Trick Dog Titles

 

Earn your Trick Dog title by demonstrating a set number of tricks from a checklist of many tricks. Demonstrate live or via video for a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).

There are 6 standard Trick Dog titles. Each must be earned consecutively.

NTD

Novice Trick Dog

Earn your NTD title by performing 15 tricks for a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

For the Novice title, tricks do not have to be perfect.

Do not physically manipulate the dog into a trick.

Treats and toys may be used as a lure, but on no more than 50% of the tricks.

Advanced and Expert tricks count as two tricks. 

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Novice Checklist Application Form

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ITD

Intermediate Trick Dog

Earn your ITD title by performing 12 tricks (Adv/Exp tricks count as 2 tricks) for a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), either in-person or by video.

CTDIs have discretion to take into account the dog’s age and characteristics.

You may re-use a trick for multiple titles.

Tricks must be taught with positive methods.

Handler may not physically manipulate the dog into a trick.

Each title must be earned in order; NTD is the prerequisite to ITD.

Titles are recognized by AKC and CKC.

Disabled/Senior/ Service Dogs: We support your goal and are happy to work with you to establish alternate criteria. 

Treats/toys may be used as a lure on no more than 25% of tricks.

Advanced and Expert tricks count as two tricks. 

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Intermediate/ Advanced/ Expert Checklist Application Form

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ATD

Advanced Trick Dog

Earn your ATD title by performing 5 Advanced or higher tricks.  

All off-leash.

A pointed finger is OK, but no treat or toy lures.

Handler may give multiple cues, but may not badger the dog, nor hover over or crowd the dog. 

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Intermediate/ Advanced/ Expert Checklist Application Form

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ETD

Expert Trick Dog

Earn your ETD title by performing 5 Expert tricks.  

All off-leash.

A pointed finger is OK, but no treat or toy lures.

Handler may give multiple cues, but may not badger the dog, nor hover over or crowd the dog. 

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Intermediate/ Advanced/ Expert Checklist Application Form

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TDCH

Trick Dog Champion

First, earn your Expert Trick Dog (ETD) title.

Because of the esteem of a Champion title, we require a video submission to be reviewed by Do More With Your Dog! staff evaluators. 

To earn their TDCH, the dog must demonstrate skill in every foundational behavior category, including retrieving, targeting, distance work, etc.

The Champion title is different than the lower titles in that it is judged as a “work as a whole.” If a dog is exceptional in some categories, and a little below par in another, they may still pass. We want to see a well trained, versatile, happy dog.

Our free online course has sample video: Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Champion Rules and Application Form

 

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TDGCH

Trick Dog Grand Champion

First, earn your Trick Dog Champion (TDCH) title. Next, film a video including the required tricks.

Our free online course has sample video: Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

Grand Champion Rules and Application Form

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 Recognized by AKC

 

 

 

(Jan 1, 2017) For your dog to obtain AKC recognition for this title, your dog must be registered with AKC. Novice Trick Dog (NTD), Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD), and Advanced Trick Dog (ATD) titles will be added to your AKC registry with the suffixes TKN, TKI, and TKA. Expert Trick Dog (ETD) and Champion titles (TDCH) will be added to your AKC registry with the suffix of TKP. Submit your Do More With Your Dog!® Title certificate and a fee to AKC.

 

 

Recognized by CKC

 

(Jan 1, 2020) For your dog to obtain CKC recognition for this title, your dog must have the following (mixed breeds welcome): A CKC Registration Number, a Performance Event Number, a Canine Companion Number, a Miscellaneous Certification Number or an Event Registration Number. Submit your Do More With Your Dog!® Title certificate and a fee to CKC.

Versatility Title

Your Trick Dog title may count toward your national breed club Versatility title. — Natl. Poodle Club Read More

Disabled Dogs / Senior Dogs / Service Dogs

We encourage disabled dogs to participate in the Trick Dog title program. We will work with you to establish alternate criteria for your disabled or very senior dog. Check out this video of Treasure, a totally blind and deaf dog who earned her Novice Trick Dog title by demonstrating 15 tricks: Read More. Service Dogs and their handlers may need to alter the trick to work within their unique needs. This is fine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trick Dog Masters Titles

Masters  titles are optional titles and are not required in your pathway toward earning your standard titles. Instead, they are additional honors to show further mastery of each level. Each optional title must be earned consecutively, and each Masters title may be earned only after you’ve earned the corresponding standard title. Use the same checklist form as the Novice/Int/Adv/Exp titles.

There are 4 optional Trick Dog Masters titles. Each must be earned consecutively.

 

NTD-M

Novice Trick Dog Masters

Prerequisite is your dog’s Novice Trick Dog (NTD) title

Demonstrate 30 Novice level tricks for a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).

The same guidelines apply as stated in the NTD application.

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

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ITD-M

Intermediate Trick Dog Masters

Demonstrate 20 Intermediate level tricks.

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

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ATD-M

Advanced Trick Dog Masters

Demonstrate 10 Advanced level tricks.

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

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ETD-M

Expert Trick Dog Masters

Demonstrate 10 Expert level tricks.

