Welcome to Keystone Canine Training Club Members Login
Session I now underway. Session II begins March 14.
We have updated the COVID-19 Protocol to stay consistent with current CDC and State guidelines. As of right now, everyone is required to wear a facemask. Please click here for the entire Protocol, revised 8-6-21
2022 TRIAL SCHEDULE AND OTHER EVENTS
Nominations of Candidates due – February 15
CWAGS Scentwork Trial – March 12-13 - Click here for the Premium and more details.
Membership Meeting – March 20
TDAA Agility Trial – April 23 - More information to follow.
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, senior citizen or assisted living facilities, etc.).
KCTC ON YOUTUBE!
We have created a short video about KCTC that has been posted on YouTube. Click here here for the link.
COMPETITION LEVEL OBEDIENCE TRAINING DROP-IN CLASS
Our Competition Level Obedience class is held Saturdays at 9:00 am. 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. A Novice title is not a prerequisite to attend this class. Contact Terry Younkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 8:00 pm each Friday before the class if you wish to attend. No drop-ins will be allowed.
CONFORMATION DROP-IN 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
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.
Our Board meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00.
Last updated January 18, 2022