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 Trick Checklist for the level you are testing (found HERE), make note of the tricks you want to use, if you have a CGC or not (for the novice title), your dog’s name and dog’s registered AKC number.
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.
You will need to record a video of your dog performing the tricks. You will then need to get the video(s) to me by posting to YouTube or any video or file sharing site (google drive, Dropbox, etc) and sending me the link. Once, I have evaluated the video I send you the signed copy to you, and you send in your paperwork to AKC or submit in online. You will need to make a separate video(s) for each title level you are applying for.
These new procedures apply to all levels of AKC Trick Dog training. AKC Trick Dog resources can be found here.
How It Works:
- Dog owners teach tricks to their dogs at home
- Click on the PayPal button below to pay for the Trick Dog Evaluation.
- The dog owner sends a video (via a YouTube link, Google Drive link, etc) of the dog performing the tricks to the AKC Evaluator AND a scanned or photo copy of the applicable Tricks Checklist form with the tricks being performed checked off and the Dog Owner and Dog AKC # information filled out.
- The Evaluator reviews the video.
- Once the Evaluator reviews and approves the video, the Evaluator sends a copy of the Tricks Checklist and Video Verification Form to the DOG OWNER confirming that the dog passed the test.
Then, to apply for the title, the DOG OWNER must send to AKC:
- a copy of the Tricks Checklist and Video Verification Form from the Evaluator
- the Trick Dog Title Application or submit it online HERE, and
- the processing fee for each title submitted
I hope this covers all, but like I said, let me know if you have any questions!!!!!
AKC Trick Dog Evaluation with Video Verification
$15 per level