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.


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Some classes start March 23rd

BARN HUNT Practices

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Start April 15th

Upcoming Events

Barn Hunt Trials

April 30 - May 2, 2021

Six Trials Over 3 Days

Location:  Spring Cove Farm 200 Spring Cove Farm Lane

Centreville, MD

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Marian Shaw – BHAJ-042A – Centreville, MD

Eva Fowler – BHAJ-126A – Central Square, NY

Karen Cummings – BHAJ-119A – E. Syracuse, NY

Opening:   Monday, February 1, 2021

(first received)



June 2021 Four-Day Agility Cluster

Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6, 2021

(June 3-4 - Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club)

(June 5-6 - Talbot Kennel Club)

Judges: Barbara Bounds, West Palm Beach, FL

Mary Mullen, Evansville, IN

at Crown Sports Center

Fruitland, MD (indoors climate controlled, turf)

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Opening: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:00am

(first received)

Closing:  Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00pm


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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 between February 1st and May 17th. 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.


- Agility

- Barn Hunt

- Conformation/Handling
- Obedience
- Rally

- Scent Work

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405 West Bell Rd Unit 6
Ridgely, MD 21660