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 CLASS NOTES

 
Our next session of classes begins the week of May 14.  The schedule is on the CLASS SCHEDULE page. Enrollments are now open for classes not yet started.

 UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information

Beginners Agility Practice on Saturdays - scroll down to "Upcoming Events" for specific dates.

There will be no drop in conformation class on Wednesday, May 23, and no classes on Memorial Day, Monday May 28.

Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - May 24

Paint Your Dog - June 10

C-Wags Scentwork Mock Trial - June 16


C-Wags Scentwork Trial - July 7 & 8

TDAA Teacup Agility Judges' Clinic - September 20 - 21

Teacup Agility Trial - September 22 - 23

WCRL Rally Trial - November 24 - 25
 

  

 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 will be posted.

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL - MAY 12 & 13

We had lots of dogs!  Congratulations to all teams that earned new titles.  Contact Bonnie McKeown if any are missing.

 

INTRO

 

 

Jennifer May                         

Zoe

RLI

Linda Irwin

Ruffles

RLI

Dawn Dinger

Piper

RLI

Sarah Maleski

Fletcher

RLI

Laurie Schlossnagle

Emme

RLI

Individual level Titles

 

 

Pam Berman

Sophie

RL1

Dawn Dinger

Piper

RL1

Rosanne Minich

Bailey

RL1

Linda Cordle

Molly

RL1

Susan Kruman

Captain

Rl1

Jennifer May

Zoe

RL1

Jen Heid

Steevee Ann

RL2

Elayne Swift

Tobias

RL2

Sandy Milligan

Avalon

RL2

Mary Jo Daly

Nikki

RL2

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

 

 

Lorie Ritchey

Pinch

RL1X

Paula Shimko

Chloe

RL1X

Pia Crouse

Simba

RL1X

Diana Squicciarini

Glinka

RK1X6

Denise Siefers

Tyson

RL2X4

Lorraine Fox

Greta

RL2X7

Pam Lewis

Laika

RL3X

Lorraine Fox

Greta

RL3X5

Charlene Zeleznock

Stella

RLV

Denise Siefers

Tyson

RLVX

Tena Parker

Shayne

RLVX3

Lorraine Fox

Greta

RLVX10

COMBINED LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

 

 

Shari Caruso

Halo

ARCHEX

Tena Parker

Rio

ARCHMX

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS -  MAY 24

Donna will be aT KCTC to give private lessons on May 24. If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg at samoyed4@verizon.net.

 

PAINT YOUR PET - JUNE 10

Paint your pet's picture Sunday June 10, 5 pm - 8 pm.  The cost is $50.  Contact DeAnne Orive (ddorive@hotmail.com) to register.

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK MOCK TRIAL - JUNE 16

You can practice for our July 7 & 8 Scentwork trial at our Mock Trial on Saturday, June 16, 5 pm - 9 pm.  We'll start with a review of the rules, then run 4 rounds.  The cost is $5 per round, or all 4 rounds for $15.  (No charge if you just want to attend the rules briefing.)  There is a 20-dog limit.  Contact Laura Leonard if you would like to sign up --  lmleonard67@gmail.com.

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - JULY 7 & 8

Our very first Scentwork trial will be July 7 & 8.  Click here for the Premium. 

 

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.

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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 date is June 2.

 

 

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.   There will be no drop-in conformation class on Wednesday, May 23.

 

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 May 20.

 

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 May 20, 2018