Training tricks with your dog is lots of fun, great exercise for your dog, a fun way to earn titles with your dog, and it is a great way to build your bond and communication with your dog. In this course, you will have a variety of tricks at the novice level to choose from. As you work through the course, you also will be able to learn tricks to earn your dog's trick dog title.
Some of the tricks you will learn include:
- Paws Up
- Touch Target Stick
- Balance Beam
- Get On
- Jump Over a Bar
- Jump Through A Hoop
- Go Around an Object
- Get In
- Chin Rest
Get ready to have some fun with your dog and show off to all your friends just how talented you and your dog are! What are you waiting for? Get registered today!
Prerequisites: Students should have at least completed the Freshman Course. There are some tricks at the novice level that will be discussed, but not taught, that have been learned in the Freshman Course. At a minimum, your dog should know how to hand target, you should feel comfortable using a clicker and understand how to use it properly, and your dog should have "sit" and "down" on cue.
Melinda has been training dogs full time and professionally since 2012. She is a certified dog trainer through the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and has been certified since 2015. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild. She also has her bachelor's of science degree in animal science from Iowa State University. Melinda is the owner of Elite Pet University, LLC and the head trainer. She has 3 Australian Shepherds and she currently competes in AKC and UKC with them in rally, obedience, conformation, dock diving, coursing, as well as earning trick dog titles. She also dabbles in a few other activities with them as well. Melinda strives to provide fun and supportive training to owners and dogs using the most up-to-date methods.
PreviewHow Class Works (14:59)
PreviewBenefits of Training Tricks (7:35)
PreviewAKC Novice Trick Dog Program (6:37)
PreviewDo More With Your Dog Trick Dog Program (6:36)
PreviewSupplemental: How to upload a video to YouTube (8:41)
StartSupplemental: Video Submission for AKC Novice Trick Dog Title (TKN) (16:10)
StartSupplemental: How to set up your training sessions (5:28)