Monday, ​6:30pm


Renaissance Dogs
127 Main Rd

Holden, ME 04429


Members $12

Nonmembers $15

Handling classes are presented by members of the Penobscot Valley Kennel Club. The classes provide practice for dogs and their handlers at all levels of experience. This is an excellent opportunity for junior handlers to gain confidence in a noncompetitive environment. Vaccinated puppies and mixed breeds are welcome.  All dogs in attendance must be fully vaccinated.

While dogs and handlers learn ring routines and procedures, instructors and other class members observe and offer tips to improve performance of both dog and handler. PVKC handling classes provide a supportive atmosphere. 

Dogs and handlers learn how to walk in a show ring situation, how to interact safely with other dogs and how to interact well with strangers. One of the most important lessons dogs may learn is manners and how to work well with their handlers. 


Handling classes and ultimately dog shows teach a handler and a dog to become a team which is a relationship that carries into all other activities that dog and handler do together. 

Keep in Touch

Get the latest news on when handling classes will resume, scheduling changes and tips. Get questions answered from experienced PVKC members and handlers.

Outdoor Classes and Covid Protocols

Winter 2022: Handling Classes will held every Monday evening from 6:30 -7:30 PM at Renaissance Dog's in Holden.


Click on the link below each week to sign up for that week's class.  The weekly sign up sheet will be posted on Wednesday for the following Monday night's class. Please Email if you have difficulty accessing the sign up sheet.  Class will only run if we have a minimum number of attendees.

Penny Robichaud will be our instructor this winter.  Penny has a great deal of experience.  We are excited to have the opportunity to offer some winter classes and are thrilled to have Penny on board.


All state of Maine Covid restrictions will be in place.  Please be aware of current restrictions. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ 

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