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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB

 


CLASS NOTES

ALERT!  We have learned that some of the items mailed to the Keystone Canine Training Club PO Box were returned to the senders.  If that happened to you, please just mail them to our PO Box again.  You are still enrolled!  (Unless you are on a Waitlist.)

We are now accepting enrollments for Session V classes that have not yet begun.  See the CLASS SCHEDULE page for a list of classes offered.  Go to the FORMS page to enroll.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Teacup Agility Trial - October 1 & 2

TDI and CGC Testing - October 8 - Sorry, it is full

Holiday Photos - November  20

WCRL Rally Trial - November 26 & 27


SATURDAY FUN NIGHTS!

Canine Etiquette - October 8
(For dogs who have taken Family Manners I and handlers who want to learn more about controlling your dog in simulated real-life situations)

Nosework - October 20
(For dogs who are taking or have taken at least one Nosework class, and can work on birch.  There will be three fun search areas and some games.  When not working, dogs must be crated or kept in cars.)

Obedience Proofing  - November 5
(For dogs and handlers that would like to sharpen some basic obedience skills.  We will do some fun proofing exercises.)

  

 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 (for people who take dogs to nursing home visits, school reading programs, etc.).

  


UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER).  (CLICK HERE FOR PAST EVENTS.)


 

TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL OCTOBER 1 – 2

Our next Teacup agility trial will be October 1 -2, with run-thrus on Friday, September 30.  You can practice the games that will be used at the Petit Prix, which will be two weeks later.  We have electric timing and all our contact equipment is rubberized.  Click here for the Premium.

TDI AND CGC TESTING - OCTOBER 8

On October 8, we are conducting testing for TDI (1:00 - 3:00) and CGC (3:30 - 5:00).  If you would like to sign up, please contact Dan Goldberg at samoyed4@verizon.net.  The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, payable in advance.  There is a limit of 10 dogs for TDI and 5 dogs for CGC.  UPDATE:  Both tests are full.

HOLIDAY DOGGIE PHOTOS

One of our favorite photographers, Cindy Sumner, is taking Holiday Season doggie photos.  She will be at KCTC on November 20, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  She offers single photos, photo packages, and holiday cards.  Click here for more information and for instructions on how to reserve a time slot.

WCRL RALLY TRIAL NOVEMBER 26 - 27

Our next WCRL Rally trial will be November 26 – 27.  The judges will be Phyllis Huber and Carolyn Martin.  Click here for the Premium.

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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.  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.  Classes September 24, then October 15. The fee is $10. 

 

CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION

Conformation class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert is held every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, even between class sessions. Drop-ins are welcome!  Introduction to Conformation is a 5-week class, by appointment.  Send an email to info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS

International Agility competitor Donna Rohaus of Agility CAPabilties gives private and group agility lessons at KCTC. Contact Dan Goldberg if you are interested.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

KCTC Membership meetings are normally held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 PM, at the club.  No dogs please!  The next meeting will be November 20.

 

KCTC Board of Directors meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations. 

 


 

Last Updated: September 22, 2016

 

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