TRCK 101 - Novice Trick Dog
Prerequisite: OBED 101 or permission of instructor
Open to: Dogs of any age
A total of 10 tricks from the list below are required to earn the AKC Novice Trick Dog title. If your dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title
on record at AKC, you may count the CGC as 5 of the required tricks. During the Novice Trick Dog testing, you may use food or a toy as a lure, if needed.
You may also use food or clicker reinforcers.
Tricks for the Novice title include: Balance beam (walk on low board a few inches off the floor); bark on cue ("speak"); crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 5
feet); fetch it and give; find it (treat hidden under a cup); get your __________ (leash, brush, name of toy); get in (gets in box); get on (gets on a low platform or
step - 4 paws); hand signals (sit, down or come); high five; hold (3 seconds); jump (through a low hoop or over a low bar); kennel up (go in crate, stay in until
released); kiss (point to cheek); paws up (2 front paws on low stool or step); push-ups (sit, down, sit, down, sit, down); shake hands; spin in circle; touch it
(hand or target stick); tunnel (agility tunnel or child's tunnel); optional handler's choice.
TRCK 102 - Intermediate Trick Dog
Prerequisite: TRCK 101 or permission of instructor
Open to: Dogs of any age
A total of 10 tricks from the list below are required to earn the AKC Intermediate Trick Dog title. No more than 2 of the tricks may be Handler's Choice.
You must a Novice Trick Dog Title on record before you test for Intermediate Trick Dog. No Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title is required.
During the Intermediate Trick Dog testing, you may not use food or toy lures but you may use food rewards or clickers.
Tricks for the Intermediate title include: Balance treat on nose or head; carry (a basket); catch (soft toy, soft ball); crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 5 feet,
may use food or toy lure); fetch it (20 feet); game (dog manipulates an interactive canine game to get a treat); go find (handler hides, dog goes and finds); go
to your place (to bed/mat; crate from 10 feet); hand signals (sit, down, come, stand, etc., 3 in a row); jump through handler's circle arms; leg weave (weave
around the handler's legs); paws up (on handler's arm); pull a toy on a string or rope; push button on sound toy, toy piano, to turn on audiotape, etc.; roll
over; shell game (find treat under 1 of 3 cups); sit pretty (sit up or sit with head tilted); wave good-bye; weave poles (6 weave poles -- may use food or toy
lure for this trick); wobble board; handler's choice.
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AKC Trick Dog Titles
Effective May 1, 2017, the American Kennel Club is introducing the Trick Dog titling program. There are four levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and
Performer. All dogs are eligible to complete provided that they have an AKC registration number (purebred, PAL/ILP, or Canine Pet Partners). The Trick
Dog testing will be effected by the AKC's Canine Good Citizen evaluators and may be either a separate test or part of a class (with the exception of the
Performer title). Dogs that pass each level of the Trick Dog Program can submit their paperwork to the AKC to have the title permanently attached to their
AKC record and receive a Certificate of Title.
For more information about the Trick Dog Title program and to download application forms, click here.