WHAT ARE ‘TRICK DOG TESTS’?
Trick Dog Tests is a fun sport where dogs perform a variety of tricks.
Trick Dog tests encourage owners and handlers to teach their dogs new skills and behaviours in a positive and fun environment. The rules are designed in such a way that handlers and dogs of all abilities are able to compete on an equal footing.
Is your dog already able to perform tricks? Maybe jumping through a hoop, going to bed, retrieving, playing dead, taking a bow or crawling. These and more are all tricks that can be performed during a trick dog test! If your dog is yet to do a trick don’t worry, any dog can learn. As a dog progresses through the levels, the expectations become more advanced – to the point that dogs are able to put their toys away, or roll themselves up in a blanket.
If you would like more information about trick dog training, classes are offered by:
- The Dances with Dogs Club of SA Inc,
- Gawler Dog Training Club Inc.
- Para Districts Obedience Dog Club Inc
- Southern Districts Kennel & Obedience Dog Club Inc
- Riverland Dog Training & Kennel Club Inc
Many people with dogs esteemed in tricks move into the sport of Dances with Dogs, where handlers put these tricks to music in entertaining and innovative performances.