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AKC Trick Dog
Virtual Evaluations

Learning new tricks is fun for dogs and people. You can have your tricks tested virtually. There are five trick dog titles you can earn:

  • AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN) - your dog performs 10 tricks from the novice list. If your dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title on record with the AKC you can do 5 novice tricks. 

  • AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI) - your dog must have the novice title and performs 10 tricks from the intermediate list.

  • AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA) - your dog must have the intermediate title and performs 10 tricks from the advanced list.

  • AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP) - for this title handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks with at least 3 tricks using props. See requirements here.

  • AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE) - this is the highest level of Trick Dog. For this title dogs must perform a routine that has a story/script. At least 5 props are used. See the requirements here.

Trick dog virtual evaluation process:

  • Purchase an evaluation (see below):​

  • Email me at sparklydogpaws@gmail.com with the following information:

    • Handler's name​

    • Dog's AKC name

    • Dog's Call name

    • Dog's AKC registration number

    • Title you are testing for (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Performer, Elite Performer)

      • Note if testing for novice and your dog has a CGC and you only providing 5 tricks, please confirm in writing your dog has the CGC title​​

    • The names/titles of the specific tricks you did (this can be overlaid on your video if you want)

  • ​Send video(s) of your dog doing the tricks for the title you are working on​ by email at sparklydogpaws@gmail.com

    • Tricks can be all on one video or one video per trick

    • Videos can be uploaded to YouTube and the linked emailed​

    • Videos can be emailed (if emailing videos it is recommended to do one trick per video to keep the size of the videos small enough to email)

  • If I can not pass you on all tricks I will communicate with you what needs to be done for the specific trick(s) to get them to the level to pass

  • Once passing I will send you a completed tricks checklist for the title you are working on, which I will have signed off on as an evaluator

  • You can use the AKC's new Title Application Portal to submit to the AKC the following for your title:

    • The title application form

    • The tricks checklist that I have signed (see above)

    • There is a $30 processing fee paid to the AKC for each title

Evaluation Options:

Please note: Price increase coming March 1. Plans purchased at prices through Feb. 28 can be redeemed through June 1. New prices noted next to current prices below. 

Evaluation Only

$5 through Feb. 8
$10 starting March 1
Fellow evaluators can purchase at $5, will need to provide proof of being an evaluator

  • Emailed completed and signed trick checklist

  • Emailed certificate of completion from Sparkly Paw

Evaluation & Ribbon

$10 through Feb. 28
$15 starting March 1

  • Emailed completed and signed trick checklist

  • Mailed ribbon

  • Emailed and mailed certificate of completion from Sparkly Paw

Evaluation & Rosette

$22 through Feb. 28
$25 starting March 1

  • Emailed completed and signed trick checklist

  • Mailed rosette

  • Emailed certificate of completion from Sparkly Paw

Trick Dog Video Examples

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