KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB
Our next session of classes will begin the first week of March. The schedule will be posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page in early to mid February.
If classes are cancelled due to weather, a cancellation notice will be posted here, and your instructor will attempt to notify you by phone or email. Our goal is to make any decisions on cancellations at least 4 hours before the scheduled class time. In addition, the message on our answering machine (412-833-2211) will advise you of any cancellations.
FUTURE KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information
Beginners Agility Practice on Saturdays - scroll down to "Upcoming Events" for specific dates.
Doggie Gym - January 27 and February 22
Agility Run-Thrus - February 3
Fun With Heeling - February 17
Teacup Agility Skills - April 7
Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - February 25, March 8, March 22
Teacup Agility Trial - April 28 & 29
WCRL Rally Trial - May 12 & 13
Scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS for more information, which will be posted when available.
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.).
BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 2:30
These practice sessions arefor 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. Dates are Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, and Feb 24.
DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS - FEBRUARY 25, MARCH 8, MARCH 22
Donna will be a KCTC on the above dates. She will give private lessons on February 25 and March 8, and will conduct a front cross/rear cross workshop on March 22. If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Upcoming classes are January 27; February 3, 17, 24.
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 email@example.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 March 18.
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 January 23, 2018