Online Classes & Live Webinars

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A Biological Look at the Canine Brain: the good, the bad, and the…squirrel!

A webinar with Tim Lewis, PhD on Thursday, August 13, 7 - 8:30 pm EDST

Using the latest in brain research combined with the wealth of canine behavioral data, this webinar will explore the biological basis of behavior. Topics include brain function, the other brain (the endocrine or hormone system), and what we know about how mammalian brains process information. Participants will gain a better knowledge of the incredibly complicated biological mechanisms that interact with behavior. Knowing what shapes behavior will help participants in their interactions with dogs and the people who live with them.

Tim Lewis approaches canine research through the lens of an evolutionary ecologist. With a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tim taught for two decades at Wittenberg University in Ohio where he was an award-winning Professor of Biology. He is now a Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where his classes include ecology, evolution, mammalian ecology, and forest biology. Dogs have shared the Lewis household for years, and Tim taught a semester class completely built around dog biology for university students and friends of dogs. His research ranges across many species, including wolves, deer, squirrels, turtles and, of course, dogs. He has presented findings of his research in journals, at conferences, and as an invited speaker for more than 30 years. Tim hovers on the edges of the dog agility and canine freestyle worlds with his wife, Ruth, who teaches and competes in those sports. He is working on a series with APDT and his book about canine biology is to be released by Dogwise Publishing this fall.

Webinar will be presented via Zoom. The presentation will be approximately 1 hour, with an additional 30 minutes for questions. CEU credits pending. Recording will be available to participants for a limited time. Recording will be available for purchase following the webinar.

Webinar link will be emailed 24 & 4 hours in advance.

Cost: $20 for Y2K9s members; $25 for all others.

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A Biological Look at the Canine Brain - Tim Lewis, PhD August 13, 2020 Online Register

Virtual Classroom: Beginners Canine Musical Freestyle with weekly Zoom meetings

Mondays at 5:00 pm: Five week session starts July 20, 2020

Mondays at 4:00 pm: Four week session starts August 10, 2020

This class is a continuation of beginner musical freestyle.

PRIOR APPROVAL BY INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED. Contact Sally Silverman at sallysilverman@comcast.net if interested in registering for this session.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class.

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Virtual Classroom: Beginners Canine Musical Freestyle - Monday 5:00pm - Sally Silverman July 20, 2020 - August 17, 2020 Online Register
Virtual Classroom: Beginners Canine Musical Freestyle - Monday 4:00pm - Sally Silverman August 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Classroom: Parkour with weekly Zoom meetings

Wednesdays at 9:00 am

Six week session starts August 5, 2020

A new sport that is good for dogs of all ages and skill levels. Also called urban agility, this sport uses everyday things in the environment as obstacles to interact with. Your dog learns the difference between getting all 4 feet on or two feet on different objects. Going around things is a fun way to exercise your dog when stuck in the house. Backing up onto a step, going under things, and being comfortable on something that moves are just a few of the skills included.

Good for dogs of all ages it promotes body awareness, self control, confidence, and partnership. And it’s a lot of fun. This online class will concentrate on using things commonly found in homes as obstacles.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class.

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Virtual Classroom: Parkour - Wednesday 9:00am - CJ Hazell August 5, 2020 - September 9, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Canine Manners - Facebook Classroom

Six week session starts July 27, 2020

For dogs 4 months and older. In this class training teams will work on strengthening foundation and communication skills that help you and your canine companion forge a solid working relationship. We will practice basic life skills such as Polite Greetings, Leave It, Walking and Recalls. And we will include exercises to promote focus and impulse control. The session will be 6 weeks in length and offered on the Facebook platform on a private classroom page. Weekly instructional videos with written directions will be posted. A personal album will be created for everyone who feels comfortable posting videos for review and feedback from the instructor. Weekly live Zoom sessions will be held for student questions.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class. You will need to have a Facebook account to join the class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Virtual Canine Manners - Facebook Classroom - Winnie Radolan July 27, 2020 - September 6, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Puppy Preschool - Facebook Classroom

Six week session starts July 27, 2020

This 6 week session is ideal for puppies who are anywhere between 8 and 16 weeks of age. Our goal will be to introduce these youngsters to the basics of our family life. We will discuss socialization strategies and encourage confident curiosity in our pups as they explore their unfolding new worlds. We'll introduce basic baby manners, and play a series of fun games as we teach our puppies to become lifelong learners. We will discuss potty training, teething, exercise, basic grooming and any other topics of interest. The session is offered on the Facebook platform, with a private classroom page. Weekly instructional videos with written directions will be posted. A personal album will be created for everyone who feels comfortable posting videos for review and feedback from the instructor. Weekly live Zoom sessions will be scheduled for student questions.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class. You will need to have a Facebook account to join the class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Virtual Puppy Preschool - Facebook Classroom - Winnie Radolan July 27, 2020 - September 6, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Walking and Recall Games - Facebook Classroom

Six week session starts July 27, 2020

For some of us, walking enjoyably with our dogs is a constantly evolving practice! In this six week online session, learn several strategies to help maintain connection with your four-legged companion in the face of what can be a very exciting environment . Our exercises will also address focus and impulse control and Recall games. Our Virtual Classroom will be on a Private Facebook platform. Videos and written instructions will be posted for you to work at your own pace. You can post videos for instructor feedback, and we will hold a weekly Live Zoom Check-In.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class. You will need to have a Facebook account to join the class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Virtual Walking and Recall Games - Facebook Classroom - Winnie Radolan July 27, 2020 - September 6, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Classroom: Tricks with weekly Zoom meetings

Mondays at 6:15 pm

Four week session starts July 20, 2020

This class will focus on a variety of fun tricks for you and your dog. Techniques covered will include luring, shaping, capturing. Special requests welcome!

PRIOR APPROVAL BY INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED. Contact Sally Silverman at sallysilverman@comcast.net if interested in registering for this session.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Virtual Classroom: Tricks - Monday 6:15pm - Sally Silverman July 20, 2020 - August 10, 2020 Online Register


Virtual Canine Fitness - Facebook Classroom

Six week session starts Monday, July 6, 2020

Want to learn how to safely perform and progress exercises so you can increase the challenge as your dog gets stronger and fitter? This class is appropriate for dogs of any age (exercises can be tweaked or substituted for young puppies) and is a great activity for senior dogs. If you are getting ready to be active in dog sports again and want to ensure your dog is physically up for the challenging demands the sports can put on their bodies, this is the class for you.

Dogs must be in good health or have a note from a veterinarian encouraging their participation in this class. No equipment needed! I'll take whatever you have around the house and transform your house into a home gym for your four legged partner.

There will be one lecture/tutorial released on Mondays and week long support where students can post videos for feedback and ask questions.

The instructor will email you prior to the start of the session with information on how to access the virtual class. You will need to have a Facebook account to join the class.

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Virtual Canine Fitness- Facebook Classroom - Stacey Manzo July 6, 2020 - August 16, 2020 Online Class Full