Not sure what a trick is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

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Trick Dog Register of Merit

The primary purpose of the TD-ROM is to recognize those sires and dams which produce fine offspring.

TD-ROM

Trick Dog Register of Merit

The primary purpose of the TD-ROM is to recognize those sires and dams which produce fine offspring. Points are earned towards a dogs TD-ROM by their offspring earning trick titles. Earn the TD-ROM when the dog and its offspring earned a combined total of 10 titles. The Sire or Dam does not need a title of their own. Each title counts as a point; if the offspring has their NTD and NTD-M, that equals 2 points.

 

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Canine Conditioning Fitness Title

Earn your Fitness title by demonstrating all of the exercises for a level. Demonstrate live or via video for a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach (CCFC). There are approximately 15 exercises in each level, spanning the five components of fitness: Flexibility, Balance, Stamina, Coordination, Strength. 

Each must be earned consecutively. 

CCF1

Canine Conditioning Fitness 1

Complete the 15 exercises in the level 1 category to earn your CCF 1 title.

Demonstrate the exercises for a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach (CCFC).

Dog will be evaluated that he understands the exercise, actively participates, challenges himself, and improves.

The title is awarded to the dog; any handler may work the dog.

If a particular skill is unfeasible, the coach may specify a substitution.

Not sure what an exercise is? Our free online course has video and descriptions of each:
Learn.DoMoreWithYourDog.com

CCF 1-4 Checklist Application Form

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CCF2

Canine Conditioning Fitness 2

Complete the 15 exercises in the level 2 category to earn your CCF 2 title.

CCF 1-4 Checklist Application Form

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CCF3

Canine Conditioning Fitness 3

Complete the 14 exercises in the level 3 category to earn your CCF 3 title.

CCF 1-4 Checklist Application Form

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CCF4

Canine Conditioning Fitness 4

Complete the 14 exercises in the level 4 category to earn your CCF 4 title.

CCF 1-4 Checklist Application Form

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CCF-CH

Canine Conditioning Fitness Champion

Complete the 14 exercises in the level 4 category to earn your CCF 4 title.

CCF Champion Application

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Stunt Dog Title

Stunt Dog Ring Trials are live trick dog performances. Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences, and we want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully.  Over 40,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge.

Now, we allow Zoom live video ring trials. Stunt Dog titles are awarded through live ring trials. It is a structured rule-set where every competitor follows the same 9 exercises (except for the Champion level, which allows creativity). Titles are also recognized by AKC.

Each must be earned consecutively.

NSD

Novice Stunt Dog

  1. Perimeter Circle Salute On leash, counter-clockwise
  2. Mount Pedestal, assume Ready Position On leash Remove leash
  3. “Stay” on Pedi Handler backs up 6 feet, 5 seconds
  4. Handler Circles Pedi 2 feet distance
  5. Trick on Pedestal 1 trick Relocate to Stage Front
  6. Send to Pedestal From 10 feet distance Steward places Target Mark. Dog and Handler go to Stage Back.
  7. Send to Target Mark From 6 feet distance, stay on mark 5 seconds Relocate to Pedi. Steward removes Target. Steward gives hoops to Handler.
  8. Hoop Jump 4 jumps/interactions Relocate to Pedi
  9. Perimeter Circle Exit On leash

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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OSD

Open Stunt Dog

  1. Perimeter Circle Entrance On leash, counter-clockwise
  2. Mount Pedestal, assume Ready Position On leash Remove leash
  3. “Stay” on Pedi, Handler Backs Up 6 feet, 15 seconds
  4. “Stay” on Pedi, Handler Circles it 6 feet distance
  5. Tricks on Pedestal 2 tricks, at least one at Intermediate difficulty level Relocate to Stage Front
  6. Send to Pedestal From distance of perimeter fence Steward places target mark. Dog and Handler go to Stage back
  7. Send to Target Mark From 10 feet distance, stay on mark for 10 seconds Relocate to Pedi. Steward removes Target. Steward hands hoops to Handler.
  8. Hoop Jump 4 jumps/interactions Relocate to Pedi
  9. Tricks on the Floor 2 tricks, at least one at Intermediate difficulty level Relocate to Pedi
  10. Perimeter Circle Exit On leash

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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PSD

Proven Stunt Dog

  1. Perimeter Circle Entrance Off-leash, counter-clockwise
  2. Mount Pedestal, assume Ready Position Off-leash
  3. “Stay” on Pedi, Handler Circles it 10 feet distance
  4. Tricks on Pedestal 3 tricks, at least one at Intermediate difficulty level
  5. Distance Trick on Pedestal 1 trick, 6 feet distance Steward places Target Mark. Dog and Handler go to Stage Back.
  6. Distance Trick on Target Mark 1 trick, 6 feet distance Relocate to Pedi. Steward removes Target. Steward hands hoops to Handler.
  7. Hoop Jump 4 jumps/interactions Relocate to Pedi, and then to Stage Front for floor
  8. Tricks on the Floor 3 tricks; one of Advanced difficulty, one using a prop Relocate to Pedi
  9. Perimeter Circle Exit Off-leash

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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SDPRO

