WINFIELD — The South Central Kansas Kennel Club (SCKKC) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

This meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held in Building 1 at the Winfield Fairgrounds, located at 1105 W. Ninth Ave.

“We welcome new members, whether they have purebred or mixed-breed dogs,” according to the kennel club’s website.

“Our meetings are generally held at the Winfield Fairgrounds … on the fourth Monday of the month.”

Members of the club, which was founded in 1968, are involved in a broad range of dog-related activities, from obedience events to agility trials, hunting, search and rescue or just regular pet activity.

The club always is open to new members. Joining is simple — new members must attend two meetings and complete a membership form.

Call (620) 221-2673 with questions.

Kennel club classes

Twice a year, SCKKC offers obedience classes to the public.

These classes range from puppy kindergarten and beginning obedience up through advanced classes for those who are working on obedience titles or simply would like to continue training their dog.

“We also offer classes in rally, a fun relatively new dog sport. Classes are open to any breed of dog, 3 months or older,” the website states.

“We also hold Show-N-Go’s during the year.”

The 2018 spring classes will start March 13 and run through April 17. The classes available this spring are a tricks class and basic manners.

The tricks class, held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., is for all dogs and will focus on teaching them fun tricks.

Basic obedience is recommended before taking this class. There is a class limit of eight and the cost is $40 per participant.

The basic manners class is actually two classes, one from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the other immediately after, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

These classes are designed to help owners to establish basic house manners in their dogs, including heeling on a loose leash, sit, down, come, leave-it, stay and many other valuable socialization skills.

The class limit is 10 and the cost is $40 per participant.