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 CLASS NOTES

Our next session of regular classes will begin on January 2, 2019.  The schedule has been posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE.  Enrollments are now open - go to the CLASS SCHEDULE page to enroll.


ROAD CONSTRUCTION IS FINISHED!

Brownsville Road just north of the club is NOW OPEN AGAIN, so there should be no delays in getting to the club.

 UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information

Canine Good Citizen (CGC and CGCA) Testing - December 27

Donna Rohaus Agility -  December 28

Beginners Agility Practice - December 29



 

  

 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

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL NOVEMBER 24 - 25

Congratulations to the following teams who earned titles at our Rally trial.

 

INTRO

 

 

NAME

DOG

TITLE

Diana Squicciarini

Glinda

RLI

Pam Lewis

Teddy

RLI

Carol Seubert

Rainn

RLI

Jen Heid

Blue

RLI

Sandy Milligan

Tristan

RLI

 

 

 

NEW RALLY TITLES LEVEL 1/2/3/

 

 

NAME

DOG

TITLE

Suzanne Vighetti

Molly

RL1

Pam Berman

Sophie

RL2

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES 1X ETC.

 

 

NAME

DOG

TITLE

Jen Heid

Steevee Ann

RL1X

Dawn Dinger

Piper

RL1X

Pia Crouse

Simba

RL1X2

Joan Snee

Minna

RL1X2

Pia Crouse

Simba

RL3X

Pat Warnick

Howie

RL3X

Nancy Ann Whitley

Icee

RL3X

 

 

 

COMBINED LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

 

 

NAME

DOG

TITLE

Mary Jo Daly

Nikki

ARCH

Jen Heid

Steevee Ann

ARCH

Dawn Dinger

Piper

ARCH

Joanne Matthews

Shiloh

ARCHX

Pat Warnick

Howie

ARCHEX

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - DECEMBER 1 - 2

Photos from the trial are posted here.

 

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.  Upcoming dates are posted above.  If you wish to sign up for any of these dates, contact Sharon Hareza at crazyrabbit1977@yahoo.com.

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY

International agility competitor Donna Rohaus gives private lessons at KCTC.  Upcoming date is December 28.  If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg.  dangoldberg444@gmail.com.

 

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 dangoldberg444@gmail.com.

 

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.  No class 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 info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  No class in December.  Classes will resume January 2.

 

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 January 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 December 17, 2018