A lot is happening at Do More With Your Dog! Here are some of the recent highlights.
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- Release of book “The Joy of Dog Training” by Kyra Sundance
- 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:
- 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
- Tracking has changed from Advanced to Expert
- 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.
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.
- Jump over a Dog has been added (Intermediate)
- Tetter-Totter has changed from Intermediate to Advanced. Rationale: It is tougher than A-frame
- Hide Your Head has changed from Novice to Advanced. Rationale: it is similar to Head Down, which is Advanced
- 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.
- 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.
- Triple Crown title was launched
- Fitness Champion title was launched
- Trick Descriptions free Master Class launched
- Fitness Descriptions free Master Class launched
- New product includes patches for TDCH, CTDI, and CCFC. Title level patch has been redesigned. CTDI achievement keychains have been redesigned.
- Advisory Board established. Email them.
- Stunt Dog Trials may now be held via live-video, from the competitor’s home.