Welcome to Talbot Kennel Club

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.


- Agility

- Barn Hunt

- Conformation/Handling
- Obedience
- Rally

- Scent Work

Talbot Kennel Club is pleased to announce that classes will resume on September 7th, 2020.

Preview the Schedule for classes available. Due to Covid-19, class sizes will be limited.  Members will be given first preference. Sign up will be available  August 21st for non-members. For Agility and Rally classes contact the instructor to sign up for class; for other classes please use the Online Registration.

There will be some changes in class procedures and use of the Training Center Building, please read this document.  Check with your instructor if you have any questions.

All participants will need to sign the Compliance Agreement and Waiver and Release Form.  Additional copies will be available in the building.

TKC will be charging $10 per dog, per class fee ($5 for

exempt members) to cover the cost of disinfectants and extra supplies.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 8, 15, 22    Barn Hunt Practice

                                200 Spring Cove Farm, Centreville, 1-4 pm

                                       No experience necessary. $20 per dog (2 runs)

                                       Masks required. Bring garden gloves.

                                       For more information, call: Marian Shaw at                                              410-490-2029, or email                        


                                Updated Premium - Note Judge Change

                                       Please note: see hotel change.

  • Oct 30-Nov 1   Agility Trial  Premium Here
                                   Updated  Premium - Note Judge Change

                                      Please read Covid 19 requirements for this trial.

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405 West Bell Rd Unit 6
Ridgely, MD 21660

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