We welcome new students! Please be sure to review our Class Info and Policies. Thank you!

Puppy Preschool

For pups from 8-16 weeks of age, this class addresses issues specific to young puppies as well as teaching very basic good behaviors. Coming when called and not jumping up are emphasized.

Note: You do not have to wait for a new session to start Puppy Preschool. You can start during any week and your six-week session will begin with your first class.

Class Location Start Date
Puppy Preschool - Saturday 10:15am - CJ Hazell Area B1
    May 5, 2018 10:15 am

Basic Canine Manners

For dogs 4 months and older. Dogs and owners will be introduced to using a clicker and other methods of positive reinforcement based training. This class teaches basic good manners, including but not limited to polite greeting, loose lead walking, sit, down, stay, and coming when called. How to address minor problematic behaviors such as jumping, chewing, taking objects, and barking will be covered as needed.
Prerequisite: None

Y2K9s is now offering AKC’s Star Puppy Program for dogs up to 1 year in age

The core of the program is a seven-week Basic Canine Manners class in which puppies and their humans learn the basic elements of being a pleasurable, well-behaved household companion. At the end of the seven-week session, the class instructor, an AKC Approved CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator, will offer the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test.  All dogs one year old and younger are invited to participate, including purebred and mixed breed dogs.  Puppies who successfully complete the test are eligible to receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag), and puppy and handler will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, each will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes a handsome, frameable certificate; AKC Puppy Handbook; and AKC monthly email newsletter. To learn more about the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program visit

Winnie Radolan will be teaching the classes in the upcoming session.

Please note:

On the first day of class, please bring proof of current dog inoculations 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.

Family members are encouraged to attend: small children are welcome if they are not disruptive. On the first night of Basic Canine Manners there are no dogs in class. It is an introductory session best enjoyed without dogs.

Questions about Basic Canine Manners? Email the registrar for this class, Debbie Chirichella at

Class Location Start Date
Basic Canine Manners - Saturday 9:00am - CJ Hazell Area B1
    May 5, 2018 9:00 am
Basic Canine Manners - Saturday 2:15pm - CJ Hazell Area B1
    May 5, 2018 2:15 pm
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 6:00pm - Winnie Radolan Area B1
    May 8, 2018 6:00 pm
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 7:00pm - Winnie Radolan Area B1
    May 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 8:15pm - Winnie Radolan Area B1
    May 8, 2018 8:15 pm

Walking and Greeting Manners

Class Location Start Date
Walking and Greeting Manners - Saturday 11:30am - CJ Hazell Area B1
    May 5, 2018 11:30 am

Advanced Canine Manners

For dogs who have completed Basic Canine Manners (or passed an equivalent proficiency evaluation). ACM will focus on more advanced at-home manners skills, with the goal being that dogs are prepared to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. This class emphasizes delayed food rewards, calm behavior near strangers and other dogs, and proficiency in manners skills with distractions present. A mock CGC test will be given the last week.
Prerequisite: Basic Canine Manners or equivalent.

Class Location Start Date
Advanced Canine Manners - Tuesday 7:00pm - Stacey Manzo Area B2
    May 1, 2018 7:00 pm

Recall Boot Camp

Would you love to be able to call your dog away from interesting things? Do you feel safe running your dog in open fields? Is beginning agility harder because your dog is more interested in other things than he is you? Take this class and improve your off lead control and increase your dog’s focus on you and work. Will cover the head turn, recalls with distractions, dealing with the fly-by recall and chase me with the object. No prerequisites.

Class Location Start Date
Recall Boot Camp - Saturday 1:00pm - CJ Hazell Area B1
    May 5, 2018 1:00 pm