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Y2K9s offers the AKC CGC and the S.T.A.R. Puppy Programs.

Y2K9s is proud to offer these two AKC programs: Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and the S.T.A.R Puppy tests. The CGC test is offered as a separate class twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. The S.T.A.R. Puppy tests are offered in the following classes:

  • Our Saturday Morning Puppy Preschool (puppies from 8 to 16 weeks). You may enter this class at any time; you do not need to wait for a session to begin. It allows you to start your puppy training almost immediately. You are eligible for six sessions and on the last class of your session, the S.T.A.R. test is administered for your puppy
  • The Puppy Stars Preschool class (for puppies from 8 weeks to 8 months)
  • In any of our Basic Canine Manners class (for any dog who is up to one year old)
  • Y2K9s offers the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test periodically and offers a CGC/Therapy Prep class usually twice a year – in the spring and fall
  • Both of these tests – CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy – are optional.

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. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be offered at the end of your session for your puppy.

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. This six week session must be completed within eight weeks of your start date.

Class Session Start - End Location
Puppy Preschool - Saturday 1:50pm - Winnie Radolan June 12, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B1 Register
Puppy Preschool - Saturday 10:15am - Winnie Radolan June 12, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B1 Class Full


Puppy S.T.A.R.S. Preschool

This seven week session is designed for puppies between 8 weeks and 8 months old and their people. It provides socialization and basic training opportunities, as well as addresses issues that arise as young pups grow. 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. 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 www.akc.org/starpuppy

Class Session Start - End Location
Puppy Stars Preschool - Tuesday 5:45pm - Winnie Radolan August 24, 2021 - October 12, 2021 Area B2 Class Full
Puppy Stars Preschool - Tuesday 4:30pm - Winnie Radolan August 24, 2021 - October 12, 2021 Area B2 Class Full


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. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be offered at the end of your session for dogs under one year of age.
Prerequisite: None

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, Susan Hinson at susan@y2k9s.net.

Class Session Start - End Location
Basic Canine Manners - Saturday 11:30am - Winnie Radolan August 28, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Basic Canine Manners - Saturday 9:00am - Winnie Radolan August 28, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 8:15pm - Winnie Radolan August 24, 2021 - October 12, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 7:00pm - Winnie Radolan August 24, 2021 - October 12, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Basic Canine Manners - Tuesday 1:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis August 24, 2021 - October 12, 2021 Area B1 Class Full

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. This class emphasizes delayed food rewards, calm behavior near strangers and other dogs, and proficiency in manners skills with distractions present, distracted recalls, leave it (when something is dropped), and more loose leash walking.
Prerequisite: Basic Canine Manners or equivalent.

Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Canine Manners - Saturday 3:00pm - Winnie Radolan August 28, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B2 Class Full
Advanced Canine Manners - Wednesday 3:15pm - Winnie Radolan August 25, 2021 - October 13, 2021 Area B2 Class Full


Walking and Recall Games

This six-week class will focus on building good walking manners and recall skills. It will incorporate exercises and games to gradually build up those skills and also incorporate some other helpful behaviors such as focus and impulse control.

No prerequisites. Students new to Y2K9s will need a free evaluation prior to the start of class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Walking and Recall Games - Saturday 12:40pm - Winnie Radolan August 28, 2021 - October 16, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Walking and Recall Games - Wednesday 4:30pm - Winnie Radolan August 25, 2021 - October 13, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Walking and Recall Games - Wednesday 2:00pm - Winnie Radolan August 25, 2021 - October 13, 2021 Area B1 Class Full