Stunt Dog Professional

  1. Perimeter Circle Entrance Off-leash, 2 pauses to perform a trick to audience
  2. Mount Pedestal, assume Ready Position Send from distance of fence
  3. “Stay” on Pedi, Handler Circles it At distance of fence
  4. Tricks on Pedestal 4 tricks, at least one at Intermediate difficulty level
  5. Distance Trick on Pedestal 4 tricks, 12 feet distance Steward places Target Mark. Dog and Handler go to Stage Back
  6. Distance Trick on Target Mark 3 tricks in a row, 6 feet distance Relocate to Pedi. Steward removes Target. Steward hands hoops to Handler.
  7. Hoop Jump 4 jumps/interactions Relocate to Pedi, and then to Stage Front for floor
  8. Tricks on the Floor 3 tricks; one of Expert difficulty, one using a prop Relocate to Pedi
  9. Silent Cues 3 tricks, either all on pedi or all on floor
  10. Perimeter Circle Exit Off-leash, 2 pauses to perform a trick to audience

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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SDCH

Stunt Dog Champion

The Champion performance is to be 4 to 7 minutes in length. The judge can periodically announce the time for the competitor. The performance routine is completely up to the competitors. They may perform as many tricks they wish, of whatever kind they wish, so long as the required elements are included.

Required Elements:

  1. Perimeter Circle Entrance (off-leash) and Mount Pedestal
  2. Perimeter Circle Exit
  3. Intro to the audience (on Pedi)
  4. Distance work 5. Behavior Chain

The performance must utilize these props:

  1. Pedestal
  2. Target Mark
  3. Hoop

Scoring:

  1. Showmanship
  2. Variety of Tricks
  3. Technical Difficulty
  4. Unique Act
  5. Pace
  6. Entertaining
  7. Use of Entire Stage
  8. Interesting Props
  9. Teamwork
  10. Likability/Happiness

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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SDGCH

Stunt Dog Grand Champion

Pass your SDCH 6 times to earn your Grand Champion title. These passes must occur with at least 3 different judges.

Stunt Dog Rule Book

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Triple Crown Title

A dog earns their Triple Crown title by titling in three sports: Stunt Dog, Trick Dog, and Canine Conditioning Fitness.

A dog earns Triple Crown-1 by achieving the novice level in all three sports. Triple Crown-2 is earned by achieving the second level of all three sports, and so on. The top title is the Triple Crown Champion, for dogs who earn their Champion titles in all three sports. Way to go!

 

TC1

Triple Crown 1

Earn your TC1 when your dog achieves:

  1. Novice Trick Dog (NTD)
  2. Canine Conditioning Fitness 1 (CCF1)
  3. Novice Stunt Dog (NSD)

See the list of title holdersOrder your Triple Crown Sash

TC2

Triple Crown 2

Earn your TC2 when your dog achieves:

  1. Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD)
  2. Canine Conditioning Fitness 2 (CCF2)
  3. Open Stunt Dog (OSD)

See the list of title holdersOrder your Triple Crown Sash

TC3

Triple Crown 3

Earn your TC3 when your dog achieves:

  1. Advanced Trick Dog (ATD)
  2. Canine Conditioning Fitness 3 (CCF3)
  3. Proven Stunt Dog (PSD)

See the list of title holdersOrder your Triple Crown Sash

TC4

Triple Crown 4

Earn your TC4 when your dog achieves:

  1. Expert Trick Dog (ETD)
  2. Canine Conditioning Fitness 4 (CCF4)
  3. Stunt Dog Professional (SDPRO)

See the list of title holdersOrder your Triple Crown Sash

TC-CH

Triple Crown Champion

Earn your TC-CH when your dog achieves:

  1. Trick Dog Champion (TDCH)
  2. Canine Conditioning Fitness Champion (CCF-CH)
  3. Stunt Dog Champion (SDCH)

See the list of title holdersOrder your Triple Crown Sash

Instructor Titles

CTDI

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

As a CTDI you can evaluate student trick titles. You’ll earn credits for every student title. Credits can be redeemed for free stuff.

Enroll in the CTDI Course 

Learn the correct techniques of training with online, self-paced, step-by-step video curriculum presented by a world-renowned dog tricks expert.

This course contains all four levels of the curriculum  geared toward teaching you the skills to become certified as a trick dog instructor (CTDI).

CCFC

Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach

Learn the Right Way to do Canine Conditioning Fitness with online, self-paced, step-by-step video curriculum presented by a world-renowned canine fitness expert. Four course levels are geared toward teaching you the skills to earn your titles, or to becoming certified as a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach (CCFC).

Enroll in the Fitness Coach Course

SDJ

Stunt Dog Judge

Stunt Dog is an AKC-recognized titling sport based on live trick dog performance. This workshop will familiarize you with the logistics and rules of competition. Stunt Dog Judges can host their own trials and are eligible to be selected to judge at the National Trick Dog Expo hosted annually at Purina Farms.

Enroll in the SD Judge Course

TCT

Triple Crown Trainer

These versatile trainers are credentialed instructors in all three sports: dog tricks, canine fitness, and stunt dog.

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(Effective January 1, 2017)