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Trick Dog

AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog's title record. Dogs must have an AKC, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number to earn a title. All dogs can get a number including purebreds and mixed breeds.

5 Trick Dog Titles:

Novice Trick Dog (TKN) 

The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)

The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)

The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.


Trick Dog Performer (TKP)

I​n this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.


Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE)

Testing of this truly elite trick dog level requires the dog to perform 10 tricks with at least 5 props and there must be a story.

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