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For the joy of purebred dogs

Waukesha Kennel club is a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to the education and enjoyment of purebred dogs. For over 60 years, the WKC has been providing services to the surrounding community.

Training & Classes


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

  • Seven week program,  for dogs 8w - 12m

  • Learn about house training, chewing, and teaching practical skills/commands 

  • Socialize your puppy and learn to communicate with them effectively

  • View additional details and resources via the AKC website here.

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Foundation Obedience Training

  • Eight week program, dogs 6m+

  • Ideal for young dogs who have completed AKC S.T.A.R program (or similar)

  • Training for real-world social situations, home behaviors, and/or foundations for participation in future competitions

Class Full


  • Dog sport where you and your dog will work together side-by-side through a course 

  • Course has 10-20 signs giving instructions on next skill to complete

  • Helps you and your dog prepare for first rally competition 

  • Participants should have basic Obedience skills before signing up

  • Requirement: Bring a kennel or a person that can hold your dog

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Conformation Training

  • Weekly drop-ins; see events calendar

  • Provides training for you and your dog to prepare for the show ring and competitions

  • All levels welcome

  • Members pay $5 per class, non-members pay $8 per class

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Canine Good Citizen

  • 10-skill test that teaches good manners like accepting friendly strangers, loose leash walking, coming when called and reacting appropriately to other dogs

  • Teaches responsible dog ownership for owners

  • Open to dogs of any breed or age (ideal for puppies to complete AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Program beforehand)

  • View additional details and review the full course via the AKC website here.

No Current Classes

Fall training schedule now available. Register for classes below or via the calendar


Pay for training classes with a credit card.

NOTE: Some classes require pre-registration. Sending payment without completing the correct forms does not guarantee a spot in a training class.

Calendar & Events

Praise for the WKC

When I bought my first pure bred dog I did not know where to go for conformation and showing information, so I looked up the nearest all-breed club and it was Waukesha Kennel club. Ever since the first meeting, they have made me feel welcome and part of the club. I now sit on the Board and help wherever I can.

Shelby Naab

I’ve taken 2 classes with the WKC—S.T.A.R Puppy and GCG, and loved them both! My trainer made the class fun while teaching my dog to “work” and listen. Each dog in the class was able to work at their own speed, but they all learned really fast! There was a lot of good information and feedback given, and my pup and I looked forward to class every week. We’re definitely going to sign up for another one and would recommend a class with the WKC!

Natalie Johnson

The Waukesha Kennel Club puts on a wonderful show! It's well-organized, offers exciting special attraction classes, and the venue is excellent. I am thrilled that the Wisconsin Airedale Terrier Club holds its annual Specialty in Waukesha. This show will forever be near and dear to my heart.

Sue Zimmer

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