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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB

 


CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes will begin Sunday, March 5.  Enrollments will open on Sunday, February 19 at 9:00 pm, and close on March 1.   The class schedule will be posted in mid-February.


UPCOMING EVENTS
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2016 KCTC Award Plaque Form - Info needed by January 31, 2017

Saturday Fun Night - Small Dog Social - January 28, 7:00 pm

Saturday Fun Crafty Night - Snuffle Mats - February 11, 6:00 pm

Awards Celebration and Spring Social - Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm

Teacup Agility Trial - April 29 - 30

WCRL Rally Trial - May 13 - 14


  

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS


2016 KCTC AWARDS PLAQUE FORM INFO - DUE JANUARY 31

The KCTC 2016 Awards Plaque order form is now available for submission for KCTC dogs who have earned new titles last year. Click here for the form: KCTC 2016 Awards Plaque Order Form. Use a separate form for each dog.  Forms must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31. We will not be able to accept late forms.  After submitting your form, you will receive a confirmation email, which will also give you a final opportunity to proofread your information. If you do not receive this confirmation email, or if any changes are required after you have submitted the form, notify Janine Smith (janine_esq@yahoo.com). 

AWARD CELEBRATION AND SPRING SOCIAL - SUNDAY, APRIL 23

The Awards Celebration and Spring Social will be Sunday, April 23, at 6:00 pm at the Bethel Park Community Center. It is free to members and $10 for friends or relatives.  All members are invited, even if your dog did not earn an award. KCTC will provide a couple of entrees, and each member is requested to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Information on how to sign up will be coming.

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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.  The next classes are January 21 and 28. 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.  

 

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 19.

 

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 19, 2017