Classes & K9 Conditioning

Please check our calendar for class schedules through the winter. 

In general, classes are planned for Tuesdays (Breed Handling and  Obedience) and Thursdays (Scentwork) but Holidays and weather will alter planned classes.


Congratulations to one of our longest standing members--- and one of our youngest!

Dr. Kelly Murphy has been an active member of Taconic Hills Kennel Club since she was very young. 

We are so fortunate to have such an experienced dog person become a veterinarian, choose a specialty that allows us to manage our active dogs and our aging dogs through Rehabilitation Medicine and to have her practice right here at home. 

She is at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers.

Photos from Dr Murphy’s Canine Conditioning Class at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY

Dr. Kelly Murphy was born and raised here in Westchester County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. She continued her studies at Quinnipiac University for a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology.

Dr. Murphy grew up training and showing dogs. This background motivated her to work in veterinary medicine focusing on physical rehabilitation. She completed a degree in Veterinary Technology at Mercy College and a certification in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a licensed veterinary technician specializing in physical rehabilitation at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently, Dr. Murphy earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, where she was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Outside of work,

Dr. Murphy shows her Australian Shepherds in various competitions, including herding, obedience and lure coursing. They have achieved several national rankings over the years. She is an active member with multiple organizations, including Taconic Hills Kennel Club, Saw Mill River Kennel Club, Lions Club International and Therapy Dogs International. Dr. Murphy also volunteers as a leader in the local Westchester County 4-H Club.


Taconic Hills Kennel Club Supports 4H.  Our Westchester 4H Club is currently recruiting new members.

Taconic Hills Kennel Club Membership Application 2019


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