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Trick Dog - NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD, TD-ROM

Trick Dog Masters - NTD-M, ITD-M, ATD-M, ETD-M

Specialty - SOR, SSH, AtoZ, 20:1, AKA

Canine Conditioning - CCF1, CCF2, CCF3, CCF4, CCF-CH, 2K9, T3

Stunt Dog - NSD, OSD, PSD, SDPro, SDCH, SDGCH

Triple Crown - TC1, TC2, TC3, TC4, TC-CH

Animal Actor - AA1, AA2, AA3, AA4, AA5

Trick Dog, Canine Conditioning & Specialty titles can be earned at home by compiling videos together of your dog performing the tasks required. Stunt Dog submissions should be filmed all together as one continuous clip/performance. Please join my personal Spark Team on Facebook and upload your videos there!

 

Review and Approval for Title Submission is FREE!

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With over 80,000 titles awarded in over 60 countries, Do More With Your Dog! is the largest trick and fitness titling organization in the world.

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Trick Dog Titles

Trick titles are the most popular titles. You can earn your Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert Trick Dog title, and then go on to Champion and Grand Champion.  Each title must be earned consecutively.  Earn each title by choosing and demonstrating a certain number of tricks from a long list of tricks.  Each trick on the list is assigned a difficulty level (novice through expert).  Show your tricks to a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) either live, or via video (Book Online here).  Most people choose to show their tricks to a CTDI by posting their video in our Free Spark Team Group on Facebook. 

In addition to standard titles (Novice through Grand Champion), you can earn optional Masters titles (Novice Masters, etc.) by performing more tricks for each level (see purple text below for more info).

Specialty titles are fun, stand-along titles which keep you challenged and motivated (such as the Alphabet Challenge title). They have no pre-requisites. (see orange text below for more info)

NTD - Novice Trick Dog

  • 15 Tricks (Advanced & Expert tricks count as 2 tricks towards this title)

  • For the Novice Title, tricks do not have to be perfect

  • Handler may not physically manipulate the dog into a trick

  • Treats & toys may be used as a lure, but on no more than 50% of the tricks

ITD - Intermediate Trick Dog

  • 12 Intermediate or higher tricks (Advanced & Expert tricks count as 2 tricks towards this title)

  • You may re-use a trick for multiple titles

  • Treats & toys may be used as a lure on no more than 25% of the tricks

ATD - Advanced Trick Dog

  • 5 Advanced or higher tricks

  • All tricks performed off leash

  • A pointed finger is okay, but no treat or food lures

  • Handler may give multiple cues, but may not badger the dog or hover over/crowd the dog

ETD - Expert Trick Dog

  • 5 Expert tricks

  • Same rules as Advanced

Master titles are optional titles that are not required in your pathway toward earning your standard Trick Dog titles. Instead, they are additional honors to show further mastery of each level. Each optional title must be earned consecutively, and each Masters title may be earned only after you have earned the corresponding standard title. Use the same checklist form as the Novice/Intermediate/Advanced/Expert titles.

NTD-M - Novice Trick Dog Masters

  • Prerequisite: Dog must already have earned the NTD title

  • Demonstrate 30 Novice level tricks

  • Handler may not physically manipulate the dog into a trick

  • Treats & toys may be used as a lure, but on no more than 50% of the tricks

ITD-M - Intermediate Trick Dog Masters

  • Prerequisite: Dog must already have earned the ITD title

  • Demonstrate 20 Intermediate level tricks

  • Treats & toys may be used as a lure on no more than 25% of the tricks

ATD-M - Advanced Trick Dog Masters

  • Prerequisite: Dog must already have earned the ATD title

  • Demonstrate 10 Advanced level tricks

  • All tricks performed off leash

  • A pointed finger is okay, but no treat or food lures

ETD-M - Expert Trick Dog Masters

  • Prerequisite: Dog must already have earned the ETD title

  • Demonstrate 10 Expert level tricks

  • Same rules as ATD-M

Specialty titles are lighthearted challenges engineered to switch up your training and reinvigorate your dog! Whether you realize it or not, you are actually training your dog - working on stay, leave it, paws up, hold, as well as socialization skills you may not think of working on. Any novel experience or request we expose our dog to is a learning experience. Utilize your dog's skills and your creativity to complete the challenge. There are no pre-requisites and the criteria is less defined than the standard titles. Let's get excited!
 

