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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB (KCTC)
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 also offer classes in more advanced Obedience, Agility, Rally, and Canine Good Citizen (CGC)/Therapy Dogs International (TDI). We have certified CGC 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 have been featured in local newspapers, cable television, and the Wall Street Journal! 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. We are located in Baldwin Borough, in the south suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT -- There is work on the Broughton and Baptist Road intersection, and on the Curry Hollow and Brownsville Road intersection. This will affect people coming from the south and west. Click on DIRECTIONS page on our website to get directions to the club.
UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER). (CLICK HERE FOR PAST EVENTS.)
KCTC is participating in two upcoming events:
PET FAIR at United Methodist Church in Bethel Park on June 22, 9:30 - 2:30. We will staff a table and some of our dogs will perform.
STEEL CITY PET EXPO at the Monroeville Convention Center on June 29, starting at 10:00 am. We will also staff a table there.
GROOMING SEMINAR - HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR DOG BETWEEN GROOMS - JULY 14
This seminar is designed to assist you in keeping your dog looking good all year round. Your dog will be healthier and happier, and maintenance will help your groomer do their job! The seminar is July 14, 1:00 - 4:00. The cost is $25 for KCTC members, $30 for non-members, and $20 for KCTC instructors. Click here for registration information.
TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL - SEPTEMBER 28 - 29
Our next Teacup trial will be September 28 - 29, with run-thrus on the 27th. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
WORLD CYNOSPORT/APDT RALLY TRIAL - OCTOBER 5 - 6
Our next Rally trial will be October 5 - 6. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
OPEN OBEDIENCE CLASS
Our Open Obedience class is normally held every-other Saturday at 9:00 am. Julie Agosti is the instructor, and she teaches the skills need for AKC Open Obedience. It is intended for handlers ready to move on the AKC Open from AKC Novice, although a Novice title is not a prerequisite to attend this class. It is a drop-in class, and the fee is $10. The next class is June 29.
WCR (FORMERLY APDT) RALLY CLASS
Our World Cynosport Rally (WCR) class is held on Saturdays at 7:00 PM. It is mainly intended to prepare handlers for WCR competition, but is open to anyone who wishes to learn about Rally. It is a drop-in class for Session III. The next class date is June 15.
CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION
Conformation class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert has resumed and is held every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, even between class sessions. There will be no classes on July 24th, July 31st, Aug 7th and Aug 14th. Drop-ins are welcome! Introduction to Conformation is a regular 5-week session.
KCTC Membership meetings are normally held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 PM, at the club. No dogs please! The next meeting will be July 21. Future meetings will be September 15 and November 17.
Last Updated: June 13, 2013