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.

Y2K9s UKI Agility Trial

DATES: February 17 & 18, 2018
JUDGE: Lori Michaels



Weave Pole Workshop

DATES: Friday, March 2
TIME: 6 – 9 p.m.
COST: $60 member ($75/non member); Auditor $20 member ($30 non member)
Limited to 8 working students. Unlimited auditors.
TO REGISTER: Email Sally Silverman

Weave woes? Missing entrances? Skipping poles? Not getting the speed you want? Daunted by distractions? Join Sally Silverman for this three-hour weaves workshop. Principles of great weaves will be discussed, individual issues addressed.

Open to dogs doing full sets of 12 poles and those working with open channels. Limited to 8 working students. Unlimited auditors.

Please email Sally Silverman with questions or if interested.

Y2K9s Peformance Scent Dogs Nose Work Trial

DATES: Saturday March 10: TOTs & Novice
Sunday March 11: Novice & Advanced

Target Odor Testing (TOTs) available for: Anise, Birch, and Clove.

Classes include: Speed, Distance, Containers, and Buildings.

Register for the trial at www.performancescentdogs.com.

Conditioning for the Canine Athlete with Ria Acciani

DATES: Saturday, March 17
COST: Working spots: $150 for members, $175 for non-members
Auditing: $75 for members, $100 for non-members
This will be limited to 12 working teams, and 15 spots for auditing.
CONTACT: Email Rosie Sutherland

For anyone with a sport dog, this is a great chance to learn stretching and conditioning strategies for your canine partners. We are learning just how important this is.

Morning session will cover Conditioning for the Canine Athlete. The content of this portion will cover the core principles of a conditioning program, how to progress and properly execute a program. Demonstration of all exercises and an outline of a proposed schedule. How to do it and when.

The afternoon session will be a comprehensive (full-body) stretching demonstration and hands-on lab for the owners. Owners should bring a mat or blanket to sit on as we will be working on the floor. Each stretch will be demonstrated and then performed by each owner to practice the proper hand placement and direction for optimal results.

About Ria Acciani, MPT, CCRP
  • Masters Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Owner/Operator of Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Center, Warren, NJ with husband, David Acciani, PT, CCRP
  • Holds Physical Therapist License in NJ over 20 years, 17
    years experience in Canine Rehab. Educated through
    University of Tennessee CCRP Program.
  • Specializing in Sports Performance and Rehabilitation
  • Published, Presenter Internationally, and Developed Rehab
    Protocol for MSI/MSS.
  • Official Physical Therapist for all Agility World Teams since
    2010. IFCS, AWC, EO, & WAO

Cooperative Care Workshop

DATES: Sunday, April 8
TIME: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: $70/member ($80/non-member) for a working spot, $35/member ($45/non-member) for auditors
Workshop will be limited to eight working spots and unlimited auditors
TO REGISTER: Email Sally Silverman

No-one expects your dog to get as excited about going to the Vet’s office as he is about finding that hide in nose work, or tackling a fun course in agility. But it need not be an unpleasant experience either. Through the principles of Cooperative Care, using both operant and classical conditioning, your dog can learn that he has a choice, and, if he cooperates with what YOU want him to do, it will pay off. Using these methods, you can teach your dog that wearing a muzzle is ok, thereby relieving the stress that would no doubt result if his first experience with the muzzle was when he was in pain at the vet. Does he squirm and fight during an exam? Teaching him a sustained nose touch or chin rest can alleviate that tension. Using simple training techniques and operant conditioning, you can change your dog’s attitude towards a vet or chiropractic or PT visit from fear to glad to be here!

In this 4-hour workshop, Y2K9’s own Dr. Jacqueline Wilhelmy, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, will introduce the principles of Cooperative Care, then demonstrate how to teach a number of the behaviors useful in Cooperative Care.

Jacqueline Wilhelmy, MS, VMD, DACVB, CCBC-KA, received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete an intensive four year-internship-residency program in behavioral medicine, and is currently in private practice as a veterinary behaviorist. She enjoys a number of dog activities, including hiking with her three Border collies, but her true passion is the sport of agility.

Questions? Email Jacqueline Wilhelmy.