Class Info and Policies

If you are new to Y2K9s, please note:

On the first day of class, please bring proof of current dog inoculations – rabies and DAP (Distemper/Adenovirus/Parovirus) – to class.

The methods we use for dog training calls for a lot of food reward. Bring a large supply of small, tasty treats.

Four to six foot leads and a buckle collar are recommended. Please, no Flexi Leads. We may recommend the use of an alternate head halter or harness; they are available for sale at class.

There will be NO REFUNDS after the first week of class.


  • There is ample parking in the lot directly in front of our building
  • Do not block entrances and doors to our building, other buildings or loading docks

Field Turf Floor

We have made a big investment in this flooring and need your help in keeping it in good shape

  • Do not let your dog run loose on the field turf
  • $10 penalty for any dog accidents on the turf
  • Use treats that can be easily found by your dog
  • No human food or drinks on the turf
  • Let an instructor know if you see any infractions; help enforce these rules
  • Should a spill or accident occur, use disinfectant in the spray bottle and paper towels to blot


  • Outside the building please pick up and use our dumpster for disposal
  • Use the “Y2 Loo” (gravel area adjacent to parking lot) – bags available
  • Inside – See your instructor for location of correct cleaning product
  • Please do not leave any dog waste (liquid or solid) in any indoor trash can, including those in the bathrooms – place it in the dumpster

Free Stuff to Borrow

  • Live to Run Again Audio Library – Live to Run Again is a not-for-profit public education campaign against drowsy driving
    Learn more about Live to Run Again
  • Books and magazines

Get in the Loop!

  • Join the Y2K9s e-mail group on YahooGroups. Email traffic is light, with useful club notices and news.
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Class Cancellations and Bad Weather

  • In the event of inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the Y2K9s’ website in the Twitter Box on the home page
  • Or you can follow the Twitter postings on your computer or mobile device by subscribing to
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  • Message Center Phone Number: 215-821-9259 (for class cancellations information; also for general questions regarding Y2K9s, you may call our message center, leave a message, and we will contact you)

Items Available for Purchase

  • $25 – EZ-Walker Harnesses (see an instructor for fitting and purchase)
  • $5 – Clickers
  • Member Class Fees

    7-week classes$120
    7-week Rosie Sutherland & Leslie McDevitt classes$140
    6-week classes$100
    5-week classes$90
    4-week classes$70
    Conformation Handling$15/class
  • Non-Member Class Fees

    7-week classes$160
    7-week Rosie Sutherland & Leslie McDevitt classes$180
    6-week classes$140
    5-week classes$110
    4-week classes$90
    Conformation Handling$15/class
  • Drop-In Rates

    Conformation Handling:
    Drop-ins allowed any time. Special rate of $15.

    Rosie Sutherland Classes:
    Contact Rosie for approval and to see if space is available. $25 for members; $30 for non-members.

    All Other Classes:
    Check with the class instructor to determine if space is available for the day you wish to drop in. $20 for members; $25 for non-members.