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Earning Your Advanced Trick Dog Tile

Are you ready for some Seriously Pawsome Fun?

To earn your ATD Title, you must demonstrate 5 tricks

of Advanced Level or Higher!

and have earned your NTD  & ITD Titles

Advanced Title Guidelines: 

Leashes - No Leashes

Treats / Hands / Toys - No Luring or Guiding Into a Trick.  

Rewards may be given at the end of a behavior 


Attempts - handler may give multiple cues and have 4 attempts

Helpers - No other person can help with the trick unless needed for a particular trick 

Physical Manipulation - handler cannot physically manipulate or force a dog into a trick

(choke, prong, e-collar)

Modifications - may be made for service dogs, physically limited dogs,
very young (think low impact), and very senior dogs 

***Tricks may be re-used for higher titles if of a higher skill level***

How To Get Started!

1. Get Practicing!  Watch the Instructional Videos, Watch Others' Videos, Support Others Progress, Ask Questions

2. Show Off Your Skills!

You have a few options:

*** Make a single post for your pup and post all your videos in the comments.

***Make an album of trick videos on your personal profile and post a link to the album in the group

*** Make a single video of all your tricks

*** Post your videos for tricks as you accomplish them!

3. Tag Colleen in the post so she can officially witness your awesomeness

4. Once your tricks have been witnessed, you can submit for your official title on the DMWYD website!

When you submit your tricks:

You'll purchase your Title Certificate and Optional Ribbon

You will get your official Certificate in the mail

You and your dog's name will be added to the Official Title Holder's Registry

Your dog will have earned the ATD suffix for their name

And you'll be off to earning your Intermediate Title!

Only For K9 Manners Matter Clients & Spark Team Members:

If you send me a photo of your dog from the day your pup completed his/her last trick (or your in person title graduation photo) I will put the title patch on the photo and post it to the group!


We will list your trick title and photo on our website!

                                     Advanced Trick List                                      

  1. Act Ashamed / Hide Your Head

  2. Back Up

  3. Bring me a Tissue (fetch only)

  4. Chorus Line Kicks

  5. Cross Your Paws

  6. Directed Retrieve

  7. Distance Work (any 3 behaviors 10 feet from you)

  8. Double Hoop Sequence

  9. Get the Phone When it Rings

  10. Go Hide

  11. Head Down

  12. Jump Into my Arms

  13. Jump Over My Back

  14. Jumping Figure-8s

  15. Mailbox (open mailbox, fetch mail)

  16. My Dog Can Count

  17. Paintbrush Painting (no bucket)

  18. Play Dead

  19. Play the Piano

  20. Pull a Wagon

  21. Say Your Prayers / Bow Your Head

  22. Skateboard (front paws only)

  23. Tap Light / Bell / Easy Button

  24. Tidy up Toys (without a lid)

  25. Tracking / Rapporthund

  26. Treibball

  27. Turn Off the Light-switch

  28. Walk Another Dog

  29. Wipe Your Paws, Dig, Scratchy Board, Scratch Art

Download the Rules & Complete Trick Lists PDF

All of the tricks on the lists can be found explained in Kyra's books!

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