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Novice Trick Dog Titles
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Novice Trick Dog titles build on what your dog learned in the Foundation level.  

They help you to develop your dog in one of the skill areas. It could either be the area where your dog is showing some potential or depending on your personal preferences, needs and future plans. 

 

The main feature of the Novice dog tricks is that they build on the natural dog’s behaviours, instincts or movements. They are single step tricks. Dogs will only need the skills and knowledge acquired on the Foundation level in order to learn and perform them. Most dogs are fully capable to achieve the Novice Trick Dog title in a relatively short time period.

Novice Trick Dog title requirements:

Part 1: Perform any 10 tricks or behaviours from the Novice list

Choose any 10 tricks or behaviours from the Novice trick list (depending on the Talent track you would like to follow). Please see below the full list of requirements for each Talent track. Record a short separate video clip of you and your dog performing each of those tricks. You can choose your own tricks too, but they need to be on the Novice level of difficulty, or above.

 

Part 2: Creativity

1. A sequence of any two tricks

Demonstrate that your dog can perform a sequence of 2 of the Novice level tricks from your Talent track by doing them one after the other in a flowing sequence. Any combination of the tricks is good. Record it as a short video clip for submission.

 

2. One trick of your choice

Demonstrate with your dog any other trick of your choice. If it is on the Novice trick list for your track, try to perform it in a different environment, or in a different way. Use your creativity. Even better if you could come up with and demonstrate your own trick. Try to choose a trick in line with the Talent track theme you are working on. Record it as a short video clip.

Novice Trick Dog title options and detailed requirements:

For the Novice Trick Dog title you have several choices 

(depending on the Talent Track you'd like to work on):

Novice Thinker Dog Title

This is perfect for dogs who are building up their thinking ability and thinking talent

 

  • Novice Thinker Dog title list of requirements (printer-friendly version)

  • Novice Thinker title working checklist (printer-friendly) 

It is a helpful summary and a place for you to make your own notes as you work towards the title.

 

 

Novice Helper Dog Title

This is the perfect track if you would like to teach your dog some useful skills, so the dog can genuinely help you at home and in life.

 

  • Novice Helper Dog title list of requirements (printer-friendly version)

  • Novice Helper title working checklist (printer-friendly) 

It is a helpful summary and a place for you to make your own notes as you work towards the title.

 

 

Novice Performer Dog Title

This is for dogs and owners who would like to learn the most impressive looking and crowd-pleasing tricks. This is perfect if you would like to show off your dog to your friends, family and others or to work on the Talent Show Dog titles.

 

  • Novice Performer Dog title list of requirements (printer-friendly version)

 

  • Novice Performer title working checklist (printer-friendly) 

It is a helpful summary and a place for you to make your own notes as you work towards the title.

 

 

Novice Athlete Dog Title

This is perfect for dogs and owners who like to be physically active and would like to either do more together or to develop further your dog’s physical abilities, balance, coordination and strength.

 

  • Novice Athlete Dog title list of requirements (printer-friendly version)

  • Novice Athlete title working checklist (printer-friendly) 

It is a helpful summary and a place for you to make your own notes as you work towards the title.

 

Once you are ready to submit the videos for your Novice Trick Dog title assessment, please check the Submission guidance and fill in the  Submission Form

All submissions will receive detailed feedback and personalised training ideas and suggestions.

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

All successful submissions will receive a certificate and rosette which is included in the cost of the title. They will be posted to any contry in the world at no extra charge.

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