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Earning Your Expert Trick Dog Tile

Are you ready for some Seriously Pawsome Fun?

To earn your ETD Title, you must demonstrate 5 tricks

of Advanced Level or Higher!

and have earned your NTD, ITD, & ATD Titles

Expert 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 ETD 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!

                                     Expert Trick List                                      

  1. Basketball

  2. Bring me a Soda From the Fridge (open, fetch, close fridge)

  3. Bring Tissue, Throw in Trash

  4. Climb a Ladder

  5. Cover Your Eyes

  6. Disc Vault Off my Leg or Back

  7. Distance Work (any 6 behaviors while 12 feet away)

  8. Single Beam / Double Beam

  9. Find the Object With my Scent

  10. Find the Remote / Car Keys

  11. Fishing With a Rope

  12. Football Hike

  13. Footsies (middle on feet)

  14. Handstand Against a Wall

  15. Hoop Jump Over My Back

  16. Jump Rope

  17. Leg Hike (lift rear leg)

  18. Limp (walk with front leg lifted)

  19. Litter in the Step Can

  20. Mailbox (open, fetch mail, close mailbox)

  21. Moonwalk

  22. Nose Work Box Search / Contraband Search

  23. Object Guard

  24. Open a Door (using handle)

  25. Paintbrush Painting (including taking brush from bucket)

  26. Pickpocket Pooch

  27. Pull a Cart/ Sulky Driving

  28. Push a Shopping Cart

  29. Shell Game (paw at correct pail)

  30. Ring Toss

  31. Roll a Barrel or Peanut (2 paws)

  32. Roll on a Barrel (4 paws)

  33. Roll Yourself in a Blanket

  34. Rolling Hoop Dive

  35. Skateboard (3 or 4 paws)

  36. Summersault / Handstand Vault

  37. Through a Hoop Lying on the Ground

  38. Tidy up Your Toys (including lid)

  39. Weave Poles

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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