Which Title Will you earn?
With over 80,000 titles awarded in over 60 countries 🌐, Do More With Your Dog! is the largest trick and fitness titling organization in the world.
Quick Overview of Titles
There is a long history of horses and dogs being judged and recognized on structure and performance. Initially, purebred dogs competed in conformation contests with the ones possessing the very best body structure being awarded titles, such as a Champion title. Titles expanded to become awarded for performance sports such as hunting, and then later for sports such as agility, obedience, herding, flying disc, dancing, tricks, and more.
What is a Title?
Titles are displayed as suffixes appended to your dog’s formal name. For example, a dog may have the formal name of “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” and the call name “Winnie”. When the dog achieves his Novice Trick Dog title, the suffix of NTD is appended to the end of his formal name. Champion titles appear as a prefix to his name. A dog may rack up a whole series of prefixes and suffixes on his name. (If your dog does not yet have a formal name, you may assign him one!)
Prefix and Suffix
With over 80,000 titles awarded in over 60 countries 🌐, Do More With Your Dog! is the largest trick and fitness titling organization in the world. Below are descriptions of the different titles you can achieve, and helpful links to get you started. (Most people start with the Novice Trick Dog title.)
We are Worldwide; Purebred and Mixed Breed (and other species!)
Recognized by Kennel Clubs worldwide.
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) officially recognizes our trick titles. Submit the PDF certificate you receive from us to CKC along with their fee, to have your trick titles added to their registry. CKC recognizes our standard titles (NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD), Masters titles (NTD-M, ITD-M, ATD-M, ETD-M), Champion (TDCH), Grand Champion (TDGCH), and Register of Merit (TD-ROM) titles. We hope that the agenda for the CKC Sept. 2021 board meeting will discuss recognizing our Specialty titles.
Trick Dog Titles
Trick titles are the most popular titles. You can earn your Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert Trick Dog title, and then go on to Champion and Grand Champion. Each title must be earned consecutively. Earn each title by choosing and demonstrating a certain number of tricks from a long list of tricks. Each trick on the list is assigned a difficulty level (novice through expert). Show your tricks to a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) either live, or via video. Most people choose to show their tricks to a CTDI by posting their video in one of our a free Facebook groups called a Spark Teams. We are worldwide; chose a Spark Team in any of over 20 languages.
In addition to standard titles (Novice through Grand Champion), you can earn optional Masters titles (Novice Masters, etc.) by performing more tricks for each level (see purple bar below for more info).
Specialty titles are fun, stand-along titles which keep you challenged and motivated (such as the Alphabet Challenge title). They have no pre-requisites. (More info below yellow bar below).
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.
Trick specialty titles are fun projects engineered to reinvigorate your training! Utilize your dog’s skills and your creativity to complete the challenge. There are no pre-requisites and the criteria is less defined than the standard titles. Let’s get excited!
Trick Dog Register of Merit
The primary purpose of the TD-ROM is to recognize those sires and dams which produce fine offspring.
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). Most people chose to demonstrate their exercises to a CCFC coach by posting video in one of our free Facebook Spark Teams. There are approximately 15 exercises in each level, spanning the five components of fitness: Flexibility, Balance, Stamina, Coordination, Strength. Fitness is about doing the best we can at the level we are at. The CCF title is a symbol of committing to a fitness lifestyle. Senior, disabled, and overweight dogs can commit to their individual fitness goals and be rewarded for it. Each title must be earned consecutively.
Fitness Specialty Titles
Fitness specialty title challenges are fun projects engineered to reinvigorate your training! There are no pre-requisites. Let’s get excited!
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 title must be earned cosecutively.
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!