KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB Members Login
Our next session of classes will begin July 22, and enrollments will begin on July 8 at 9:00 PM. The schedule will be posted to CLASS SCHEDULE page in late June.
UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information
Beginners Agility Practice on Saturdays - scroll down to "Upcoming Events" for specific dates.
C-Wags Scentwork Trial - July 7 & 8
Doggie Gym (Canine Conditioning) - July 11, August 11, September 11
Doga (dog yoga) - August 11
Beyond Basic Obedience Workshop - August 18
Donna Rohaus Agility - July 26, August 9, September 13
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
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.).
BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 2:30
These practice sessions arefor 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 will be posted.
C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - JULY 7 & 8
Our very first Scentwork trial will be July 7 & 8. Click here for the Premium.
DOGGIE GYM FUN NIGHTS - JULY 11, AUGUST 11, SEPTEMBER 11, 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. email@example.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.
BEYOND BASIC OBEDIENCE WORKSHOP - AUGUST 18
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.________________________________________________________________
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 June 16, 23, and 30.
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 email@example.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 June 17, 2018