The Talbot Kennel Club (TKC) is an all-breed, all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to helping dogs and their owners develop positive, rewarding relationships. The TKC is affiliated with the American Kennel Club (AKC).

TKC hosts events throughout the year including agility trials, rally and obedience trials, conformation shows, scent work trials and more.

General meetings are held to execute club business and are open to new members. Our club is also involved in local community events that encourage responsible dog ownership and supports local humane societies.

Our philosophy is Training with Kindness and Compassion where reward-based training methods are used.

Come and train in our climate-controlled, fully-matted facility. TKC offers a variety of classes.  Check the class schedule for current offerings.

Frankie Joiris

Private Agility Lessons Offered




Talbot Kennel Club is excited to announce that we have hired Frankie Joiris for the upcoming winter agility classes. Frankie will be teaching private lessons at the TKC Building between noon and 3 pm on select Mondays. Lessons will be $80 for a 1 hour private, $45 for a half hour.

Interested parties can email Frankie directly at for further information.

A few of Frankie’s accomplishments are:


  • Internationally Recognized Animal Trainer For Theater, Film and TV

  • Published Author of Animal Training Protocols

  • World Renowned Presenter of Animal Trick and Performance Seminars

  • Team Manager USA European Open Junior World Agility Championships


Please click on the links to see her biography and testimonies.

AKC Breed Show
September 25 - 26, 2021
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Scent Work Trials
October 16 - 17, 2021
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November 2021

Agility Trial

Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, 2021

Judge: Sherry Jefferson

Washington, PA

at Heartland Equestrian Center

Frederica, DE

(indoors on well groomed dirt, not climate controlled)

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Opening: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 8:00am

(first received)

Closing:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm


Entries also accepted online at:


- Agility

- Barn Hunt

- Conformation/Handling
- Obedience
- Rally

- Scent Work