We LOVE teaching tricks, and we are very excited to get more teams invovled in trick training with the new AKC Trick Title program.
This is an excellent class whether you want to test for the titles, compete in a variety of venues, improve your training skills, perform demos, entertain your family and friends, improve your bond with your dog, or just have some plain 'ol fun.
How it works.
The class is 6 weeks long. Unless you have previous certificates from Do More With Your Dog which are being grandfathered, you need to start at Novice and work your way through.
It is possible to achieve the highest level, in 6 weeks, if you have been trick training.
To title, you need to perform 10 tricks from each title list.
As you demonstrate in class that your dog can perform the trick, it gets checked off the list.
The top title, Performace Dog, needs to be video taped. We can make time in class for you to tape, or you can tape and send it on your own.
There is no extra fee for testing in class, but you do need to pay $20 per title to the AKC, and they also need to be registered with the AKC. You can do that for 1/2 price when you send in your title, and you do not have to have a pure bred dog.
Teaching foundation trick skills will prepare you to compete in RallyFree, Freestyle and Wag It Games. Tricks are an excellent foundation for all dog sports, especially agility.
We can't wait to work with you!
Current classes offered are on the top, and the Rock Star Tricks Program is below.
We offer a variety of Tricks classes. All Trick classes come with
free membership and follow up on the private Gooddogz School for Perfoming ARFS Facebook page. When you registar for any tricks class you will be invited to join our new tricks community where you can
post your questions, photos and videos and get suggestions tailor made for you and your dog.
EARN YOUR SPOT ON THE GOODDOGZ ROCK AND ROLL WALL OF FAME!
Get started on your dog's video resume with Gooddogz School for Performing ARFS
ROCK STAR Tricks program
Suitable for young and old alike, Nancy has devised a new levels program that encourages you and your dog to keep learning.
Move up the levels and earn certificates as you go.
Here is how it works :
When you sign up for any Gooddogz Tricks class you can ask questions, and submit video of not only completed tricks, but behaviors that you are working on for coaching outside of class
After 2 months there is a $22. dollar fee to enter a video for a cerficate level, but you are welcome to stay on and learn in our Facebook Trick community.
Rock Star Levels
The Nitty Gritty Welcome to the Gooddogz School for Performing ARFS college of dog trick Rock and Roll knowledge. * Demonstrate your dog's proficiency either by video or in person in class * Complete required number of tricks at eash level and earn your certificate!
It is that simple!
We recommend that everyone starts at Roots Rock and learns the foundation behaviors before moving on, but you can jump in and start where ever you are comfortable. Our main goal is to have fun with our dogs , improve bond and your dog's quality of life.
This is an excellent program for pet dogs, sport dogs and it is especially suited for reactive dogs because you can train and video at home. The more you and your dog learn together, the better trainer you will be and the deeper the bond you will have with our dog.
We reserve the right to disallow tricks if the dog is distressed, treated harshly , or if we perceive that the trick is in any way dangerous to the dog.
Gooddogz Training promotes cooperative , reward based training . Tricks and pricing subject to change.
Recital is the very first award and it is a requirement. It is designed to help you to get your feet wet and to introduce us to you and your dog.
Any 5 tricks.
School of Rock. Foundation Skills
Any 10 tricks
Tug Take and drop on cue Send to mat Fetch Fetch front Hold and item for 5 seconds Pick up an item from floor and hold Hold an item whle walking Hand target Target on floor Target stick Paws up Shape any trick Paw Give both paws Spin Twirl Bow Back up Back up to a mat Stand Catch any item
Rolling Stones CIRCUS award
any 15 tricks
Bow Balance an item on head Catch a cookie on nose Wear something that makes us smile Go out and around a cone at least 5 feet Stay on a Pedestal off leash while other dogs are working Walk on hind legs Jump over an other dog Push a dog who is riding in something (carriage, wagon) Push something with nose Suitcase Trick Any trick that involves another dog Sit up pretty Hook a stick Hook a stick with each paw Sit pretty to stand on hind legs Walk on hind legs with or without paws on arm Back up to mat Hand stand Walking hand stand Ring a bell with paw Ring a bell with mouth Spin Twirl Elephant Trick (perch work) Jump through arms Jump into arms Back stall Body bank Sit pretty and wave
Play an Instrument
any 5 tricks
Piano Guitar Drums Jingle bell Bell with handle Tambourine Xylophone Instrument of your choice. Can include kid's toys
Begger's Banquet tricks with food
any 8 Tricks
Catch a cookie Leave it with food on one paw Leave it with food on both paws Hold any food in mouth without eating for 5 seconds Hold a hot dog or sausage Put a hot dog in a bun Figure eight around food bowls on leash Figure eight around food bowls off leash Down dog and spell out a word with food in front of them while they wait Guess which hand the cookie is in Throw a cookie to dog. Dog catches and then holds in mouth until released. Pick up any food off the floor and give.
