Novice Trick Dog:
Tricks for Titles
Did you know you could earn a Trick Dog Title with your dog? It's true and this course is designed to help you achieve your Novice Trick Dog Title through the AKC Trick Dog program! Let the fun BEGIN!
Tricks are essentially behaviors we have taught our dogs for a specific purpose. Most people view tricks as something fun they teach if they have time, but tricks can also be incredibly helpful and complicated. If a trick is a complex behavior chain, it will take a good amount of effort on your dog's part to figure it all out and put it together. That means mental stimulation which will result in a well-rested pup! Dogs also find tricks to be quite enjoyable and sometimes their favorite behavior to do. A handler can seize on this and use the opportunity for a dog to perform a trick as a reward for doing something else well, such as greeting a visitor politely! How useful is that? In this course we will be covering a variety of tricks, some of which include: push-ups, crawl, fetch it up, get your toy, spin/twirl and more!
Did you know you could earn a Trick Dog Title with your dog? It's true and this course is designed to help you achieve your Novice Trick Dog Title through the AKC Trick Dog program!
Let the fun BEGIN!
Meet Your Instructor
Ariane M. Bailey
Disc Dog, Rally and Tricks Instructor
UpDog Challenge Judge
What You Need For This Course
clicker (optional, but helpful)
treats of varying levels of value and a way to hold them (bait bag or pockets)
board approximately 6 ft long that is suitable to support the weight of their dog and a way to raise that board off of the ground safely (bricks, cinder blocks, sturdy boxes, milk crates, training platforms, etc.).
tunnel: agility or child's play tunnel (dog must be able to duck low enough to go through it)
training platform: platform, sturdy box, stool, ottoman
box of sufficient size for dog to fit in
hoop or jump
opaque cup or small opaque container - cup/container should be unbreakable (plastic is safest)
Why We Should Train Tricks
Week 1 Tricks Trained: Touch It, Hand Signals and Spin
Week 2 Tricks Trained: Push-Ups, Shake and High Five
Week 3 Tricks Trained: Paws Up, Kennel Up and Crawl
Week 4 Tricks Trained: Get On, Kiss and Speak
Week 5 Tricks Trained: Get In, Sit In a Box and Find It
Week 6 Tricks Trained: Balance Beam, Tunnel and Jump
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