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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB (KCTC)

 

Our next session of classes will begin the week of  September 28.  See the CLASS SCHEDULE page for details.  You can enroll on-line by using the "Online Enrollment (9/2014)" form on the FORMS page.  Instructions for using the form are on the "Online Enrollment Procedures (9-2014)," also on the FORMS page.

 

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 Kindergarten, Puppy Family Manners, and 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.

 


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


 

 

TEACUP AGILITY  TRIAL

Our fall Teacup Agility trial was held on September 27 - 28, with 165 runs.  According to the TDAA software, the top dogs at each jump height were:

      4" - Amber (Tom Bandi)

      8" - Sadie (Emil Pohodich)

    12" - Edan (Sheri Rockhill)

Congratulations to all who earned new titles!  They include Tiffany - TMAG 9 (Tom Bandi), Glinda - Beginners Standard (Diana Squicciarini), Declan - Beginners Standard (Lynda Kuzbel), Aiden - Games III (Bonnie McKeon), and Missy - Beginners Standard (Diane Valley).

 

AGILITY GAMES CLASSES FOR SESSION V

The Agility Games schedule for session V is as follows:

October 3 - Time to Beat

October 10 - Full House

October 11 - Wildcard

October 24 - Rekoons

October 31 - Pairs

November 7 - Colors

November 14 - Jumplers

The schedule is subject to change, but every effort will be made to adhere to the posted games. Agility Games is open for dogs of any size or trial venue, and to handler/dog teams just looking for a fun night of agility. Dogs must be old enough to safely jump, capable of safely performing contact obstacles, and reasonably proficient at running a course sequence. The ability to perform the teeter and weaves is helpful, but not required. BOTH games classes (7:15 and 8:15) are open for drop-ins this session. Drop-in fees can be found under Class Prices.

TThe full Session V Agility Games schedule, which contains details regarding each game and any upcoming trials running it, is available for download HERE.

WRCL RALLY TRIAL

Our next WCRL Rally trial will be November 22 - 23.  Click here for the Premium.

 

Trial Schedule

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trial # 1 – 8:30 a.m.                   Judge

Trial # 2 - To follow Trial 1             Judge

Level  1

             Carolyn Martin

Level  1

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Puppy

             Carolyn Martin

Puppy

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Level  2

             Carolyn Martin

Level  2

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Veteran

             Carolyn Martin

Veteran

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Level  3

             Phyllis Huber

Level  3

Phyllis Huber

  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Trial #1 – 8:30 a.m.                     Judge

Trial # 2 – To follow Trial 1          Judge

Level  1

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Level  1

       Carolyn Martin

Puppy

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Puppy

       Carolyn Martin

Level  2

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Level  2

       Carolyn Martin

Veteran

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Veteran

       Carolyn Martin

Level  3

Laurie Buchele-Schlossnagle

Level 3

       Carolyn Martin

 


        ON-GOING EVENTS - SEE BELOW


 

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.  The next dates are October 18 and 25, November 1 and 29.  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 fee is $10.  NOTE - We also offer a regular 7-week Open class -- Thursday at 7:30 pm for 2014 Session V.

 

WCR (FORMERLY APDT) RALLY 

Our World Cynosport Rally (WCRL) classes are held on Mondays at 5:00 pm and 6:30 PM.  They are mainly intended to prepare handlers for WCR competition, but is open to anyone who wishes to learn about Rally.  UPDATE:  Both classes are full for Session V.

 

 

CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION

Conformation class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert has resumed and 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.   Donna's next dates are October 9 and 23.  Contact Dan Goldberg to reserve a time slot.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

KCTC Membership meetings are held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 PM, at the club.  No dogs please!  The next meeting will be November 16.

KCTC Board of Directors meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations.  The next meeting is October 12.


 

Last Updated: September 30, 2014

 

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