KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB
Our next session of classes will begin on September 24. Enrollments will open at 9:00 pm on September 10. The class schedule will posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page in early September.
FUTURE KCTC EVENTS
Tunnelers Fun Night - August 12 - 7:00
Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - August 24Open House - September 10
WCRL Rally Seminar #2 - September 16
Scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS for more information.
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.).
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.
Upcoming classes are August 12 and 19.
CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION
Our Conformation Drop-In class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert 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. No class will be held August 9.
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 September 17.
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 August 9, 2017