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Earning AKC Tricks Titles via Video!
While dog owners are staying at home practicing social distancing and dog trainers are suffering a loss of business, the AKC Family Dog Program is pleased to announce that dog owners may teach their dogs tricks at home and submit a video to an AKC CGC Evaluator for review and approval. This applies to all levels of AKC Trick Dog training. AKC Trick Dog resources can be found here.
A few notes:
- Tricks Descriptions and suggestions - so you know you're doing them correctly!
- If you're sending in video for Novice & Intermediate, do each trick twice.
- You can use food as a reward at any level.
- You can use food as a lure in Novice.
- I need your dog's AKC or PAL# and breed to complete the paperwork
- I normally charge $10 per evaluation at events. But I understand these are trying times for all, so whatever works for someone, I'm fine with.
- Payments can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (choose 'to a friend' please), Apple Pay to 262-613-3010, Zelle to 262-613-3010 or Venmo to @Donna-Nisleit
- Your video can be one long video or several short ones. You can send me video(s) several ways: you can text it to me (if you have an iPhone), upload it to YouTube and send me the link, or send it to me via Facebook Messenger.
- Here's a short video demonstration of most of the Trick options you have for the Novice level. https://youtu.be/9LqE9M9L3TE Note - while 17 tricks are demonstrated, only 10 are needed for the Novice Tricks Title
- Questions? Ask me!
How It Works
- Dog owners teach tricks to their dogs at home
- When the dog has learned the tricks for the title, the dog owner sends a video (via a link, etc) of the dog performing the tricks to an AKC CGC Evaluator.
- The Evaluator reviews the video. Any fee arrangements for the Evaluator's time are between the Evaluator and the dog owner.
- Once the Evaluator reviews and approves the video, the Evaluator sends a copy of the Video Verification form to the DOG OWNER confirming that the dog passed the test. (Evaluator also sends a copy of the Video Verification form to AKC)
Then, to apply for the title, the DOG OWNER must send to AKC:
- a copy of the VIDEO VERIFICATION form from the Evaluator (the Evaluator will also send a copy to AKC)
- the Trick Dog Title Application, and
- TRICKS CHECKLIST (for each title level submitted)
Questions? Email Donna