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Submission guidance and competition rules


Video submission options for the International Trick Dog competition: 

  • Option 1 (preferred): Please edit all video clips together for all of the tricks as one video. Upload that video onto YouTube or similar and submit the link to your video in the Submission Form. 

  • Option 2: If you are struggling to put the videoclips together as one video, then please complete the Submission form and separately send us an e-mail with the links to the individual video clips.

  • Option 3: You can e-mail the videos clearly marked with your name to after you complete the Submission form and pay for your entry.

  • Option 4: You can send your videos via Facebook messenger on Dog Talent Association Facebook page after completion of the Submission form

Once you are ready, please fill in the Submission Form and on completion, it will take you to the payment page where you can choose your payment options.

Cost of the submission is: 

USA $5,

or £4   

or 4 Euro per week per class (or equivalent in your currency)

You can enter into more than one class each week.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

ALL entries will receive individual feedback from the judges.

Our goal is to help you to improve and help you to take your trick performance to the next level.

Competition rules:

  1. The handler must ensure the safety of the dog and the people around at all times. All tricks need to be performed in a safe area where dogs are allowed. The handler needs to assist the dog and stop any tricks that may cause any harm to the dog, people or the environment.

  2. The handler must be ready to spot or support the dog at any point. For safety reasons, some of the behaviours may need to be performed on a harness and lead to allow more effective support. Any jumping has to be done safely and only at an appropriate height to the dog and never higher than 2 dog’s shoulder heights. Avoid asking your dog to jump higher than a shoulder height on any hard surface. You may need to reduce those heights further for young, old dogs or for health reasons. Plan all tricks with your dog’s health in mind.

  3. Both the handler and the dog ideally need to be visible in each video for the whole duration of the trick. 

  4. The dog needs to perform all tricks willingly and independently. No harsh dog handling or correction is allowed at any time.

  5. Hand shaping is allowed, but no treats or toys should be ideally used as lures to perform the behaviour. Treats and other rewards can be given after the trick is completed.

  6. Try to give only one command to your dog.

  7. Both the dog and the handler should respect the environment, people around them and present a positive and inspirational example of a partnership.

8. All behaviours and tricks are performed at your own risk and the Dog Talent Association or anyone associated with it are not liable in any way whatsoever for any harm or injury, or potential injury. The Handler has full responsibility for assessment and management of any risks, suitability, safety and harm prevention.

9. Judges decision is final. If requested some feedback can be given on how you can improve the performance of the tricks for the next week's submission. If you would like to receive individual feedback please e-mail us on

10. Late submissions are not accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered, but we will do our best to liaise with you to flag up any missing parts of your submission.

11. Please provide a valid e-mail address and correct details so we can e-mail you the named certificate if you win when completing the Submission form.

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