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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB
Our next session of classes will begin the first week of January 2017.
Please note - SOME CLASSES WILL NOT BE HELD ON HALLOWEEN (OCTOBER 31). CHECK WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR.
UPCOMING EVENTS - Scroll down for more information and registration forms.
Heeling Workshop - November 13
WCRL Rally Run-thrus - November 19
Holiday Photos - November 20
WCRL Rally Trial - November 26 & 27
Holiday Party - December 5
Donna Rohaus Agility Seminars and Private Lessons - December 10 and 26
Karen Pryor Academy Workshop - January 7 - 8 (first of four)
SATURDAY FUN NIGHTS!
Nosework - October 22
(For dogs who are taking or have taken at least one Nosework class, and can work on birch. There will be three fun search areas and some games. When not working, dogs must be crated or kept in cars.)
Obedience Proofing - November 5
(For dogs and handlers that would like to sharpen some basic obedience skills. We will do some fun proofing exercises.)
Doggie Gym - November 19
(For handlers who have taken a Canine Conditioning class. Dogs must be crated when not working.)
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 (whic is for people who take dogs to nursing home visits, school reading programs, etc.).
HEELING WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 13 - Registration will open on October 23 at 9:00 pm
This workshop will cover both traditional Obedience and Rally heeling, and will cover things such as heeling postion, heeling maneuvers, and motivation. The workshop leader will be Phyllis Huber. Click here for the information flyer. After October 23 at 9:00 pm, click here for the registration form.
WCRL RALLY RUN-THRUS NOVEMBER 19
We will be offering WCRL Rally Run-thrus. Come join the fun and get a chance to practice before our WCRL Rally Trial. Click here for more information and registration instructions.
HOLIDAY DOGGIE PHOTOS NOVEMBER 20
One of our favorite photographers, Cindy Sumner, is taking Holiday Season doggie photos. She will be at KCTC on November 20, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. She offers single photos, photo packages, and holiday cards. Click here for more information and for instructions on how to reserve a time slot.
WCRL RALLY TRIAL NOVEMBER 26 - 27
Our next WCRL Rally trial will be November 26 – 27. The judges will be Phyllis Huber and Carolyn Martin. Click here for the Premium.
HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 5
Our annual Holiday Party will be held on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 pm, at the South Park Clubhouse. Good food and good times! The cost is $30 per person. Click here for more information and a reservation form. Reservations are due by November 21.
DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY DECEMBER 10 AND 26
Donna Rohaus will be giving Beginning and Advance level seminars and private lessons on December 10 and 26. More information will be coming shortly.
KAREN PRYOR ACADEMY WORKSHOP JANUARY 7 - 8
KAREN PRYOR ACADEMY WORKSHOP JANUARY 7 - 8
KCTC is hosting a Karen Academpy Workshop. This 6-month Dog Trainer Professional program is for the highly motivated dog trainer who is looking to advance his/her skills and career prospects to their highest levels. The program combines online learning with hands-on instruction and is divided into four online Units and four two-day hands-on workshops. The other three weekends will be in February, April and June. Go to the following link for more information, the exact dates, and the cost: https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/dog-trainer-professional/regional/north-america/pittsburgh-pa
RESULTS FROM RECENT EVENTS. (CLICK HERE FOR PAST EVENTS.)
TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL OCTOBER 1 – 2
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Teacup trial, either competing or volunteering or both. Congratulations to the KCTC dogs who earned major titles:
And congratulations to Sharon Neumeyer and Gracie, who earned their Beginner Standard and Games I titles in their very first-ever Teacup trial!
AND CGC TESTING - OCTOBER 8
TDI AND CGC TESTING - OCTOBER 8
Congratulation to the KCTC member and prospective member who passed their tests: Jodi Tyskiewicz and Sammie - TDI and CGC; and Sharon Neumeyer and Gracie - TDI
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. Upcoming classes are October 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3. No classes the remainder of December. The fee is $10.
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! Introduction to Conformation is a 5-week class, by appointment. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to enroll.
MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS
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 November 20.
KCTC Board of Directors meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations.
Last Updated: October 17, 2016