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12 Days of Christmas Challenge Title
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All you need for this Challenge is:

 

12 Steps at heel

11 seconds stay with you facing away

10 leg weaves

9 paw gives

8 go arounds

7 footsy steps

6 spins and twirls

5 two paws up

4 nose touches

3 little jumps

2 favourite tricks

1 sweet kiss

For definitions of tricks above please see the bottom of this page 

This Challenge Title is now closed until next Christmas

 

Submit for the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge Title:

 

1. Record a video of your dog or dogs performing the tasks above

You can either record each of the tasks separately and then combine them into one video or for extra challenge attempt to do all of the actions in one take as a sequence. Feel free to edit the video and add music, effects or anything else to make it truly festive. Try to keep your original sound track there too if you can but that's not essential.

2. Complete the Submission form and it will take you to the payment page.

It costs £30 or approx $35 to take part  

We accept secure payments by card, Apple Pay or PayPal

If you have any questions at any point just drop us e-mail at DogTalentAssociation@gmail.com

For successful completion of the Challenge you'll receive:

1. Named certificate

2. Stunning handmade rosette

3. Postage at no extra cost to anywhere in the world

4. Written personal feedback with comments, ideas and training suggestions

 

The Title was open for submissions only until

the 8th of January 2023

 

Join festive fun with your dog and celebrate your achievements!

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Trick definitions:

 

12 Steps at heel

This can be at any heelwork position, on or off the leash and does not have for be in a competitive style heelwork position

11 seconds stay with you facing away

Dog performs stay at a distance from you (can be quite close but not touching), off leash. The handler needs to be facing away from the dog for the whole duration of the stay. Stay can be in sit, stand or down position and can be performed at a platform

10 leg weaves

Any combination of leg weaves- forward, backwards or sideways

9 paw gives

This can be the same paw or alternate paws, or even front paws and hind paws

8 go arounds

This can be around the handler, around another object or another person. In either direction or a combination of directions.

7 footsy steps

Dog stands between handler's legs and places its paws on handler's feet. Walking forwards, backwards or sideways together with the dogs paws remaining on handler's feet

6 spins and twirls

Dog spins around itself in clockwise or anticlockwise direction or any combination of the above

5 two paws up

Dog places two front or hind paws up onto an object. Repeat 5 times either with the same object or even better with several different objects 

4 nose touches

Dog touches on cue with it's nose an object or your hand, repeat 4 times, ideally with different objects if possible for more fun

3 little jumps

These can be any jumps but need to be performed safely at the hight suitable for dog's age and on a suitable non-slip surface. Dogs who are unable to jump for health reasons can step over

2 favourite tricks

Any two favourite tricks of your choice that are different from the other tricks on this list

1 sweet kiss

Dog boops or licks your nose, mouth or cheek on cue

 

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