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 CLASS NOTES

 
Our next session of classes begins May 14.  The schedule will be posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page in mid-April. Enrollments for that session will tentatively begin at 9:00 pm on Sunday, April 29.

 UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information

Beginners Agility Practice on Saturdays - scroll down to "Upcoming Events" for specific dates.

Doggie Gym - April 24 (Tuesday), 7:00 pm

Teacup Agility Trial - April 28 & 29

Therapy Dog International (TDI) Testing - May 1

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing - May 8

WCRL Rally Trial - May 12 & 13

Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - May 24


C-Wags Scentwork Trial - July 7 & 8
 

  

 ABOUT US

 

Keystone Canine Training Club offers dog and puppy training in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  We are a non-profit organization mainly devoted to providing basic obedience training to dogs and their owners, to make their pets well-behaved family members and welcome members of the community.  We offer puppy and young dog classes (for dogs under one year old), Family Manners Obedience classes at Basic and more advanced levels.  We also offer classes in Agility, Rally, Scent Work, and Tricks.  We have preparation classes for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and CGC Advanced (CGCA) testing, and for Therapy Dogs International (TDI) testing.  We have certified Puppy STAR, CGC, CGCA and TDI evaluators. In addition, we have an extensive Community Outreach program, and give frequent demonstrations (including dance routines and “doggie weddings”) at senior citizen homes, day care centers, community events, and nursing homes.  Our events and instructors have been featured in local newspapers, cable television, and even the Wall Street Journal.  One of our instructors and her dog appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!  Our classes are open to the public.  All of our instructors and officers are strictly volunteers, who freely donate their time and energy to benefit the community.  See the Testimonials page for some comments on our classes.  Click on the Flyer to learn more about KCTC and what it has to offer.  Our location is 5167 Brownsville Road in Baldwin Borough, in the south suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA.  Our mailing address is PO Box 921, Bethel Park, PA 15102-0921.

 

We do not offer Service Dog training.  Service Dog training (for people with disabilities, health issues, or special needs) is entirely separate from the Therapy Dog class the we offer (which is for people who take dogs to nursing home visits, school reading programs, etc.).

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 2:30

These practice sessions are for members only, to help the agility teams that are just beginning in agility.   These practices are not for those that are competing, but for those who are planning to compete in the future.  You must have taken or be currently enrolled in Foundations of Agility II, Teeters and Weaves, Sequences, Beginners Agility, or Teacup Agility.  Cost is $5 per dog per day.  Next dates will be posted.

 

TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL - APRIL 28 & 29

Our next agility trial will be April 28 and 20, and will include a Petit Prix Qualifier run each day.  Click here for the Premium.

 

THERAPY DOG INTERNATIONAL (TDI) TESTING - MAY 1

TDI testing will be conducted on May 1 at 6:00 pm and at 7:00 pm (2 groups).  There is a 5 dog limit for each group.  The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.  Contact Dan Goldberg (samoyed4@verizon.net) if you would like a slot. 

 

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) TESTING - MAY 8

CGC testing will be conducted on May 8 starting at 7:00 pm . There is a 6 dog limit.  The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.  Contact Dan Goldberg (samoyed4@verizon.net) if you would like a slot.

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL - MAY 12 & 13

Our next Rally trial will be May 12 & 13.  Click here for Premium.

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS -  MAY 24

Donna will be aT KCTC to give private lessons on May 24. If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg at samoyed4@verizon.net.

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - JULY 7 & 8

Our very first Scentwork trial will be July 7 & 8.  More details will be coming. 

 

 

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ON-GOING EVENTS


KCTC ON YOUTUBE!

We have created a short video about KCTC that has been posted on YouTube.  Click here here for the link.

OPEN OBEDIENCE DROP-IN CLASS

Our Open Obedience Drop-In class is normally held Saturday at 9:00 am.  No advance registration is needed.  Julie Agosti is the instructor, and she teaches the skills needed for AKC Open Obedience.  It is intended for handlers ready to move on to AKC Open from AKC Novice, although a Novice title is not a prerequisite to attend this class.  The next dates are May 5 and May 19.

 

CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION

Our Conformation Drop-In class with Clare Schmalz is held every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, even between class sessions. No advance registration is needed.  Introduction to Conformation is a 5-week class, by appointment.  Send an email to info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  

 

MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

Our regular membership meetings are normally held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months, at 7:00 at KCTC.  The next meeting will be May 20.

 

Our Board meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations.  You can contact the Board at Board@keystonecanine.com.

 

Last updated April 18, 2018