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Tricks

Tricks is a fun filled class where each dog and handler team works at their own pace and choose tricks that they want to do. Titles are available through AKC and Do More With Your Dog.

Tricks teaches focus and builds confidence while enhancing the dog/handler bond. This is a great class for younger dogs that aren't ready to enter a sport dog class yet but need more work on focus under distraction. It's a great class for shy dogs who will enjoy the low key atmosphere and gain confidence as they learn.  For senior dogs this is a great way to keep bodies and minds active without overdoing. Plus it's just fun.

Classes Offered

BEGINNING TRICKS

This is a class for dogs of any age. Foundation behaviors are taught like get in a box, high five, hoop, paws up, push ups, shake, spin, touch along with beginning balance work. Dogs learn basic foundation skills and build of them each week to learn new tricks and chained behaviors. The class includes an evaluation for an AKC Novice Tricks title (TKN). Class Fee: $20 per class paid monthly. $20 for Drop Ins Join Anytime during the month by paying the fee for the number of remaining classes that month.

  • Join at Any Time Friday 4:30 p.m. Instructor: McQuillen
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INTERMEDIATE TRICKS

This class is for the dog/handler teams who have basic skills and can chain 3-5 behaviors, have earned a Novice Tricks Title or are ready to take their test. Handlers learn different methods to create behaviors such as shaping, luring, and capturing and practice these weekly. More advanced skills and challenging behavior chains are taught. This class includes an evaluation for an AKC Intermediate Tricks Title (TKI) . Class Fee: $20 per class paid monthly. $20 for Drop Ins Join Anytime during the month by paying the fee for the number of remaining classes that month.

  • Join at Any Time Friday 4:30 p.m. Instructor: McQuillen
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ADVANCED TRICKS

This class is for the dog/handler teams that can work off lead, are chaining multiple behaviors and are ready for more challenging tricks and behavior chains. Dogs learn advanced behavior chains like put your toys away, go get the mail or get me a drink from the frig. This class includes an evaluation for an AKC Advanced Tricks Title (TKA). Join Anytime. Class Fee: $20 per class paid monthly. $20 for Drop Ins. Join Anytime during the month by paying the fee for the number of remaining classes that month.

  • Join at Any Time Friday 4:30 p.m. Instructor: McQuillen
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PERFORMER  TRICKS

This class is for the dog/handler teams who want help perfecting complex behaviors and routines as they worked toward their performer tricks title. Teams work closely with the instructor to enhanced their skills, write their routines and practice them. This is also a class for dog/handler teams wanting to get into commercial or movie work. Join Anytime. Class Fee: $20 per class paid monthly. $20 for Drop Ins. Join Anytime during the month by paying the fee for the number of remaining classes that month.

  • Join at Any Time Friday 5:30 p.m. Instructor: McQuillen
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ELITE PERFORMER TRICKS

This class is for the dog/handler teams who are ready to put it all to music in complex routines and behavior chains. Teams work closely with the instructor to polish their skills needed for their routines and stories. This is also a class for dog/handler teams wanting more practice for commercial or movie work. Blocking and distance silent commands are taught. Join Anytime. Class Fee: $20 per class paid monthly. $20 for Drop Ins. Join Anytime during the month by paying the fee for the number of remaining classes that month.

  • Join at Any Time Friday 5:30 p.m. Join Anytime Instructor: McQuillen
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IN PERSON TRICKS EVALUATIONS

If you are ready to have your tricks evaluated for an AKC title, we can do that for you at the Training Center.

First you enroll for a Tricks in-Person Evaluation for the level you want to test at. One of our Evaluators will contact you directly to set a date and time to do your evaluation. The Evaluator will provide you with provide you with the paperwork necessary to apply for your Tricks title on-line at AKC.org. You can submit multiple Tricks evaluations at a time. You will need to enroll for a Tricks in-Person Evaluation for each level you wish to test at. Evaluation Fee: $40/Tricks Level.

  • In Person Tricks Evaluation
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VIRTUAL TRICKS EVALUATIONS

If you are ready to have your tricks evaluated for an AKC title, you can do that via video.

First you enroll for the Tricks Video Evaluation at the appropriate level. We will respond and send you an email address for you to submit a video of your dog performing their tricks along with a list of the tricks the dog is performing.

One of our Evaluators will review the video to make sure all the tricks are appropriate for the level being evaluated. The Evaluator will provide you with a Video Verification Form (VVF) and check list via email.  You can then apply for your Tricks title on-line at AKC.org. You can submit multiple Tricks videos at a time. Evaluation Fee: $40/Tricks Level.

  • Virtual Tricks Evaluation
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Classes are kept small so we can individualize instruction to maximize your results (6-8 students).

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