Trick Dog

Trick Dog Competition is a new ANKC discipline’ which will be an official event in January 2020. Developed by members of Dances With Dogs discipline, the intention of Trick Dogs is to encourage handlers to teach their dogs skills and to display behaviours in a positive environment.

Trick Dog Competition commences at the Starter Class. The handler selects (6) six tricks which the dog enjoys doing from a list of fifteen (15) and following training the handler and dog team compete to gain their Trick Dog Title Starter (TK.S.). Novice is the next class and as the dog and handler gain more experience the Tricks are more difficult and the number of Tricks increases to 8. Intermediate Class requires 8 Tricks for competition and each Trick is more difficult in execution and duration. The Advanced class the dog is required to perform a selection of 10 Advanced Tricks from a list of 25 Trick descriptions.

As many of the tricks are simply an extension of basic obedience training, teaching your dog foundation Tricks can parallel your dog's training.  Teaching your dog tricks must be fun. You can teach your dog many tricks, but your dog must truly be enjoying itself.  Sessions should be short and fun for both dog and handler.

The ANKC Trick Dog Rules are designed in such a way that handlers and dogs of all abilities are able to compete and enjoy themselves.

Trick Dog Competitions will become ANKC Titled events in January 2020, so take this opportunity to learn about requirements for competition at the December workshop. Don't miss out as there are limited placements.

Members Education: Trick Dog

All members are invited to attend a Members Education Forum for Trick Dog on Sunday, 1st December 2019 at DOGS NSW Amenities Building, Orchard Hills.

Time is 9.00am - 10.30am

Cost: $30 Members - $40.00 Non Members

Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Enquiries : Joan Stewart 9634 4753   Email: joan.stewart@bigpond.com

This Beginner Workshop can offer you:

  • an overview of the new Trick Dog Competition
  • handler requirements for entering a Trick Dog event
  • instruction on each Starter Tricks
  • equipment handlers may require for their chosen trick.

Please click here to download the Trick Dog Training for Beginners' Workshop Application Form

ANKC Trick Dog Competitions will commence in January 2020.

 

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