SOR - Summer of Ruff

 

SSH - Summer Scavenger Hunt

 

AtoZ - Alphabet Challenge

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Demonstrate 26 tricks, starting with each letter of the Alphabet.

  • There is no official criteria for difficulty or trick description - use your skills and creativity to fulfill the challenge!

20:1 - 20 Dog Tricks: 1 Prop

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Demonstrate 20 tricks using one prop (ball, disc, hoop, etc.) You can use different versions of the prop (balls of all varieties for example). Your title certificate will list the prop used. You may get multiple titles like one for ball, one for hoop, etc

AKA - That's My Name!

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Submit 25 tricks, using the letters of your dog's name. You can use their call name, registered name, or first/middle/last name. You can make up your own tricks and get creative!

TD-ROM - Trick Dog Register of Merit

  • Purpose: To recognize those sires and dams which produce fine offspring. Points are earned towards a dog's TD-ROM by themselves and their offspring earning trick titles.

  • Requirement: Dog and it's offspring have earned a combined total of 10 Trick Dog/Trick Dog Master titles.

  • Specialty titles do not count towards TD-ROM.

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Canine Conditioning Titles

Earn your Fitness title by demonstrating all of the exercises for a level. Demonstrate live or via video for a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach (CCFC) - Book Online Here. Most people chose to demonstrate their exercises to a CCFC coach by posting video in one of our free Facebook Spark Team. There are approximately 15 exercises in each level, spanning the five components of fitness: Flexibility, Balance, Stamina, Coordination, Strength. Fitness is about doing the best we can at the level we are at. The CCF title is a symbol of committing to a fitness lifestyle. Senior, disabled, and overweight dogs can commit to their individual fitness goals and be rewarded for it. Each title must be earned consecutively. 

CCF1 - Canine Conditioning Fitness 1

  • Complete & demonstrate the 15 exercises in the level 1 category to a CCFC

  • Any handler may work the dog

  • Substitutions are allowed based on size, breed, age, health.

CCF2 - Canine Conditioning Fitness 2

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the CCF1 title

  • Complete & demonstrate the 15 exercises in the level 2 category to a CCFC

  • Any handler may work the dog

  • Substitutions are allowed based on size, breed, age, health.

CCF3 - Canine Conditioning Fitness 3

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the CCF2 title

  • Complete & demonstrate the 15 exercises in the level 3 category to a CCFC

  • Any handler may work the dog

  • Substitutions are allowed based on size, breed, age, health.

CCF4 - Canine Conditioning Fitness 4

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the CCF3 title

  • Complete & demonstrate the 15 exercises in the level 4 category to a CCFC

  • Any handler may work the dog

  • Substitutions are allowed based on size, breed, age, health.

CCF-CH - Canine Conditioning Fitness Champion

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the CCF4 title

  • Complete & demonstrate the 14 different elements listed with in the CCF-CH Application

  • Any handler may work the dog

  • Substitutions are allowed based on size, breed, age, health.

2K9 - 2K-9 Ruff Run

  • Pre-requisite: None

  • Run or speed walk 2 kilometers (1.24miles) with your dog

  • Show proof to a CCFC

T3 - Triple Threat

  • Pre-requisite: None

  • 3 kilometer (1.86mi) walk/run with your dog

  • 3 reps of high energy burst (jumping, sprinting, going up stairs, etc)

  • 3 minutes of stretching

  • Show proof to a CCFC

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Stunt Dog Titles

Stunt Dog Ring Trials are live trick dog performances. Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences, and we want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully.  Over 40,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge.  Now, we allow Zoom live video ring trials OR pre-recorded video submitted to a Stunt Dog Judge. 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. Each title must be earned consecutively.

 

Show your tricks to a Stunt Dog Judge (SDJ) either live, or via video (Book Online here). 

Most people choose to show their tricks to a SDJ by posting their video in our Free Spark Team Group on Facebook. 

