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.

General Membership meetings are held the first Monday of the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. The meetings begin at 7 pm and are conducted in the Club’s training facility in Ridgely.  For more details visit the General Membership Dates page.

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.


- Agility

- Barn Hunt

- Conformation/Handling
- Obedience
- Rally

- Scent Work

NEW Fall

Class Schedule 

is now posted.

New Classes begin week of September 13, 2022

Barn Hunt


Spring Cove Farm

Centreville, MD

Starts September 15, 2022

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Nicole Fischer

Photo Sessions

Spring Cove Farm

Centreville, MD

October 8 - 9, 2022

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Dr. Lee Carr, DVM, VSMT

Chiropractic Services

at TKC

Talbot Kennel Club

Ridgely, MD

2022 Dates

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Scent Work Trials

Two Trials in Each Day

Ridgely Elementary School

Ridgely, MD

October 15 - 16, 2022

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Conformation Show

Delaware State Fairground

Harrington, DE

September 24 - 25, 2022

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Agility Trial

Indoors, Well Groomed Dirt

Heartland Equestrian Center

Frederica, DE

November 4 - 6, 2022

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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.