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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB


CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes began on Sunday (September 24).  The class schedule has been posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page. 
Due to heavy demand, we have added another Family Manners I class on Monday at 8:30 pm.


FUTURE KCTC EVENTS

Teacup Agility Trial - September 30 and October 1

Donna Rohaus Agility - October 12 and November 30

Yoga With Your Dog - October 14

Canine Halloween Party - October 21

Holiday Doggie Photos - November 19

WCRL Rally Trial - November 25 - 26


 
Scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS for more information.

  

 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




DONNA ROHAUS PRIVATE AGILITY LESSONS - OCTOBER 12 and NOVEMBER 30

Donna Rohaus will be giving private agility lessons on the above dates.  Contact Dan Goldberg (samoyed4@verizon.net) to reserve a time slot.

TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL - SEPTEMBER 30 and OCTOBER 1

Our fall Teacup trial will be September 30 and October 1.  We'll have 5 runs each day (3 Standard and 2 Games).  The games were selected from the ones that will be used in the Fall Casino Classic at B&D, which is two weeks after our trial, so you can practice those games.  The judge will be Emil Pohodich.  Click here for the
premium.

DOG YOGA SEMINAR - OCTOBER 14

Learn how to do yoga with your dog.  More details to come.

CANINE HALLOWEEN PARTY - OCTOBER 21

Details to come.

HOLIDAY DOGGIE PHOTOS - NOVEMBER 19

Photographer Cindy Sumner will again be taking doggies photos with your choice of holiday season backgrounds on November 19, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  She was fully booked last year, so reserve your time slot early!  To reserve a time slot, call Cindy at 724-255-7921.
Click here for more information.

WCRL RALLY TRIAL - NOVEMBER 25 - 26

Our fall WCRL Rally trial will be November 25 - 26.  Each day there will be Levels 1, 2, 3, Puppy, and Veteran.  The judges will be Phyllis Huber and Carolyn Martin.  Click here for the Premium.


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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 class is September 23, then October 7.  The fee is $10. 

 

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.  There will be no class on October 4.  Classes will resume October 11.  Introduction to Conformation is a 5-week class, by appointment.  Send an email to info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  

 

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 November 19.

 

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 September 25, 2017