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Join a Dog Tricks Spark Team!

Dog Tricks Spark Team

 

Spark Teams are Free Facebook Classes

Classes run from the first to the last day of every month. To join a class:

1. Click one of the buttons below… it will take you to a Facebook group.

2. Once there, click "Join Group" 

3. There is a "pinned post" at the top of the group page. (Mobile users see a gray button called "view pinned post"). This post has the class instructions.

Spark Packs are the Perfect to Help you get Started!

 

Description of Class Levels

  • Novice >

    Your dog will learn 15 tricks to earn his Novice Trick Dog (NTD) title
  • Intermediate >

    Your dog will learn 12 fun tricks to earn his Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD) title. Pre-requisite: NTD title
  • Advanced >

    Your dog will learn 5 fun tricks to earn his Advanced Trick Dog (ATD) title. Pre-requisite: ITD title
  • Expert >

    Your dog will learn 5 fun tricks to earn his Expert Trick Dog (ETD) title. Pre-requisite: ATD title
  • Champion >

    Submit a video completing all 9 sections of the application to earn Trick Dog Champion (TDCH) title. Pre-requisite: ETD title
  • Instructors >

    This group is to help you with your exams to become a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). Pre-requisite: you must have already ordered your CTDI application packet
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Join the team that's right for you!

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion
Instructors

Session starts
July 1 
(4-week class)

          

 

Trainer of the YearBoxerGirl's Dog Tricks Spark Team!
Coach: Boxer Girl - Kelli-ann Reilly, CTDI, TDCH2, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

  • Trainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearOwner of the famous boxers Tag and Pompeii
  • Lives in Florida
  • Does handstands with her dogs
  • Coached students through over 700 trick dog titles
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion

Session starts
July 1 
(4-week class)

 

Trainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearK9 Tricksters NTD Spark Team
Coach: Becky Jewsbury, CTDI

 

  • Lives in the UK
  • Coached students through 400 trick dog titles
  • Chihuahua, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Border Collie, Welsh Sheepdog
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert

Session starts
July 1 
(4-week class)

 

 

Trainer of the YearTricks with Sketch Spark Team!Trainer of the Year Coach: Sarah Horvath, CTDI, (Trainer of the Year) & Sketch the Border Collie TDCH, CGCA, DS


  • Arizona State University
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Border Collies and dachshunds
  • Competed in DockDogs World Championships
  • Well-crafted video tutorials with simple instruction and troubleshooting
  • Emphasizes building tricks from foundation behaviors, and forming a strong bond through communication

 

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion

Session starts 
July 1 
(4-week class)

 

Pet Experts Spark Team! Coach: Diane Sammarco, CTDI, CPDT-KA, IACP CDT-CDTAGold Medal Trainer

  • AKC CGC Evaluator
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor
  • Great Pyrenees
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Silver Medal TrainerIcies and Friends Spark Team
Coach: Gabi Vannini,CTDI

 

  • Icelandic Sheepdogs
  • Works for the Michigan Humane Society
  • Works with 4H kids
  • Extremely diligent about watching student videos and giving feedback

 

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Trainer of the YearTrainer of the YearDiscover Pet Training Spark Team!
Coach: Marisha Maier, CTDI, ABCDT


  • Worked in zoos training sea animals
  • Has a brand new baby boy (human)
  • Specializes in shy dogs
  • Saint Bernards and Lab mix
 
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Session starts 
July 1
(4-week class)

   

 The Clever Hound Spark Team!
Coach: Megan Esherick, CPDT-KA CTDI

 

  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeén
  • Over 30 years experience in dog training
  • obedience, rally, tracking, agility, therapy visits, PBGV hunt tests, and service work with many breeds
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Trainer of the YearCloud K9 Spark Team
Coach: Rachel Fein, KPA-CTP, CTDI

 

  • Uses Clicker Training to teach all tricks
  • Competes in Agility and Disc Dog
  • Performs live trick dog shows
  • Illinois
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

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Bronze Medal TrainerCorgi Clan's SPARK Team!
Coach: Natalie Jo Eichelberger, CTDI ,CGC Evaluator


  • Graduate student
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgies
  • Enjoys cake decorating
  • Responds quickly to your posted videos with helpful feedback!

