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KEYSTONE CANINE TRAINING CLUB

 



CLASS NOTES

Our next session of classes will begin March 6.  The class schedule will be posted in mid-February.  Enrollments will open at 7:00 am on February 20, and will close at midnight February 29.  Class payments are also due by February 29.  Go to the FORMS page to enroll.

Check here for weather-related class cancelation information throughout the winter.


UPCOMING EVENTS


TDI, CGC, and CGCA Testing -
February 27

Teacup Agility Trial - April 30 & May 1

WCRL Rally Trial - May 7 & 8

  

 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 Kindergarten, Puppy Family Manners, and 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.

  


UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER).  (CLICK HERE FOR PAST EVENTS.)


   

TDI AND CGC TESTING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

We will be testing on Saturday, February 27:  TDI from 1:00 - 3:00; then CGC and CGCA from 3:30 - 5:30.  The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  If you would like to sign up, please contact Dan Goldberg at samoyed4@verizon.net.

 

TEACUP AGILITY TRIAL

 

Our Spring Teacup trial will be held April 30 and May 1.  The judges will be Laura Leonard (Saturday) and Emil Pohodich (Sunday).  There will be five runs each day (3 Standard and 2 Games).  The premium will be posted here shortly.

 

WCRL SANCTIONED RALLY TRIAL

Our Spring Rally trial will be held May 7 & 8.  Click here for the premium.  We will offer Levels 1, 2, 3, Puppy and Veteran.  The judges will be Phyllis Huber and Carolyn Martin.  Closing date is April 30, unless the trial does not fill.  Day of show entries will be accepted.

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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.  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 February 6, 20, 27.  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 info@keystonecanine.com if you wish to enroll.  

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY LESSONS

International Agility competitor Donna Rohaus of Agility CAPabilties gives private and group agility lessons at KCTC.  Her next date will be announced.  Contact Dan Goldberg if you are interested.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND BOARD MEETINGS

KCTC Membership meetings are held the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 PM, at the club.  No dogs please!  The next meeting will be March 20.

 

KCTC Board of Directors meetings are normally held the second Sunday of each month at 7:00, at various locations. 

 


 

Last Updated: February 2, 2016

 

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