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 CLASS NOTES

Our Short Session of classes will run from November 27 through December 13.  Click here for the Schedule.

Our next session of regular classes will begin on January 2, 2019.  The schedule will be posted to the CLASS SCHEDULE page by December 2.  Enrollments will open December 9 at 9:00 PM.


ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Brownsville Road just north of the club is closed until sometime in November.  This will effect people coming from the north, but not the south.  Follow the posted detour signs, and allow extra time to get to the club.

 UPCOMING KCTC EVENTS - Scroll down for more information



Doggy Gym - November 13 and December 12

WCRL Rally Trial - November 24 - 25

C-Wags Scentwork Trial - December 1 - 2

Beginners Agility Practice - December 8, 15, 29

Canine Good Citizen (CGC and CGCA) Testing - December 27

Donna Rohaus Agility -  December 28



 

  

 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

 

BEGINNERS AGILITY PRACTICE - SATURDAYS AT 2:30

These practice sessions are for members only, to help the agility teams that are just beginning in agility.   These practices are not for those that are competing, but for those who are planning to compete in the future.  You must have taken or be currently enrolled in Foundations of Agility II, Teeters and Weaves, Sequences, Beginners Agility, or Teacup Agility.  Cost is $5 per dog per day.  Upcoming dates are posted above.  If you wish to sign up for any of these dates, contact Sharon Hareza at crazyrabbit1977@yahoo.com.

 

DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY

International agility competitor Donna Rohaus gives private lessons at KCTC.  Upcoming date is December 28.  If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg.  dangoldberg444@gmail.com.

 

DOGGIE GYM - DECEMBER 12

Doggie night at the gym at 7:00 PM -- good conditioning exercises for you dog!  The cost per dog is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.  Contact Virginia Weida to sign up:  vweida@comcast.net

 

WCRL RALLY TRIAL - NOVEMBER 24 - 25

Click here for the Premium.

 

C-WAGS SCENTWORK TRIAL - DECEMBER 1 - 2

Click here for the Premium.

 

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) AND ADVANCED CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGCA) TESTING - DECEMBER 27

CGC and CGCA testing will be held on December 27, starting at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  If you would like a slot, contact Dan Goldberg at dangoldberg444@gmail.com.

 

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.  NOTE:  A Novice title is not a prerequisite to attend this class.  No class November 24 or in December.

 

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. 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 18.

 

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 November 17, 2018