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Novice Talent Show Dog Title

You are in for lots of great fun with your dog while working through the Talent Show Dog Titles. 

 

While working on the Novice dog title you’ll introduce props to your dog and start working on putting together sequences of tricks. Props are great and we totally love them because they make your performance more varied, engaging and impressive. 

Working with different props and sequences also increases your dog’s confidence and teachers to be more in tune with your body language and listen better to your commands. 

Dogs love props and sequences of tricks because they help to introduce variety and fun in their training. Your dog will be more enthusiastic and motivated when the training is fun and has plenty of variety.

Eligibility: You need to receive the Foundation Trick Dog title first or provide the evidence that you passed KC GC Bronze or AKC CGC or equivalent. 

Novice Talent Show Dog title requirements:

Part 1:  Five sequences of 2 Novice level tricks in each of the sequences

Each of the sequences needs to include 2 Novice level tricks from any of the talent pathways (Thinker, Performer, Athlete, Helper). Instead of the suggested tricks, you can use your own tricks, but they need to be on the same level of complexity or higher. If in any doubt please contact us first. 

You can combine tricks from different talent pathways in the same sequence. 

 

Please do not use exactly the same trick more than once, but it is OK if it is performed in a different way. For example, you can use jumping through a hoop and jumping through the handler’s arms. Though both of the tricks involve jumping through a circle, they are different tricks as each requires some specific training.

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 Novice level tricks from any of the talent pathways or your own. 

If using your own tricks please make sure they are on the Novice level of difficulty or above. If in any doubt please contact us first. 

 

For props, you can use any household objects, tools, musical instruments, clothes, sports equipment, re-cycled or re-purposed objects etc. Please do not use dog agility or obedience equipment. You can also use the handler or involve your audience as props or obstacles.

You can re-use the props.

Part 3: Perform 2 sequences of 5 different tricks each. One of the tricks in each sequence needs to include a prop

Choose any Novice level tricks from any of the talent pathways or your own. If using your own tricks please make sure they are on the Novice level of difficulty or above. If in any doubt please contact us first. 

 

Only one trick in the 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, or perform them differently.

 

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.

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.

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

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

 

Novice Talent Show Dog requirements that you can print off:

Novice 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 Novice 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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