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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.


FUTURE KCTC EVENTS

WCRL Rally Changes Seminar (and flashcards) with Phyllis Huber, June 25, 11:00 AM

Donna Rohaus Agility Lessons - June 29

Teacup Agility Fun Night - July 22, 7:00 - 9:00

  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.).

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UPCOMING EVENTS


 WCRL Rally Seminar with Phyllis Huber, June 25, 11:00 - 4:00

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.

In addition, we are selling sets of 82 flashcards for all the signs, including descriptions.  They are on laminated 3x5 cards.  The cost is $15 for a complete set.  We expect to have them at the seminar, and Pat Warnick will have them after the seminar.

 DONNA ROHAUS AGILITY - JUNE 29

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

TEACUP AGILITY FUN NIGHT - JULY 22, 7:00 - 9:00

Contact Amy Sandhagen: sandaes@aol.com.

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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.  Upcoming classes are July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 19.  The fee is $10. 

 

CONFORMATION CLASS AND INTRODUCTION TO CONFORMATION

Our Conformation Drop-In class with Clare Schmalz and Bill Colbert 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 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 June 21, 2017