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 CLASS NOTES

 
Our next session of classes will begin July 22, and enrollments are now open.  The schedule is on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Brownsville Road just north of the club is closed until October.  This will effect people coming from the north, but not the south.  Follow the posted detour signs, and allow extra time to get to the club.

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL PHOTOS

Photos from our July 7 - 8 Scentwork trial are now available at https://www.michaeljconnolly.com/-/galleries/kctc-july-2018 The password is 1234. 

 UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information

Tricks and Talent Fun - July 21

Donna Rohaus Agility - July 26, August 9, September 13

Beginners Agility Practice - July 28, Aug 11, Sept 15, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20

Teamwork - July 28

Doggie Gym (Canine Conditioning) - August 11, September 18

Yoga With Your Dog - August 11 (right after Doggie Gym)

Beyond Basic Obedience Workshop - August 18 (sorry, working slots filled. Auditor slots still open)

Small Dog Social - August 25

TDAA Teacup Agility Judges' Clinic - September 20 - 21

Teacup Agility Trial - September 22 - 23

WCRL Rally Trial - November 24 - 25

C-Wags Scentwork Trial - December 1 - 2
 

  

 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

 

BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 2:30

These practice sessions are for members only, to help the agility teams that are just beginning in agility.   These practices are not for those that are competing, but for those who are planning to compete in the future.  You must have taken or be currently enrolled in Foundations of Agility II, Teeters and Weaves, Sequences, Beginners Agility, or Teacup Agility.  Cost is $5 per dog per day.  Next dates are July 28, Aug 11, Sept 15, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20.  If you wish to sign up for any of these dates, contact Sharon Hareza at crazyrabbit1977@yahoo.com.

 

TRICK AND TALENT FUN - JULY 21, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

learn some new tricks, practice either new or old tricks, or get some help with tricks you are working on. If you wish to sign up, contact Stacey Damm at s.spanovich.damm@gmail.com.

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY - JULY 26, AUGUST 9, SEPTEMBER 13

International agility competitor Donna Rohaus gives private lessons at KCTC.  If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg.

at samoyed4@verizon.net.

 

TEAMWORK - JULY 28, 7:00 PM

We will practice teamwork with your canine partner and with other dog/handler teams.  Anybody that is working in obedience, AKC or WCRL Rally in Beginner to Advanced Levels is welcome. Contact Pat Warnick at patpaints@gmail.com to enroll.  

DOGGIE GYM FUN NIGHTS - AUGUST 11, SEPTEMBER 18, 7:00 PM

Come have a fun night at our Doggie Gym, with our Canine Conditioning equipment.  If you wish to sign up, please contact Virginia Weida.  vweida@comcast.net.

 

YOGA WITH YOUR DOG - AUGUST 11, 8:00 PM

Yoga with your dog!  If you wish to sign up, please contact Virginia Weida.  vweida@comcast.net.

 

BEYOND BASIC OBEDIENCE WORKSHOP - AUGUST 18 (sorry, working slots filled.  Audit slots still open.)

Topics include focus and distractions, working on distance exercises, directed jumping games, dumbbell work, proofing games, and the correct way to reward your dog.  Click here for the registration form.

 

SMALL DOG SOCIAL - AUGUST 25, 7:00 PM

Come for a night of fun and socialization with other small dogs!  August 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Contact Rosanne Minich if you would like to attend; rd.minich@gmail.com.

 

TDAA TEACUP AGILITY JUDGES' CLINIC - SEPTEMBER 20 - 21

KCTC is hosting a TDAA Judges' clinic, to certify new judges and recertify current judges.  Contact Marsha Houston at TDAA at houston.marsha@gmail.com if you are interested.

 

TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL - SEPTEMBER 22 - 23

Stay tuned for more information.

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL - NOVEMBER 24 - 25

Stay tuned for more information.

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - DECEMBER 1 - 2

Stay tuned for more information.

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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.  The next classes are July 21 and 28; August 11 and 25.  Tentative September dates are 15, 22, and 29.

 

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.  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 September 16.

 

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 July 19, 2018