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World’s Leading Trick Dog Program • Teaching Skills and Sparking Excitement!

"Do More With Your Dog!" is the motto of founder Kyra Sundance. Whether through sport, tricks, or companionship, she encourages the integration of your dog into more areas of your life. Dogs have a way of making the activities we share with them more fun, and by giving them training, we allow them to participate in more areas of our life. Earn your Trick Dog title or your Instructor certification; do live shows as a member of the All-Star Performance Dog Team; or attend a Dog Sports Camp. Come join the fun!

Facebook groups allow you to "pin" one post. This post always remains at the top of the page. This post will have all the important info for your students. You can edit this post every week to add new links to videos.

Note: on mobile devices there is a button at the top of the page that says "view pinned posts." People never realize to click that button, so we have to try really hard at the beginning to make sure everyone knows to read that pinned post. This has been our single biggest challenge.

We find it is best to not post links to all of your instrcutional videos in the first week. Keep your students focused by just showing them a few tricks/exercises each week.

 

SAMPLE PINNED POST:

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PINNED POST:  Let's Get Started!
NEWEST INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS LISTED HERE
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This Spark Team runs Jan 1 – Jan 31, 2019. Our goal is to teach 15 tricks to earn our dogs' official Novice Trick Dog title. 

1. PRINT THE NOVICE TRICK CHECKLIST 
http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/downloads/NTDapp.pdf

2. WATCH INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Every week your coach will post trick videos (links are below). We'll teach you more tricks than you need to reach your goal, so it's OK to skip a few.  

3. SHOW OFF YOUR TRICKS
Upload your videos to this group.  

4. TEACH 15 TRICKS – EARN YOUR "NOVICE TRICK DOG" TITLE
• Once you've demonstrated 15 tricks for any witness, submit your checklist here:
   http://shop.domorewithyourdog.com/Dog_Tricks_Title_p/title.htm
• Your names will be added to the official registry:
   http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/trickdog/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=149
• You will receive a certificate and ribbon in the mail. 
• Your dog's name will  be officially designated with the NTD suffix. 
• Bask in your awesomeness... you and your dog rock!


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INSTRUCTIONAL TRICK VIDEOS:
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[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Week #3 Tricks ]]]]]]]]]]]
Coming Thurs. Nov.13

[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Week #2 Tricks ]]]]]]]]]]]

#10 — LAUNDRY BASKET (with coach Kelli-ann)
http://youtu.be/wi3kcNKTI8k

#9 — PEEKABOO (with coach Kelli-ann)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak8lCfoyp1Y

#8 — ROLL OUT THE CARPET (with coach Kelli-ann)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oz8dXwIlyc

#7 — PAWS UP (with coach Kyra)
http://youtu.be/BIyaFVIk610

#6 — HIDE AND SEEK (builds on Stay) (with coach Kelli-ann)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NQdXqWgk10

[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Week #1 Tricks ]]]]]]]]]]]

#5 — STAY (with coach Kelli-ann)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXmfB7prZuw

#4 — MUFFIN TIN (with coach Kyra)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUFXJFjkMEA

#3 — SIT  (with coach Kyra)
http://youtu.be/8F5ic8vNnV8

#2  — TOUCH MY HAND  (with coach Kyra)
http://youtu.be/WVRq7H9jpss

#1 — SPIN CIRCLES  (with coach Kyra)
http://youtu.be/38x0TSfdlug

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HOW WELL DOES MY DOG HAVE TO PERFORM THE TRICK?
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Leashes: 
Novice tricks may be done on-leash to prevent the dog from running off. The leash shall not be used to pull the dog into the desired behavior. 

Treats: 
Treats (and/or toys) may be used as a reward after the trick is finished. Treats may be used as a lure, but only in the following amounts: no more than 50% of the tricks for the Novice title can employ a lure.

Physical Manipulation: 
Handler may not physically manipulate the dog to get him to do a trick. Petting the dog at any time is fine. Lightly tapping the dog to regain his attention is fine.

Service Dogs / Disabled Dogs / Very Senior Dogs:
These dogs and their handlers may need to alter the trick to work within their unique needs. This is fine. 

Extra Credit Trick: 
One additional trick of comparable difficulty may be used to count as a Novice or Intermediate trick.

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FACEBOOK SETTINGS (so you don't miss a post):
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Facebook on your desktop computer:
1. Click the "Notifications" button in the header and choose "all posts"
2. Click the "..." button in the header and choose "Add to favorites"

Facebook on your mobile device:
1. Click the header graphic
2. Click the "Edit Notification Settings" and choose "all posts"

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"101 DOG TRICKS" BOOK
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Try to pick up a copy of "101 Dog Tricks" by Kyra Sundance. It has step-by-step trick instructions as well as really helpful tips and troubleshooting techniques. 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592533256/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1592533256&linkCode=as2&tag=domorewithyou-20&linkId=2UY2EEYC5SHRBSGC