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Expert Talent Show Dog Title

You are a proper team now who understand each other well and enjoy doing tricks and small performances. Now it's time to take another exciting step up and further develop your unique style.

 

Expert Talent Show Dog title will stretch you even further. You will expand your range of tricks, introduce some new exciting props. Your sequences of tricks will get much smoother and will now include some crowd-pleasing show pieces. And finally, you now will start working on themed short sequences. Those themed sequences provide unlimited opportunities for innovation, fun, expression and experiments.

Your team is now certainly ready to take part in real dog talent shows, competitions and Dog Talent show displays at large events, and perhaps even as a part of the team in CRUFTS. If you would be interested to take part with your dog, join our Facebook group and we will keep you informed about the upcoming opportunities. 

In the meanwhile, try different things, experiment and you'll certainly find your own unique style. Looking forward to receiving some great submissions from your team!

Eligibility: You need to receive the Advanced Talent Show Dog title to be able to submit for the Expert Talent Show title.

Expert Talent Show Dog title requirements:

Part 1:  Five sequences of 2 Expert or Advanced level tricks in each of the sequences

Each of the sequences needs to include 2 Expert or Advanced level tricks from any of the talent pathways (Thinker, Performer, Athlete, Helper). Instead of the suggested tricks, you can use your own tricks, but please make sure they are at the same level of difficulty or above. If in any doubt please contact us first. 

You can combine tricks from different talent pathways in the same sequence. You can re-use the tricks from your Thinker, Performer, Athlete or Helper titles submissions but they need to be in a different environment.

You can’t use exactly the same trick more than once in Part 1, but it is OK if it is performed in a different way. Please use sequences that you have not used in your Advanced Dog Talent Show title submission and different tricks.

The transition from one trick to another in the sequence should be fluid and without undue delay or hesitation.

Please only give food or another reward after the completion of the sequence.

Part 2: Perform 5 tricks with props 

Choose any Expert or Advanced level tricks from any of the talent pathways or your own. 

If using your own tricks please make sure they are on the Expert or Advanced level of difficulty or above. If in any doubt please contact us first. Please use different tricks from your Advanced Dog Talent Show title.

For props, you can use any household objects, tools, musical instruments, clothes, sports equipment, recycled boxes, re-purposed items etc. Please do not use dog agility or obedience equipment. You can re-use the props. Handler and the members of the audience can also be used as props (safely).

Part 3:  Perform 2 Creative sequences of 7 different tricks with props and themes. One or more of the tricks in each sequence needs to include a prop

Each of the sequences should have a theme, a mini-story or be logically connected. For example a football match, shopping, helper, trip to Paris, getting late to work, pirates, school etc. 

Choose any level tricks from any of the talent pathways or your own. Include at least two Advanced or Expert level tricks into each of the sequences. You can re-use tricks submitted for Advanced or Novice titles.

Only one trick in each sequence needs to include a prop. You can have a prop for other tricks in the same sequence, or they can be performed without a prop. You can re-use the props, but please use different tricks from those in Part 2 of this submission.

The transition from one trick to another in the sequence should be fluid and without undue delay or hesitation.

You do not need to perform the sequences one straight after the other. Each can be recorded separately and does not need to be recorded on the same day or even the same place. You can start performing in front of some audience to prepare you for the Champion title and real-live performances with your dog if you are interested, but this is purely optional.

Once you record the separate video clips, ideally please put them together into one video for submission (preferred option). If you are struggling to make the combined video please check other submission options here. If you have any questions please message us and we will be able to help.

Expert Talent Show Dog title list of tricks and requirements for printing:

Expert List of Tricks you can choose from, or alternatively use your own tricks on the same level of difficulty:

Advanced List of Tricks you can also choose from,

but please do not re-use the tricks that you have submitted in your Advanced Show Dog Title

Expert Talent Show Dog requirements that you can print off:

Expert Talent Show Dog Working Checklist (to help you to plan the list of the tricks and the sequences):

Once you are ready to submit the video for your Expert Talent Show Dog title assessment,

please check the Submission guidance and fill in the  Submission Form

To choose the next title you'd like to work on check Dog Titles overview

All successful submissions will receive a certificate and rosette

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