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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB


CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes will begin on July 16.  The class schedule will be posted in late June.  Enrollments will be accepted starting Sunday, July 2, at 9:00 pm (tentative date).


FUTURE KCTC EVENTS
      
 
Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - May 25 and June 29

NASCAR AKC Rally Style, June 17, 7:00-9:00  

WCRL Rally Changes Seminar with Phyllis Huber, June 25, 11:00 AM

  Open House - September 10


 
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.).

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL RESULTS

 

Congratulations to all the teams that earned titles at our May 13 - 14 Rally trial.  And thanks to all the KCTC members who volunteered to help out at the trial. Here are the teams that earned new titles, provided by Bonnie McKeown, our Rally Trial Chair.

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL TITLES

Linda Irwin and Ruffles

RL1

Terry Younkins and Cali

RL1

Annette Shaw and Kenzie

RL1

Joan Snee and Minna

RL1

Sandy Milligan  and Avalon

RL1

Laura Canali and Sedona

RL2

Laura Canali and Willow

RL2

Jonathan McCready and Allie

RL2

Paula Shimko and Chloe

RL2

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

Charlene Zeleznock and Stella

RL1X1

Diana Squicciarini and Glinda

RL1X5

Phyllis Huber and Laci RL1X6

Laura Cook and Kandi

RL1X6

Paula Shimko and Blaze

RL2X1

Pat Warwick and Howie

RL2X1

Lorraine Fox and Greta

RL2X2

Lorraine Fox and Xena

RL2X2

Nancy Cole and Bella

RL2X3

Tena Parker and Rio

RL3X2

Phyllis Huber and Laci RL2X6
Phyllis Huber and Laci RL3X6

Laura Cook and Kandi

RL2X6

Laura Cook and Kandi

RL3X6

Laura Cook and Dante

RLPX1

Joanne Schreiber and Skye

RLVX2

COMBINED LEVEL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

Stephanie Day and Lila

ARCH

Shari Caruso and Halo

ARCHX

Phyllis Huber and Laci

ARCHMX5

Rich Moony and Dom

ARCHMX23

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS


 Snuffle Mat Class, June 10, 6:30

Contact pwarnick@verizon.net

 NASCAR AKC Rally style, June 17, 7:00-9:00 

Contact richclaras@comcast.net 

 WCRL Rally Seminar with Phyllis Huber

This seminar will cover the new WCRL Rally rules changes, new and revised exercises, new classes, new performance guidelines and new scoring standards. Click here for more information and the registration form

 DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY - MAY 25 AND JUNE 29

Donna Rohaus will be giving private agility lessons (all levels) on May 5 and June 29.  Contact Dan Goldberg (samoyed4@verizon.net) if you would like a slot. _____________________________________________________________________________________

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.  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 fee is $10.  The next class is May 20.

 

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!  No classes on May 24 or 31.  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 July 16.

 

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 May 22, 2017