Join the Fun!
"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!
Founded by Kyra Sundance
Founded in 2005 by Kyra Sundance, Do More With Your Dog!® was originally a dog training curriculum program which focused on teaching tricks in a step-by-step method utilizing positive reinforcement techniques. This curriculum was so popular amongst trainers, that Kyra wrote a book based on these techniques. 101 Dog Tricks became an international bestseller, and has been translated into 15 languages. Kyra followed with many more books and DVDs which expanded upon the original Do More With Your Dog!® curriculum.
With the fast growing interest in dog tricks and positive training techniques, Kyra recognized the need to have a certification program which vetted instructors. Do More With Your Dog!® now has several arms:
Do More With Your Dog!® is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks
Do More With Your Dog!® established guidelines for instructor certification, to ensure that standards of excellence are met when teaching the sport to handler/dog teams. Certified Trick Dog Instructors may use the acronym CTDI after their name to indicate they have achieved the requirements. A current listing of Certified Trick Dog Instructors is available here.