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Tricks and Skills – Is Your Dog a Trick Dog?

TRICKS AND SKILLS I
Bond with your dog through interactive Tricks and Games while, at the same time, earning three new AKC Trick Dog Titles*. AKC Trick Dog Titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. In addition, you will learn the foundation skills of Agility, Obedience, Rally, Home Manners, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), etc. This class is customized to the interest of each student and dog team.
TRICKS AND SKILLS II
Enhance your partnership and training skills with your dog through heeling and advanced behaviors. Earn the new AKC Tricks Performance Title while being introduced to Rally, Rally-FrEe** (Rally Freestyle Elements), Agility, Freestyle, Therapy Dog, Obedience and handler/dog team building. This class is customized to the interests of each student and dog.
* 4 NEW AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC) TRICK DOG TITLES:
  • NOVICE TRICK DOG (TKN) – The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list of skills. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, only 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) are required to earn the Novice title.
  • INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI) – The dog must have its Novice Trick Dog title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.
  • ADVANCED TRICK DOG (TKA) – The dog must have its Intermediate Trick Dog title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.
  • TRICK DOG PERFORMER (TKP) – In the requirements for this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.
** Rally-FrEe is an amateur canine performance sport that combines the structure of Rally-Obedience with the creativity of Canine Musical Freestyle. Rally-FrEe emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills, as well as novel behaviors.
Image courtesy of Pepper the Pirate’s Routine!!

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