Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences
We want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully. Do More With Your Dog! is the official governing and sanctioning body for the sport of dog tricks. Over 14,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge. Trick Dog Titles are required to be eligible to earn a stunt dog title.
Novice Stunt Dog Demonstration:
In this video Kyra demonstrates what you can expect a Stunt Dog Trial to look like. All levels of Stunt Dog can reference this video as they build upon the Novice level.
Stunt Dog Ring Trials are live trick dog performances
Stunt Dog Rule Book >Click "Read More" to view a PDF of the current Competition Rules Read More
Why Stunt Dog? >Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences, and we want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully.
Stunt Dog is live trick dog performance >Stunt Dog titles are awarded through live ring trials. (AKC-recognition pending). It is a structured rule-set where every competitor follows the same 9 exercises (except for the Champion level, which allows creativity).
When can you start? >The first AKC Stunt Dog competition will be at the TriDEx Trick Dog Expo at Purina Farms, March 2018.
Ring Trials at TriDEx >At TriDEx, you may compete in several levels. You buy tickets. For example, you can buy 5 tickets ahead of time. You use 1 or 2 or 3 in the Novice ring, until you pass, and then use another ticket in the Open ring. You can compete in the Novice ring several times in the same day (time permitting). Read More
Prerequisites to Stunt Dog >If you wish to compete in Stunt Dog, you must first have your Trick Dog titles (as we want people vetted before they enter the ring) Read More
Stunt Dog after TriDEx >After TriDEx, there will be local and regional ring trials across the country/world.
Who are the Judges? >To become a Stunt Dog judge, you must first be a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
How to become a Judge >To become a judge, you must attend an "Intro to Stunt Dog Competition" workshop. Read More
What can judges do? >Judges will be able to host their own "intro to stunt dog competition" classes, and will be eligible to hold trials (after March 2018).
The first four levels of the Stunt Dog title are called the Foundation levels. The structure stays the same throughout the foundation levels; only adding or removing a few elements, or changing their difficulty. By the time you get to the Champion level, you will feel comfortable and confident in the ring, and have a successful structure which you may wish to use as a basis for your Champion routine.
More About The Trick Dog Expo
The Trick Dog Expo (TriDEx) is the premier event featuring an educational Conference, Trade Show, and venue for the AKC Stunt Dog Nationals. Click Here for More information about the event.