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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB

 

CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes will begin in early August.  We are now accepting enrollments. See the CLASS SCHEDULE page, and check that the class you want is not waitlisted.   Go to the FORMS page for enrollment forms.  We are introducing three new classes this coming session:

Soft Dog Agility - for shy or timid dogs who need motivation.  Three-week class beginning August 5. UPDATE:  THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Premier Agility - Sequences used in the new AKC Premium Class, for Master-level dogs.
Games and More Games - All kinds of games, just for fun! (KCTC members only).  UPDATE:  THIS CLASS IS FULL.

   

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 Kindergarten, Puppy Family Manners, and 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.

  


UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER).  (CLICK HERE FOR PAST EVENTS.)


 

FALL TRIALS

Our next Teacup agility trial will be held October 3 - 4.  The Games will be some of the ones that will be used in the Petit Prix later that month.

 

Our next WCRL Rally trial will be held November 28 - 29.  

 

SEMINAR - SO YOU WANT TO GET A DOG!  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 10:30 - 1:00

What breed is best for you and your family?  We will give guidance about this and many other questions at this seminar, which is free and open to the public.  More details to come.

 

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        ON-GOING EVENTS - SEE BELOW


  

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.  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.    Upcoming classes are July 25, August 8, 15, 22, and 29.  The fee is $10. 

 

CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION

Conformation class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert is held every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, even between class sessions.  Drop-ins are welcome!  The will be no classes July 29 or August 5.  Classes will resume August 12.  Introduction to Conformation is a 5-week class, by appointment.  Send an email to info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS

International Agility competitor Donna Rohaus of Agility CAPabilties gives private and group agility lessons at KCTC.     Contact Dan Goldberg if you are interested.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

KCTC Membership meetings are held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 PM, at the club.  No dogs please!  The next meeting will be September 20. 

KCTC Board of Directors meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations. 

 


 

Last Updated: July 28, 2015

 

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