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A lot is happening at Do More With Your Dog! Here are some of the recent highlights.

Have a suggestion or recommend a change? The Board meets monthly and welcomes your ideas (it gives us something to talk about!). Please  email us.

October 2020

September 2020

  • Store website moved to a new host. Customer accounts were ported over, but customers will need to set a new password.
  • Trick Title level changes:
    1. Input requested for review of trick levels. Please email us your thoughts on tricks that should be a different level.  See full list and descriptions here
    2. Tracking has changed from Advanced to Expert
    3. A new trick of “Hugs” has been added (Advanced). Hug a stationary object such as your leg, or a vertical pole, or hug a teddy bear that is handed to him.
    4. A new tricks of “Hug (pick up and hug)” (Expert) has been added.  Pick up a teddy bear with his mouth and then hug it.
    5. Jump over a Dog has been added (Intermediate)
    6. Tetter-Totter has changed from Intermediate to Advanced. Rationale: It is tougher than A-frame
    7. Hide Your Head has changed from Novice to Advanced. Rationale: it is similar to Head Down, which is Advanced 
    8. Roll a Barrel with Front Feet has changed from Advanced to Expert. Handler shall not touch the barrel. Rationale: Push a Shopping Cart is Expert. 
    9. Heeling has changed from Intermediate to Advanced. Rationale: Heeling is a complex behavior chain with movement.
  • Due to increased cost of materials and wages, the processing fee for Trick Titles has increased from $24 to $25. This is the first price increase in 12 years.
  • We now offer PDF-certificates as an alternate to printed certificates. This  option was requested by countries which incurred higher shipping fees and slower shipping times.
  • Stunt Dog Virtual Trials: we lowered the price for Ring Trial tickets to $35 and are now awarding only PDF certificates. When the successful competitor receives their PDF certificate, the email will also have a link to purchase a cardstock certificate and rosette. 

August 2020

July 2020

  • Advisory Board established. Email them.
  • Stunt Dog Trials may now be held via live-video, from the competitor’s home.

 

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