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 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 between February 1st and March 1st. 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

Upcoming Events

Talbot Kennel Club Rally & Obedience Trials

January 15 (Rally)

January 16 & 17 (Obedience)

at Talbot Kennel Club Training Center. 

Online entries available through

Clantyre Show Services at

or accepted through the mail.

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Talbot Kennel Club Agility Trials

Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, 2021

Judge:  Laura Kuterbach, Dubois, PA

at Crown Sports Center,

Fruitland, MD (indoors climate controlled)

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Classes Offered:

Friday:  All levels Standard (plus Premier), JWW, FAST

Saturday:  All levels Standard, JWW (plus Premier), FAST

Sunday:  All levels Standard, JWW, and T2B

Fees:   $22 / $22 / $15 / $15 
Opening:  Tuesday December 22, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. 

(first received)
Closing:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Entries also accepted online at:

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405 West Bell Rd Unit 6
Ridgely, MD 21660