K9 Veterans Day Observance

The 2023 K9 Veterans Day observance will be Sunday, March 12.  Please visit our K9 Veterans Day page for details closer to the event.

Furry Friends 5K

The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson participates in the annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk in support of the Humane Society of Jefferson County.  Stop and say “hi” at our booth  at the Jefferson County Fair Park.  We’ll be ready to provide information about dog training classes and, if you’re interested, membership in our club.  We’re always happy to just “talk dogs,” with fellow enthusiasts, too!

Club Meetings

The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson holds meetings on the first Monday of odd-numbered months, typically at 7:00 p.m. Exceptions may include the January meeting and when a holiday (such as Labor Day) requires that the meeting be on an alternate date.

Members of the public and especially those considering membership are welcome and invited to attend meetings.  For further information or to confirm a meeting date, time or location, call the KCFA at 920-568-0364 and leave a message to receive a return call.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test

The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson occasionally offers the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.  The CGC is a non-competitive test open to all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds, and is a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications.

The AKC’s CGC program rewards dogs that have good manners at home and in the community, and successful completion of the 10-step test makes the dog eligible for the American Kennel Club’s CGC title.

Click here for more information about the 10 exercises of the CGC test

Additional Past Events:

Fun Match

The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson is holding its 25th Annual Spring Fun Match on Saturday, April 27th, at the Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club in Ixonia, Wisconsin.  The Match will be conducted according to AKC rules and regulations, including the new AKC Obedience Regulations which went into effect May 1, 2018.

The KCFA Spring Fun Match allow handlers a chance to “tune up” in the show ring before the big spring shows, it also offers handlers a valuable opportunity to practice the new Obedience exercises outside of a formal trial setting.

Classes include Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Junior Showmanship (including PeeWees, 2 – 4 years old), and a Rare Breed Show.  Our Fun Match is the perfect opportunity to “get your feet wet” in the competition ring or to brush up skills for upcoming shows and trials.

Advance entries close April 24th.

2019 Fun Match Premium

2019 Entry Form

25th Anniversary Celebration

In recognition of KCFA’s 25th anniversary, members hosted an informal gathering at Fort Atkinson’s Legion Dugout, 201 S Water Street E, on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Current KCFA students, former students, former members, and KCFA friends and family gathered with the club’s founders and current members for refreshments, memories and conversation.

Daily Jefferson County Union article Oct 18 2017

K9 Veterans Memorial Dedication

The K9 Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Fort Atkinson’s McCoy Park (1202 Madison Avenue) on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.   The dedication included special guests, music and refreshments.  Limited seating was provided and parking was available at MATC (827 Banker Road) with a shuttle to the park.  Visit our K9 Veterans Memorial page for more information about the memorial.

Lure Coursing

Jefferson County Dog Park – June 14, 2015

Lure Coursing

Other Activities

Other club activities have included demonstrations on proper methods and techniques for raising healthy, well behaved dogs; seminars with speakers well known for expertise in their fields, and Photos with Santa events.