|The AKC Family Dog Program announced that dog owners may teach their dogs tricks at home and submit a video to an AKC CGC Evaluator for review and approval. This applies to all levels of AKC Trick Dog training.|
If you are interested in having me evaluate your trick video, below is more information as provided by the AKC. There are a few new steps for video submission so please read all documents carefully. To start, print out the usual Trick Test Application forms (found HERE), make note of the tricks you want to use and feel free to send me a photo or scan of your form if you have questions or want feedback. If you plan on doing multiple level titles, it is a good idea to print out all three forms and mark out the tricks as you can only reuse a few tricks (with specific variation criteria as noted on each form) for different levels. My recommendation is always to “save” your more elaborate tricks for the more advanced titles If you have any questions, or need ideas of tricks, please let me know. AKC has a whole list of tricks on their page, and of course, the internet is a great resource for trick ideas. You will need to record a video of your dog performing the tricks. You will then need to get the video(s) to me either by Messenger, What’sApp, or by posting to YouTube and sending me the link. Once, I have evaluated the video I send a form to AKC, and you send in your paperwork (see below). I won’t need to set up any form of appointment, unless you need help with the paperwork, need ideas for tricks to use, or help teaching any specific tricks. If you are just interested in Testing, please send payment ($11 per level through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org) for each level test you would like me to evaluate. You will need to make a separate video for each level. If you need help with the forms, email me your questions. If you would like help with training tricks, we can setup a time for a phone or online consult. Cost for the consult will be discussed prior to it on a case by case basis, as it will depend on your specific needs. These new procedures apply to all levels of AKC Trick Dog training. AKC Trick Dog resources can be found here.