Novice Trick Dog Title

—  Novice Trick Dog TItle —

To obtain the Novice Trick Dog Title, your dog needs to perform 10 tricks for an evaluator. However, if your dog has completed Canine Good Citizen, then they only need to perform 5 tricks (CGC counts as 5 tricks). For the novice title, handlers may use food/toy lures and food/clicker reinforcers.


—  Novice Tricks —

  • Jump (thru a low hoop or over a low bar)
  • Kennel up (go in crate and stay until released)
  • Kiss (point to cheek)
  • Paws up (2 front paws on low stool or step)
  • Push-ups (sit, down, sit, down, sit, down)
  • Shake hands
  • Spin in circle
  • Touch it (hand or target stick)
  • Tunnel (agility or child’s tunnel)
  • Handler’s choice trick (up to two)
  • Balance beam (walk on a low board a few inches off the floor)
  • Speak (bark on cue)
  • Crawl (dog crawls at least 5 feet on belly)
  • Fetch and release a boll or toy
  • Find it (find treat hidden under a cup)
  • Get your _______ (retrieve a leash, brush, or toy)
  • Get in (gets in a box)
  • Get on (gets all 4 paws on a low platform or step)
  • Down, sit, and come using hand signals
  • High five
  • Hold (3 seconds)