Service....Conformation....Performance....Since 1945  


Contact Education Committee Chair for more information.

The conformation class that is currently being offered is a 6 week class that focuses on teaching the dog and handler the proper techniques for the show ring. Class cost: $120 non-member, $80 GLKC members eligible for discount.  (Up to 2 drop-ins allowed per person at $15/drop-in).

To receive information about the conformation group, please join the GLKC Conformation Yahoo group at:

**Please note if the temperature is above 85 degrees for Lafayette (area code 47909) according to "The Weather Channel", we will NOT have class (, or click the "Like" button on the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club facebook page.**




Conformation Handling Class
Target Dog and Age Range:
Any dog over 3 months, mix breed or purebred, any skill level.
Allow dogs headed for the show ring a "mock" class to practice within
Prerequisite skills:


Promotion requirements:
None, no advanced class offered
Class size, duration:
Max 15 dogs, min 3 dogs, 1 hr/week
Publications for instructor guidance:
AKC Guidelines
Skills covered in class:

Dog standing for exam including inspection of teeth and testicles (on males)

Stacking on table for Exam (for table breeds)

Moving in various patterns at judges’ requests.

Moving as group (mulitple dogs of various size

Equipment provided by the handler:

Collar and lead of show style (contact instructor with questions)

Soft, bite-sized treats or other "Bait"


Equipment provided by GLKC:
Ring gates
Exam table








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