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CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes will begin March 15. Enrollments will open on Sunday, March 1, at 9:00 pm. The Session II schedule has been posted to the website.

UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information

Rodeo Dog Run-Through: 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Sunday March 22.

2020 TRIAL SCHEDULE

February 29 & March 1 - C-Wags Scentwork

March 29 - Rodeo Dog

April 25 & 26 - Teacup Agility

May 16 & 17 - WCRL Rally

July 26 - Rodeo Dog

September 26 & 27 - Teacup Agility

October 10 & 11 - C-Wags Scentwork

November 28 & 29 - WCRL Rally


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, senior citizen or assisted living facilities, etc.).



UPCOMING EVENTS


BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 3:30

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. If you wish to sign up, contact Sharon Hareza at crazyrabbit1977@yahoo.com. Upcoming dates will be posted here once they are scheduled.


RODEO DOG RUN-THROUGHS - 1:00 - 3:00

Dog and handler teams that have attended a Rodeo Dog class or are competing in Rodeo Dog are welcome to attend these Sunday drop-in run-throughs. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. The next date is March 22.


C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - FEBRUARY 29 & MARCH 1

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RODEO DOG TRIAL - MARCH 29

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WCRL RALLY TRIAL - MAY 16 & 17

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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. NOTE: A Novice title is not a prerequisite to attend this class. The next class date is March 7.

 

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 March 15.

 

Our Board meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00.

 

Last updated February 21, 2020