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American Kennel Club
Trick Dog Titles

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In person or video evaluation for the following American Kennel Club Trick Dog Titles:

  • AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN)

  • AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)

  • AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)

Need help learning the tricks? My 30 minute private sessions are the perfect choice for you. Using only fear free and positive reinforcement techniques, you and your dog will learn the tricks, practice in your own time and when you feel ready, we can then do your final evaluation to earn your Trick Dog Title. 

Eligibility:

Your dog must have an AKC number via one of the following:

  • AKC Registration Number – This number is provided to a dog owner via a registration certificate received from the previous owner, or via a puppy registration paper given to the new owner by the breeder.

  • Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) – If a dog is purebred but an AKC Registration Number is not possible, owners can apply for PAL number.

  • AKC Canine Partners Number – This number is given to either mixed breed dogs or a purebred.


While dogs may begin training for trick titles as puppies, the earliest an AKC Trick Dog title will be awarded by AKC is 4 months.

To be eligible for the AKC Trick Dog Novice Title, your dog must have been observed by an Evaluator doing 10 tricks from the list of accepted tricks. If you have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record, you may count the CGC as 5 of the required tricks. This is called “CGC + 5”. See the accepted trick list here
 

To be eligible for the AKC Intermediate Trick Dog, your dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks. In Intermediate Trick Dog, with the exception of a few tricks, you will fade the lures that were permitted at the Novice level. See the accepted trick list here

To be eligible for the AKC Trick Dog Advanced Title, your dog must have been observed by an Evaluator doing 10 tricks from the list of accepted tricks, and must have previously earned the Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog Titles. CGC is not required. See the accepted trick list here 

Evaluation: 

In person testing - $30 (+applicable tax)
Virtual testing via video submissions - $20 (includes tax)

30 minute private training sessions - $30 (+applicable tax)

Payments to be made via PayPal:
https://paypal.me/tallyhopups 

For virtual testing please identify which tricks your dog will be performing from the accepted list of tricks and e-mail the video submission for each trick. Each video will then either be approved or feedback given and a resubmission requested. When all tricks have been successfully approved, I will send you a copy of the signed Tricks Checklist.

 

To apply for the title, you will need to send the following to the American Kennel Club: 
- a copy of the completed Tricks Checklist

- the Trick Dog Title Application 
- Trick Dog Application fee 

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