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 goal— 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.
Let’s get started!
We offer 3 ways to practice Dog Tricks…
Pay for Convenience
A personal trainer will guide you through an online course to learn training techniques and get 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.
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).