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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB


CLASS NOTES

Our December Short Session of classes is underway.  Contact info@keystonecanine.com for more information.
 
 
Our next full session of classes will begin January 2.  Enrollments are now open.  Go to the CLASS SCHEDULE page to enroll.  Enrollment instructors are linked from the top of that page.


FUTURE KCTC EVENTS

AKC Rally Masters Seminar - postponed due to weather.  New date coming.

Hair of the Dog Party - January 1


 
Scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS for more information.

  

 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


WCRL RALLY TRIAL RESULTS

We had another successful Rally trial November 25 - 26.  Below is a list of those who earned new titles.

Congratulations to all!

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL TITLES

Carolyn Martin and Trek                                             RLP

Mary Jo Daly and Nikki                                               RL1

Tiffany Sera and Khrom                                              RL2

Pia Crouse and Simba                                                RL2       

Sheila Demsey and Ginger                                         RL2

Sheila Demsey and Freckles                                       RL2

Paula Shimko and Chloe                                             RL3       

Pat Warnick and Howie                                              RL3

Leslie Meyn and Calvin                                               RL3

 

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

Leslie Meyn and Drake                                               RL1X1

Laura Cook and Sugar                                                RL1X1

Stephanie Day and Lila                                               RL1X2

Pat Warnick and Howie                                               RL1X3

Lorraine Fox and Greta                                               RL1X5

Marcie Ridgway and Bing                                            RL1X8

Stephanie Day and Lila                                                RL2X1

Joanne Schreiber and Skye                                         RL2X3

Lorraine Fox and Xena                                                RL2X4

Marcie Ridgway and Bing                                            RL2X7

 arcie Ridgway and Lindy                                             RL2X10

Marcie Ridgway and Bing                                            RL3X2

Marcie Ridgway and Lindy                                           RL3X9

Leslie Meyn and Calvin                                                RLVX1

Tena Parker and Shayne                                             RLVX1

Joanne Schreiber and Skye                                         RLVX3

Lorraine Fox and Xena                                                RLVX5

Lorraine Fox and Greta                                               RLVX7

 

COMBINED LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

Marcie Ridgway and Bing                                           ARCHMX1

Carolyn Martin and Dare                                            ARCHMX8

Rich Moody and Dom                                                ARCHMX29


AKC RALLY MASTERS SEMINAR - DECEMBER 13 POSTPONED.  NEW DATE COMING.

The New AKC Rally Masters Class signs will be demonstrated and the primary elements will be discussed.  Click here for more information and registration instructions. 

HAIR OF THE DOG PARTY - JANUARY 1

Come celebrate the new year at the club from 9:00 - 1:00.  Well-behaved dogs are invited too.  Bring some goodies to share.

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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.  No advance registration is needed.  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.  Upcoming classes are  January 6, 20, 27; February 3, 17, 24.

 

CONFORMATION 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.  The next class will be January 10.  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 January 21.

 

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 December 15, 2017