AKC Trick Dog Title Evaluations by Video Submission!
Breaking News from the AKC!
Have you considered pursuing an AKC Trick Dog title with your dog, but just couldn't find the time? Well, now's the time! AKC trick dog testing may now be evaluated by video. Yes, it includes all levels of AKC Trick Dog titles!
We've had the pleasure to be an AKC Trick Dog Evaluator for almost every level - Novice through Performer. We are eagerly awaiting our first Elite Performer entry. Maybe it's you?
How it Works
Teach your dog tricks in your own home.
Send us your trick video.
Broadway Dogs charges a nominal fee of $15.00 to review the video.
After Broadway Dogs reviews the video, and your dog passes the evaluation, we will send the required forms:
To you confirming that your dog passed the test.
To the AKC.
To apply for the AKC Trick Dog title, the DOG OWNER must send to AKC:
A copy of the Tricks Checklist and Video Verification Form completed by the Evaluator (the Evaluator will also send a copy to AKC).
AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKI) - Your dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title. See the list of tricks here.
AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI) – Your dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks. See the list of tricks here.
AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA) – Your dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list. See the list of tricks here.
AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP) – In this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks with at least 3 tricks using props. See the requirements here.
AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE) – In the highest level of Trick Dog, the Elite Performers perform a routine that has a story/script. At least 5 props are used. See the requirements here.
Your dog must have an AKC number via one of the following:
AKC Registration Number – This number is provided to a dog owner via a registration certificate received from the previous owner, or via a puppy registration paper given to the new owner by the breeder.
Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) – If a dog is purebred but an AKC Registration Number is not possible, owners can apply for PAL number.
AKC Canine Partners Number – This number is given to either mixed breed dogs or a purebred.
As of June 1, 2020, puppies must be at least four months old to participate.
AKC Trick Dog Testing is entirely by video!
What if Your Dog Doesn't Pass on the First Try?
We are here to help you succeed! After evaluating the video, we will send you our observations and recommendations to help you perfect your tricks. We will allow you to submit the first re-evaluation at no additional cost. If you have concerns before submitting your video, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Library of Tricks Coming Soon!
You asked for it...you got it! We are compiling an AKC Trick Dog video library of novice and intermediate tricks! Visit our Trello Board for the most updated information.
We Can't Wait to See Your Videos!
Commonly Asked Questions
How do I film my tricks?
You may make one long compilation video, or ten separate videos. Your choice!
How do I submit my videos?
If my dog has a Canine Good Citizen (GCG) title, do I need to submit ten tricks?
No. If your dog has a CGC title they will only be required to perform 5 tricks for the Novice Trick Dog Title.
Can we use the same tricks for higher levels that we used for Novice?
No. For example, if you used a sit/down combination on visual cues for your Novice title, you may not repeat the same trick for your Intermediate Title.
How long will it take to review my video?
My dog is not a purebred, but I would like to get an AKC Trick Dog Title. Is this possible?
Yes! First you will need to register your dog as an AKC Canine Partner to be eligible for an AKC Trick Dog Title.
From absolute beginner, to competitive obedience champion...everyone is having fun with Trick Dog Titles!