Learn Dog Tricks

Why is Trick Training Useful?


Teaching tricks establishes a pattern of learning, teaches skills and focus, is a positive method of training, and promotes a bond between canine and human.

 

It’s Easier Than Ever!


Dog trainers tend to train the hardest when working toward a goalโ€” it keeps them motivated, and focused.

The process of teaching dog tricks puts into play the foundational concepts and techniques of animal training: operant conditioning, marker training, consistency, timing, and motivation.

In teaching tricks, we get to practice these techniques and immediately see the results. Each new trick presents a unique challenge that we can address with creativity and the insight of our previous experience. A Trick Dog title gives trainers this goal, while allowing them to earn their title at their own pace.

Self-Guided Learning

Simple, step-by-step books and online courses by NY Times bestselling author and world-renowned trainer, Kyra Sundance.

Books & Online Courses

Free Facebook Group

Spark Team classes are Facebook groups which are lead by certified coaches. They have a goal of teaching you tricks and earning your dog’s title.

Join a Spark Team

Pay for Convenience

A personal trainer will guide you through an online course to learn training techniques and get your Trick Dog title.

$60 โ€“  Online class includes personal coach and cost of your Trick Dog title

Need a Goal?

Help your dog earn their Trick Dog title. Simply print out the checklist, learn the tricks by watching the free Master Class videos, and show your exercises to a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

Earn my Trick Dog  title

Become a Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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 and is geared toward teaching you the skills to become certified as a trick dog instructor (CTDI).

Become an Instructor