KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB Members Login
Our next session of classes will begin on January 2, 2019. The schedule will be posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page by December 2. Enrollments will open December 9 at 9:00 PM.
Brownsville Road just north of the club is closed until sometime in November. 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.
UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information
Donna Rohaus Agility - November 17, December 28
Doggy Gym - November 13 and December 12
Holiday Photos - November 18 (Sorry, fully booked)
WCRL Rally Trial - November 24 - 25
C-Wags Scentwork Trial - December 1 - 2
Beginners Agility Practice - December 8, 15, 29
Canine Good Citizen (CGC and CGCA) Testing - December 27
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. Upcoming dates are posted above. If you wish to sign up for any of these dates, contact Sharon Hareza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY
International agility competitor Donna Rohaus gives private lessons at KCTC. Upcoming dates are November 17 and December 28. If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg. email@example.com.
DOGGIE GYM - NOVEMBER 13 AND DECEMBER 12
Doggie night at the gym at 7:00 PM -- good conditioning exercises for you dog! The cost per dog is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Contact Virginia Weida to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY PHOTOS - NOVEMBER 18
Cindy Sumner will be taking doggie photos Sunday, November 18. Click here for more details. (Sorry, fully booked, but you can call Cindy at 724-255-7921 to get on the waitlist.)
WCRL RALLY TRIAL - NOVEMBER 24 - 25
Click here for the Premium.
C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - DECEMBER 1 - 2
Click here for the Premium.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) AND ADVANCED CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGCA) TESTING - DECEMBER 27
CGC and CGCA testing will be held on December 27, starting at 7:00 pm. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg at email@example.com.
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. Next class is November 17. No class November 24 or in December.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 November 18.
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 November 12, 2018