Hot Legs award
any 10 Tricks
Weave Weave while walking Figure eight weave Jump over leg March beside handler March in front on handler Give both paws High five High five both paws Hind leg lift Limp 4 steps Cross paws one way Cross paws both ways Paws on feet facing sideways Cop Cop (dog beween legs with paws on feet) walking several steps Paw target feet Sit pretty and cross paws
Hold something while sitting up pretty
At the Hop Urban Agility
Any 10 tricks
This is a must for reactive and fearful dogs!
Paws up on anything Balance on something small Balance on a fire hydrant Front legs on a tree Hind legs on a tree Climb a tree Front paws on two different things Right side and left side paws on two different things Balance on something that is wobbly Walk a plank Walk a plank and turn around and come back Send out to a plank, turn on cue and come back Weave on found item Interact with any playground equipment Walk the wobble bridge at a playground Interact with a child's ride on toy Back up outdoor step in a public place Back up feet onto a building Photograph your dog posing in 5 odd places. Be creative.
any 10 Tricks
Heel a letter pattern using a letter in your name showing off any three tricks Heel 2 big circles both left and right sides Back through legs Walk while between legs Back up around handler Circle around handle Circle around handle and jump either leg or arms Spin Twirl Spin while heeling Twirl while heeling Flip (not a dog flip, but a change of direction flip) Circle cane Circle cane and figure eight your body Spin while walking Twirl while walking Bow in 3 places Show off your dog's best trick to music Back up in heel 10 feet Beck up in heel on right side 10 feet Leg weave 5 different ways
Any 8 Tricks
Patty Cake Basketball Rolly-Polly Bowling Peek a boo Tag Card Trick Shell game Child's bead abacus push with nose Stack Rings Stack cups
any 10 Tricks
Fetch shoes Take off socks Fetch slippers Dust Pick up dropped items Put toys away Get the mail Get the paper Wake someone up Push crosswalk sign Open a cabinet Shut cabinet Go to crate Go to crate and open the door Go to crate and shut the door Go to crate and open and shut the door Fetch something from a closed cabinet Find the keys and bring them Fetch 3 items by name Walk another dog on leash
Any 10 Tricks
Weave backwards Any 3 tricks with back turned Trieball dog is sent to ball and brings it to handler 10 feet Back up to handler 10 feet either beside or through legs Throw trash in a pedal bin Tuperware trick dog puts all four feet in a very small container Fetch tail Nose kiss on glass Blow bubbles Change lead cue needs to be clearly shown Spread em dog goes to wall, puts two paws on and stays for 10 seconds Play the drums Paint with paws Paint with paintbrush in mouth Penguin sit up pretty and push and egg while walking forward Fetch a raw egg Put 5 toys away
Any 10 Tricks
Frog hind legs splayed when laying down Turtle Play dead with all four feet in air Snake crawl Penguin Sit up pretty and move forward while pushing an "egg" Bird jump up and perch on something not bigger than a 2 inches Kangaroo sit up pretty, stand on hind feet , back to sit up pretty Bunny Hop 3 times on hind feet Flamingo lift a front leg and hold for 5 seconds while standing Wolf howl Lion crawl with front end down and hind up up Bull wipe feet and charge Chipmunk hold food without eating Bonus animal of your choice that is not listed
all 7 Tricks
Send your dog to a rock for a pose Paw up on a rock Hind paws on a rock Any trick on a rock Photo op on a rock Photo op on a rock with at least one other dog
Any 10 Tricks
Roll over Roll in a blanket Roll a ball towards you Roll a ball Pull a child's toy Push a child's toy Play child's Basketball Retreive ball from water Dive off a dock after a ball Unroll a yoga mat or similar Put a ball in a shoe Skateboard Push a rolling cart
The Roadie awardis designed to make your trips to the vet and groomer pleasant for dog and handlers
Condition to a basket muzzle Chin target your hand Chin target your lab Chin target a chair Hip target Play dead Play dead with legs in the air Any trick with a foot ball hold Open mouth Check teeth Hold each paw Check ears Stand for exam Send to crate Dog relaxing in crate with door closed. Closing the door to be shown.
The Singer Songwriter award is one of our favorites becuase it rewards creativity. Take an ordinary trick. adlib words and props and make it your own! All 6 Tricks
1.) with one trick 2.) Combine 2 tricks 3.) One trick with a prop 4.) One trick with anything alive. Animal or human 5.) 2 tricks with a prop 6.) 3 tricks with a prop
Train More, Wag More
Reward based training for dogs and the people who love them!