Stunt Dog Titles

Stunt Dog Ring Trials are live trick dog performances

  • Why Stunt Dog?

    Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences, and we want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully. Do More With Your Dog! is the official governing and sanctioning body for the sport of dog tricks. Over 21,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge.

  • Stunt Dog is live trick dog performance

    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. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below for more specifics.

  • Prerequisites to Stunt Dog

    Trick Dog Titles are required to be eligible to compete in The AKC Stunt Dog Nationals and subsequently be able to earn the corresponding stunt dog title.

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  • Stunt Dog Rule Book

    Click "Read More" to view a PDF of the current Competition Rules

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  • Regulation Props

    THESE 3 PROPS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU IN THE RING:1. Klimb Pedestal2. “Go to Mark” mark3. Hoop

    You can purchase these three items as part of the “Stunt Dog Competition Pack.

  • When can you start?

    The first Stunt Dog competition was held at the Trick Dog Expo at Purina Farms in March 2018! You can find a local trial near you by clicking here or plan on competing at TriDEx 2020 Regionals.

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  • Ring Trials at TriDEx

    At TriDEx, you may compete in several levels. You buy tickets. For example, you can buy 5 tickets ahead of time. You use 1 or 2 or 3 in the Novice ring, until you pass, and then use another ticket in the Open ring. You can compete in the Novice ring several times in the same day (time permitting).

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  • Who are the Judges?

    To become a Stunt Dog judge, you must first be a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). Read more to see our current list of judges.

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  • How to become a Judge

    To become a judge, you must take our online certification course here.

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  • What can judges do?

    Judges will be able to host their own "intro to stunt dog competition" classes, and will be eligible to hold trials (after March 2018).

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Novice Stunt Dog Demonstration:

In this video Kyra demonstrates what you can expect a Stunt Dog Trial to look like. All levels of Stunt Dog can reference this video as they build upon the Novice level.

More About The Trick Dog Expo

The Trick Dog Expo (TriDEx) is the premier event featuring an educational Conference, Trade Show, and venue for the AKC Stunt Dog Nationals. Click Here for More information about the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are additional Klimbs permitted for larger dogs? >

    No, only one Klimb pedestal is permitted in the ring.
  • Are other props allowed to be used during the performance? >

    Yes, you may use props in addition to the ones required.
  • Are there any restrictions on music? >

    Yes. You may not use any music with explicit or inappropriate language.
  • Do we have to perform a different Champion routine if we are selected as finalists? >

    No, you will perform the same Champion routine twice.
  • Are bitches in season permitted to enter the ring? >

    Yes, bitches in season may compete, but must wear pants.
  • Is there a limit to how many attempts we get to pass? >

    No, you may enter the ring as many times as needed, but you must purchase a ticket for each try.
  • Where do we sign up for time slots? >

    You will need to sign up for your time slots at the event. Please be courteous to other competitors when doing so.
  • Will tickets be sold during the event? >

    Yes, however they will be $50 at the event. Purchase them for $39 by clicking the "read more" button Read More
  • Do we have to have the corresponding Trick Dog Title to compete? >

    Yes, you must have the corresponding Trick Dog Title to enter the ring.
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  • Stunt Dog Pack

    Stunt Dog Pack

    Includes the 3 standard competition props, plus the rulebook:
    $199 Regulation Pedestal, Travel Hoop, Regulation Target Mark, Logo Gear Bag, Official Stunt Dog Competition Rulebook
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