Workshops & Seminars

Summer Pop-Up Classes with Sally Silverman

Thursdays at 12:30 pm

Strengthen your skills and try new things with these various, one-off pop-up classes!

Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Limit 6 working spots. 

Class Session Start - End Location
Pop-Up Canine Musical Freestyle! - Thursday 12:30pm - Sally Silverman July 25, 2024 Area B Register
Pop-Up Work Those Weaves! - Thursday 12:30pm - Sally Silverman August 1, 2024 Area B Register

Advanced Parkour Workshop – Tic Tacs (rebounds), Arounds, and Titling Requirements – with CJ Hazell

Sunday, July 14
12:00-2:00pm and 2:15-4:15pm

Requirements: This is for dogs who have had some experience with parkour. However, it is not required that the behaviors are fluent to participate in a working spot. Anyone can audit and learn more about these behaviors, which can also be useful for other sports.
Description: One of the most fun behaviors in parkour is the Around behavior. Some of the variations we will work on include going around things that are further away, larger, wider, or very small. We will also practice going around something that is usually used for either 2 or 4 ft on and differentiating between Around and Through.

Tic tacs are one of the showiest moves in parkour. Tic tac is the parkour term for a rebound. Dogs that are old enough and ready to start a tic tac will get the chance. Dogs who have already started will get a chance to advance their skill level.

To do a tic tac a dog must be at least 18 months old and be able to handle the impact safely. For the dogs who should not do a typical tic tac, I will introduce a modified version. The full tic tac is not for every dog, but between the modified version or a corner tic tac, there is something for every dog to work on.

We will talk about requirements for getting a Novice title and how evaluations work. Bring your questions about the process. We will be scheduling some events soon where you can submit moves you have ready for evaluation.

Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Limit 8 working spots, unlimited auditing. $15 per auditor.


Container Workshop – with Alexa Karaoulis

Saturday, June 29, & Sunday, July 21

Requirements: Dogs should be on all three odors, unpaired to participate.
Description: Do you wish you felt more confident on containers? Are you worried about distractors? Then this workshop is for you! We’ll work on handling and do fun drills to build your dog’s drive stick to the hot box!
Limited to 8 working spots. Auditing unlimited.

Cost: $50 for members and $65 for non-members, $20 to audit.

Class Session Start - End Location
Container Workshop - Sunday, July 21 - 10:00am July 21, 2024 Area C1 Register
Container Workshop - Sunday, July 21 - 12:30pm July 21, 2024 Area C1 Register
Container Workshop - Sunday, July 21 - 3:00pm July 21, 2024 Area C1 Register

Puppy and Young Dog Workshops – with Lynsey Heffner and Bobbie Bhambree

Engagement + Connection for Sport Puppies

Sunday, September 8 from 9am-12:30pm

Description: This workshop is for puppies from roughly 10 weeks to 8 months old. We will focus in two groups on exercises and activities to build a strong foundation for any sport!

  • Engagement + Connection
  • Verbal Discrimination + Listening Skills
  • Stealth Self-Control
  • Toy Play + Personal Play Skills

12 working spots (There will be 6 students in each group with Bobbie and Lynsey and then swap)
Cost: $125 members and $140 non-members, $30 auditors

Preparing Adolescents for Agility

Sunday, September 8 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Description: This two part workshop is geared toward dogs who are roughly 1-2 years old, preparing to participate in agility. Half of the time will be spent with Lynsey working on some adolescent handling skills. The other half will be spent with Bobbie working on those miscellaneous skills that adolescent dogs need in and out of the ring. Dogs should have some familiarity with jumps and tunnels and be able to complete short sequences. Dogs DO NOT have to be jumping full height.

12 working spots (There will be 6 students in each group with Bobbie and Lynsey and then swap)
Cost: $125 members and $140 non-members, $30 auditors

Class Session Start - End Location
Engagement + Connection for Sport Puppies - September 8, 9:00am September 8, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register
Preparing Adolescents for Agility - September 8, 1:30pm September 8, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register

Mental Resilience in Agility and Competition Dogs - with Bobbie Bhambree-Wirkmaa, CBDC, CPDT-KA, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Sunday, September 22 from 9am-4pm with a one-hour lunch break

Requirements: Teams should be able to run short sequences of jumps and tunnels. There will be no contacts or weaves.

Description: Got FACE? – Focus And Connected Engagement in the Agility Competition Ring
If you have taken this workshop with Bobbie at Y2 in May or June, it will be beneficial to take it again because she will build on those skills with you.

Mental resilience takes time to develop; every dog is different when it comes to how long it takes and what is necessary to support the dog. Mental resilience is a combination of impulse control, confidence, the ability to recover from an event, and the desire to try again—all of which we will explore and continue to develop in this workshop.

There are many reasons why a dog might be able to perform in one context and not another. During the workshop, we will continue to uncover the gaps in your dog’s understanding and by way of training and behavior modification, fill them. These gaps could be a result of training plans that skipped steps that your dog needs, environmental stressors, lack of impulse control, or even fear. By examining your dog’s performance and discussing how you have trained with your dog thus far, we will be able to create a plan specific to your team’s needs. You will play games and practice exercises that will bring your dog’s focus back to you while building enthusiasm and drive, regardless of the venue or level of the show.

In this seminar, you will:

  • Learn how to respond to your dog’s feedback in the moment to keep them working with you
  • Learn how to better manage your dog and the environment to minimize mental fatiguing
  • Continue to build focus and connection in your dog, even when things go wrong in the ring
  • Further build impulse control in your dog, even in the face of stressors and distractions
  • Further expand the toolbox of exercises to support you in decreasing your dog’s anxiety
  • Further build confidence in your dog for the bigger shows

Limited to 10 working spots. Auditing unlimited.
Cost: $190 for members, $220 non-members, $45 auditors

Class Session Start - End Location
Mental Resilience in Agility and Competition Dogs - Sunday, September 22 September 22, 2024 Area C1 Register

Mental Resilience for the Competition Dogs - Handling Edition - with Bobbie Bhambree-Wirkmaa, CBDC, CPDT-KA, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Saturday, November 9 from 9am-4pm with a one-hour lunch break

Requirements: 1) Taken the Mental Resilience seminar with Bobbie at Y2K9s OR 2) Currently works with Bobbie privately OR 3) Attended any Brain Camp seminar or webinar
Teams should be able to run short sequences of jumps and tunnels. There will be no contacts or weaves.

Description: In this seminar, you will:

  • Apply all concepts from Bobbie's other workshops into Novice-level sequences
  • Teams will be coached individually and we will fill the resilience gaps based on what each team demonstrates

Limited to 10 working spots. Auditing unlimited.
Cost: $190 for members, $220 non-members, $45 auditors

Class Session Start - End Location
Mental Resilience for the Competition Dogs - Handling Edition - Saturday, November 9 November 9, 2024 Area C1 Register