TVKC Classes

Obedience, Rally, Conformation and Tracking 


TVKC offers a variety of classes twice a year, one session in the spring, usually starting the first week in February and another in the fall, usually starting the first week in October.  Classes are open to all dogs and are designed to be fun, informative, and to create a positive bond between you and your pet.  TVKC members and non-members are welcomed.

Here is the list of 2019 TVKC Classes

DATES:     Saturday, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
WHERE:   Kiwanis Building, Tanana Valley Fairgrounds


9 AM – 9:50 AM:  Conformation Handling

This class will help handlers polish their skills and/or learn the basics of handling a dog in the show ring.  Long time all-breed handler and TVKC member Lori Kunz will be the instructor. Lori is the breeder/owner of Bosch, a flat coated retriever who won  2019 Best of Breed at Westminster Kennel Club.

10 AM – 10:50 AM: Advanced Competitive Obedience

This class is a working group of handlers and dogs that have earned their AKC Novice title. This class is open to all dogs.

11 AM – 11:50 AM: Beginning Competitive Obedience

This class is for those who wish to start competing in AKC Obedience with their dog. Your dog should know the basic commands of stay, sit, down and heel. This class is open to all dogs.

12:00 Noon – 12:50 PM: Rally

This class will teach you about the dog sport of Rally. You will learn the novice signs and get practice running courses. Dogs should know how to walk on leash, sit, and stay. This is a really fun way to do obedience with your dog and build a working relationship. This class if helpful for those interested in agility. This class is open to all dogs.

1 PM – 1:50 PM: Family Dog

This is a great class to train your dog to be a good family member. The class will be full of games to play with your dog to build positive behaviors. This is a team building class for you and your dog. This class is open to all dogs.

PLEASE NOTE: For all classes it is highly recommended that you bring a crate for your dog. Lots of treats are a necessary. Bring high value treats.  Bring proof of rabies vaccine. Phone image works.

Questions? Email Leslie Lewis

Tracking Classes

Chesapeake Bay Retriever "Chance"What are you and your dog doing this summer?

Mixed-breeds and purebreds welcomed.

Getting started in tracking is easy and you won’t find a more willing partner than your dog! A dog instinctively uses their nose and training your dog to track just sharpens that natural ability. Any breed is capable of learning to track. During classes and training the dogs are always working in a harness and on a long-line, so these classes may be perfect for a dog that cannot handle more formal class settings.

PREREGISTRATION is STRONGLY encouraged, reserve your spot NOW! Sign up now and we can get the paperwork filled out ahead of time

Outdoor classes will take place at the Chena Flood Control Project, past North Pole. These classes are outside, rain or shine. Will need to provide proof of rabies

9 week class
$100 TVKC members
$120 non-members

Two class options:

Tuesday mornings 10-12:30, starting May 28, 2019
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:00, starting May 30, 2019

New student orientation classes will be indoors at 1538 2nd Ave, Fairbanks. Please leave dogs at home for the orientation class.

For info email the instructor Lee Wood, or phone 907-452-8320

Check out the Facebook page Alaska Tracking Dogs

2019 TVKC Tracking Tests

Variable Surface Test, Friday August 16, University of Alaska

Tracking Dog Excellent Test, Saturday August 17, Flood Control Project

Tracking Dog Test, Sunday August 18, Flood Control Project

Tracking Dog Urban, Friday August 16, University of Alaska

For more information or questions on TVKC tracking contact Lee Wood

Upcoming Seminars

Throughout the year, TVKC announces seminars on a variety of topics and activities.  Be sure to check this page for updates and information.  Information for upcoming seminars can be found below.  

Rally-FrEe Seminar