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Join a Dog Tricks Spark Team!

Dog Tricks Spark Team

 

Welcome!

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.

New! Spark Packs are the Perfect Kits to Help you get Started!

 

Join the team that's right for you!

Join Now:
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Expert
Champion
Instructors

Session starts
May 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
May 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
May 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 
May 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
May 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
May 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 
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
Champion
Session starts
May 1
(4-week class)
 

Gold Medal TrainerRockin' Dawgs Spark Team
Coach: Kim Mayes, CTDI, TDCH3, CDT, 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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 
May 1 
(4-week class)
 

Corg-Elite Spark Team
Coach: Lori Nichol, CTDI

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

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

 

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

Dog Trick Fairy Spark Group 
Coach: Kelli Whitfield, CTDI

  • Glen of Imaal Terriers

 

 

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

Heather Novembers Novice Spark Team
Coach: Heather Hall, CTDI

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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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