beyond the Basics

Not being offered this session.

Class Descriptions

Young Puppy Class:

This is a class for puppies between the ages of 2 months and under 6 months old that will cover teaching the basic obedience commands, by focusing on teaching the owner/handler to train the puppy using positive reinforcement training techniques. Some of the topics covered in this class include leadership skills, the use of hand signals as well as voice commands, behavioral issues and problem solving, grooming, and socialization. Obstacles, (tunnel, ladder, etc.) are frequently used in this class to build the puppy's confidence.

Advanced (Older) Puppy Class:

A class suited for the 6 to 10 month old puppy. Topics covered will be pack leadership skills, the use of voice commands and hand signals to teach the puppy basic obedience commands and manners, behavioral issues and problem solving, socializing the puppy, discussion on maintenance grooming, plus using obstacles for confidence building.

Beginner's Basic Obedience:

This class is for adult dogs that have not previously completed a formal training class, or for dogs that have completed other formal training but still need further conditioning. The Beginner's Obedience class is designed to teach the owner/handler to train their dog to be a good companion for years to come by using commands such as: sit, down, stay, come, and heel, among others.

Beyond the Basics:

If your dog knows the basics of heel, sit, down and stay, then this is the class for you. We will be introducing Rally Obedience, Tricks, Shaping and Luring, Clicker Training and Nosework while improving your relationship with your dog.
Read more about getting started in AKC Rally® on the AKC website »

Conformation Class:

This class is for purebred AKC registered, show quality dogs and puppies. This class will teach both you and your dog how to compete in conformation and will give you both valuable practice before you attend an actual dog show. Your dog will learn how to stack, stand for judges examination, and gait around the ring.
Read more about getting started in AKC Conformation on the AKC website »

Training Class Application

Training class application may be downloaded as a PDF or .doc (Microsoft Word) file below:

MCKC Training Class Application PDF Download       MCKC Training Class Application .doc Download

Download, print and fill out the MCKC class application along with copy of your dog's vaccination record, check payable to Mason City Kennel Club and send to:

Mason City Kennel Club
PO Box 1336
Mason City, IA 50402-1336

Each student will be assigned by the Training Committee to the Obedience class that best suits their dog and previous training class experience. Please indicate on the application if you would like to enroll in the conformation training class.

**Please take note!**

Students will receive a confirmation email verifying enrollment and information pertaining to assigned classes no earlier than two weeks prior to the start of classes.