Upcoming Events

Y2K9s hosts several competitive events each year, including UKI and CPE Agility, Rally-O, and Canine Musical Freestyle. We also offer Therapy Dog Testing and Certification sessions, as well as weekend seminars from expert trainers in a variety of dog sports.

Workshop: The Art of Play with Stacey Manzo

DATE: Friday, October 6
TIME: 7-9:00 p.m.
WHY: To develop an awesome play style with your dog
COST: $35 members for working spots; $10 for members auditing without their dogs
$45 non-members for working spots; $20 for non-members auditing without their dogs
CONTACT: Email Stacey Manzo

We know there is science that supports the benefits of humans playing with their dogs. It promotes good feelings, builds bonds and strengthens existing bonds but did you know there is an art to playing with your dog? I have heard so many people comment that their dog plays at home but won’t play anywhere else or that they just can’t get their dog to play with them. I say that’s because we take play for granted and rarely put the time and effort in to help the dog learn to play in new, distracting and potentially scary environments and/or we don’t listen to what the dog is telling us that he/she likes to do.

Come join me for a night of fun as we explore the three different types of play – yes, there are 3. We’ll talk about the dog’s body language and how we can use that to develop a style of play that suits each working team’s dog. We’ll discuss and sample some techniques to create and reduce pressure depending on what your dog needs. And finally, we’ll put it all together and learn how to integrate play with training so it all blends smoothly in the dog’s mind and one rolls right into the other.

Don’t think your dog will play in a group environment? Come audit and learn the tools needed to practice at home so that after a little effort, you can take it on the road and play in other places.

Space is limited.


Y2K9s CPE Agility Trial

DATES: September 16 & 17, 2017


Introduction to Stunt Dog Competition for Competitors and Judges
Presented by Kyra Sundance

DATE: Friday, September 22, 2017
COST: Attend the Workshop $180.00
Get certified as a Stunt Dog competition judge $250.00 (Discount: $25 OFF for CTDI/ATDI)
MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER: domorewithyourdog.com

Learn the Basics of Competition

The Intro to the Stunt Dog Competition Workshop will allow trainers to understand the basics of Stunt Dog competition and the how to perform with your dog in front of an audience and the Stunt-Dog Judge.

You may bring your dog if you wish, or attend without a dog (there will be several demo dogs on hand to work with). The purpose of the workshop is to show you what competition will look like, explain how it will be judged, and give you pointers on how to prepare.

At this workshop you will not be required to perform any tricks (unless you want to!)

Get certified as a Stunt Dog Judge

TriDEx will host the ring trials, and will need competition Stunt Dog judges. You may get certified as a judge through attending this workshop. It is the same workshop for those who wish to learn about the sport, and those who wish to become certified judges.

Those on the judge track will receive additional material, including a gift bag, judges handbook, scorecards, logo clipboard, and lapel pin. In order to become a certified judge, you must first become a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME

This an introduction workshop. Everybody is welcome.

About Kyra

Kyra Sundance is an internationally bestselling author of dozens of books, DVDs, and training kits including the industry standard “101 Dog Tricks.” Her clear, step-by-step instructions made training a snap. With 40 workshops under her belt, Kyra’s programs are tried-and-true, well organized and professionally presented.

Each trick is intended to illustrate a particular training concept, explained by Kyra. Each trick is explained and demonstrated on stage before you try it. Kyra will help you troubleshoot any problems right there on the spot.

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and international best-selling author. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, DVDs, and activity kits have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy to follow step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series.