 

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Session starts
July 1
(6-week class)
 

Cassimas Maximus Spark Team                                      
Coach: Joe Nutkins, CTDI                                                                                                            

Trainer of the YearTrainer of the Year
  • 6-week sessions (instead of the usual 4-week)
    Norwich Terriers
  • Essex, UK
  • Kennel Club finalist for KCAI Trainer of the Year and Outstanding Achievment awards
  • Directs trick dog demo teams, including All About Dogs show
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

 

Silver Medal Trainer


Lisa's Four Fluffernutters Spark Team!
Coach: Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, PMCT, KPA-CTP, CTDI

 

  • Has 4 therapy dogs including a crisis support dog
  • Trains her cat (which is deaf, and makes random guest appearences in her videos)
  • Does herding and scootering
  • Virginia
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert

Session starts 
July 1
(4-week class)

 

 

Pawz Perfect Dog Tricks Spark Team!

Coach: Carolyn Bassett, CTDI

 

  • New Zealand based
  • Proud owner of 2 Trick Dogs, Mysty and Razz
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Gold Medal TrainerRockin' Dawgs Spark Team
Coach: Kim Mayes, CTDICDT, DN-FSG, AKC CGC & Puppy STAR Evaluator

 

  • Performs live trick & stunt dog shows
  • Only trainer to title 3 different breeds at the Champion level (her Siberian Husky, English Bulldog and Chinese Crested)
  • Enjoys doing therapy dog work and animal acting
  • Florida
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

 

Trainer of the YearTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearHeroic Novice Spark Team!Trainer of the YearTrainer of the Year
Coach: Sara Carson, CTDI

 

  • Travels the country performing with a stunt dog team
  • Owner of Hero, the famous border collie
  • Recently graduated college
  • Ontario, Canada

 

Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 


Trainer of the YearBrody & Dali's Novice Spark Team!
Coach: Lisa Morrissey, CTDI
, ABCDT, CDE, CGC Evaluator

 

  • Her border collies paint pictures to raise money for homeless dogs and cats
  • Florida
  • Teaches Dock Jumping
  • Uses free-shaping training techniques

 

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

  Trick Dog Champion medal

                                                                                                                                                                                
Take A Chance SparkTeamTrainer of the YearTrainer of the YearCoach: Tess Starr, CTDI, CGC Evaluator

  • Demonstrates tricks with TDCH Layla (ACD) and TDCH Chance (deaf BC)
  • Agility, Freestyle, Obedience, and Dog Tricks
  • Washington state
  • Expert Spark Group includes TDCH coaching!
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

  Trick Dog Champion medal

Silver Medal TrainerWags To Wishes SparkTeam
Coach: Karen McClean KPA-CPT, CTDI, CGN Evaluator (CKC)


  • BC, Canada
  • Breeder of Cairn terriers
  • Welcomes email questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Competes in barn hunt
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

 

Silver Medal Trainer


Train4Fun Dog Tricks SparkTeam
Coach: Joe Kelley,CTDI

 

  • Portuguese Water Dogs
  • Originally from Ireland, now in New Jersey
  • Comes from a family history of dog trainers
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert

Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

  Trick Dog Champion medal

Paw by Paw SparkTeamBronze Medal Trainer
Coach: Katerina Jansen, CTDI

 

  • Calgaray, Canada
  • Competed in horse agility
  • Rescued mixed breed and a Standard Poodle
  • Doing her Masters to become a psychologist
Join Now:
Novice

Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

 

Blog That Dog NTD Spark Team!
Coach: Jayde Davey CTDI, M.ISAP

 

  • Owns a deaf Dalmatian, who she teaches in her video tutorials
  • Cheshire, England
  • Runs an active dog training blog
Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)

 

 

Pawsitively Fun SparkTeam!Silver Medal Trainer
Coach: Angela Silvestri, CTDI                                                                                                   

 

  • Obedience/rally, agility, schutzhund, nosework, and herding
  • Windsor, CA
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Works a regular full-time job, and understands your limited time schedule
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts 
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Corg-Elite Spark Team
Coach: Lori Nichol, CTDI

  • Corgis
  • MACH/PACH titles
  • rally obedience
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Rue's Novice Spark Team!
Coach:
Barbara Reinhold, CTDI

 

  • from Michigan
  • Herding breeds
Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Dog Trick Fairy Spark Group 
Coach: Kelli Whitfield, CTDI

  • Glen of Imaal Terriers

 

 

Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Heather Novembers Novice Spark Team
Coach: Heather Hall, CTDI

 

 

Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

Mick's Tricks Spark TeamBronze Medal Trainer
Coach: Lisa Lanser Rose, CTDI

 

  • Fun-loving and individually paced
  • Patient and Positive
  • Great for adding extra charm to service dogs
  • Builds confidence in fearful and foster dogs
  • Rejuvenates competitive working dog relationships in obedience, agility, and other sports

 

 

Join Now:
Novice
Session starts
July 1
(4-week class)
 

All Animals NTD Spark Team!
Coach: Noeline Cassettari, CTDI

  •  Experience in teaching tricks to various animals, including a fox and miniature horse

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