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.

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.

Sniffs Ahoy – Performance Scent Dogs Nose Work Trial

DATES: Saturday, June 23 &amp Sunday, June 24
COST: TOTs: $15 each; Classes: $20 each

Saturday will include all three Target Odor Tests (TOTs) as well as two rounds of Novice Buildings, Containers, Distance, and Speed.

Sunday will include one round of Advanced followed by two rounds of Novice Buildings, Containers, Distance, and Speed.

Register for the trial at www.performancescentdogs.com and look for “Sniffs Ahoy.”

Agility Summer Camp with Kris Seiter &amp Kris Tucci

DATES: August 17-19, 2018
COST: Members: $175 for one day / $340 for two days / $505 for three days
Non-members: $200 for one day / $390 for two days / $570 for three days
Auditors: Members $65 for one day, $100 for two days and $125 for three days. Non-members $75 for one day, $110 for two days and $135 for three days

We are going to have a fun filled three days of agility and fun. There will be agility, and some games, and a BBQ on Saturday evening, and more agility.

August 17th: Puppies and young dogs. There will be two groups, so pups and teenagers will be in different groups. Each group will spend a half day with each instructor.

August 18-19: Competition level dogs. All dogs that are competing, are competent on all the full height equipment and can run a course. Different material will be covered each day, so you can do one or two days. There will be two groups and teams will spend time with both instructors

Morning beverages and lunch will be provided.

To register, email Rosie Sutherland.

Half of the camp fee is due upon registration, the rest to be paid by the end of July. A full refund will be given if we can fill your spot.