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Welcome to Keystone Canine Training Club Members Login
Because of the Allegheny County stay-at-home Health Advisory issued November 18, we are cancelling all remaining classes in our current session.
We are planning to begin our next session of classes on January 4. We plan to post the class schedule by December 6. And we are changing the date for opening of enrollments to Sunday, December 20, at 9:00 pm.
In order to provide a safe environment, we have instituted a COVID-19 Protocol at KCTC. Among other things, it requires facility sanitization, face masks and social distancing, sets a 6 dog maximum for each class, and limits each class to one dog per handler and one handler per dog. Click here for the Protocol.
2020 TRIAL SCHEDULE
November 28 - C-Wags Scentwork. Click here for the Premium. CANCELLED
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.
OPEN OBEDIENCE DROP-IN CLASS
Our Open 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. There is an 8 dog maximum, and advanced sign-up is required. 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 CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION
Please note that COVID19 protocol must be followed. Masks must be worn, and please bring your own dog's water and bowl. Crates will not be available.
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. The last Conformation class before the holidays with be November 18th. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS
Our regular membership meetings are normally held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months, at 7:00 at KCTC. Membership meetings are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 situation.
Our Board meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00.
Last updated November 20, 2020