NSD - Novice Stunt Dog

  • Pre-requisite: None

  • Please see Stunt Dog Rule Book for required elements

OSD - Open Stunt Dog

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the NSD title

  • Please see Stunt Dog Rule Book for required elements

PSD - Proven Stunt Dog

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the OSD title

  • Please see Stunt Dog Rule Book for required elements

SDPRO - Stunt Dog Professional

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the PSD title

  • Please see Stunt Dog Rule Book for required elements

SDCH - Stunt Dog Champion

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the SDPRO title

  • Please see Stunt Dog Rule Book for required elements

SDGCH - Stunt Dog Grand Champion

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned the SDCH title

  • Pass your SDCH 6 tunes to earn your SDGCH title. Must be with at least 3 different judges.

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Triple Crown Titles

A dog earns their Triple Crown title by titling in three sports: Stunt Dog, Trick Dog, and Canine Conditioning Fitness.

A dog earns Triple Crown-1 by achieving the novice level in all three sports. Triple Crown-2 is earned by achieving the second level of all three sports, and so on. The top title is the Triple Crown Champion, for dogs who earn their Champion titles in all three sports. Way to go!

TC1 - Triple Crown 1

  • Earn your TC1 once your dog has achieved:

    • Novice Trick Dog (NTD)​

    • Canine Conditioning Fitness 1 (CCF1)

    • Novice Stunt Dog (NSD)

TC2 - Triple Crown 2

  • Earn your TC2 once your dog has achieved:

    • Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD)​

    • Canine Conditioning Fitness 2 (CCF2)

    • Open Stunt Dog (OSD)

TC3 - Triple Crown 3

  • Earn your TC3 once your dog has achieved:

    • Advanced Trick Dog (ATD)​

    • Canine Conditioning Fitness 3 (CCF3)

    • Proven Stunt Dog (PSD)

TC4 - Triple Crown 4

  • Earn your TC4 once your dog has achieved:

    • Expert Trick Dog (ETD)​

    • Canine Conditioning Fitness 4 (CCF4)

    • Stunt Dog Professional (SDPRO)

TC-CH - Triple Crown Champion

  • Earn your TC-CH once your dog has achieved:

    • Trick Dog Champion (TDCH)​

    • Canine Conditioning Fitness Champion (CCF-CH)

    • Stunt Dog Champion (SDCH)

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Animal Actor Titles

Get your animal trained, certified and listed with animal acting agencies.

 

Show your tricks to an Animal Actor Certified Evaluator (AACE) via pre-recorded video. Most people choose to show their tricks to an AACE by posting their video in our Free Spark Team Group on Facebook. 

AA1 - Animal Actors Level 1: Photoshoot

  • Pre-requisite: None

  • Does your animal have “the look”? The Level 1 Photo Shoot certification credentials your animal to work on set posing for photo shoots, magazines, product packaging, billboards, web ads, art pieces, and more. Your animal’s Black Card represents the proven foundation training, socialization, and confidence to be on set.

  • Please see Animal Actor Certification Criteria Handbook

AA2 - Animal Actors Level 2: Actor

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned their AA1 title

  • The Level 2 Set-Prepped Actor card certifies the animal to work on a motion set environment with other actors. For this level we assume sound is not being captured which allows the trainer to verbally coach the animal. The Set-Prepped White Card certifies the animal to perform motion on the set, to interact with other actors, and withstand a full day on location.

  • Please see Animal Actor Certification Criteria Handbook

AA3 - Animal Actors Level 3: Film

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned their AA2 title

  • With their Level 3 Film card, the animal is officially set-trained and certified to act alongside other actors in any feature film or commercial. A set trained animal is allowed to work on a “quiet set,” which is a film set that is recording audio. The animal responds to silent cues on a quiet set.

  • Please see Animal Actor Certification Criteria Handbook

AA4 - Animal Actors Level 4: Leading Role

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned their AA3 title

  • A Level 4 Leading Role card signifies that your animal has the drive and advanced training to perform a variety of behaviors and to learn new behaviors quickly. This is a special animal that fundamentally loves set work. The Yellow Card is a prestigious symbol for an elite subset of animal actors. An animal who has made it this far is trusted to be reliable on set with an admirable work ethic.

  • Please see Animal Actor Certification Criteria Handbook

AA5 - Animal Actors Level 5: Professional

  • Pre-requisite: Dog must have already earned their AA4 title

  • Now you’re a professional! The elusive Level 5 Professional red card is awarded to animals who have proven themselves by performing up to expectations on a professional set. This is the highest level of animal acting certification and is accepted for every job. The Red Card is awarded to professional, working dogs.

  • Please see Animal Actor Certification Criteria Handbook

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