10 Intermediate tricks have been observed by evaluator and are checked below.
____ Balance on ball or foam exercise peanut
____ Balance treat on nose or head (e.g., dog biscuit)
____ Carry (such as basket or another object)
____ Catch (soft toy, soft ball, treat, etc.)
____ Close door
____ Close drawer
(at least 5 body lengths-may use food/toy lure)
____ Fetch it (20 ft. away and deliver to hand)
____ Flyball (run to, push, get ball)
____ Game (manipulates interactive canine game)
____ Go ﬁnd (handler hides, dog goes and ﬁnds)
____ Go to your place (to bed/mat, crate from 10 ft.)
____ Hand signals (Sit, down, come, stand. Total of 3.)
____ Head down
____ Heeling with automatic sit
____ Jump through handler’s circled arms
(or over handler’s leg)
____ Leg weave (weave around handler’s legs)
____ Open door
____ Open drawer (cloth pull handler)
____ Paws up (on handler’s arm)
____ Pull a toy on a string or rope
____ Push button/key to make sound
____ Remove object from box/ toy mailbox
____ Ring bell, doorbell mounted on wood
___ Shell game (“Find it” - treat or scent item under 1 of 3 cups)
____ Sit pretty (sit up or sit w/ head tilted)
____ Teeter totter (may use agility equip. in Intermediate)
____ Touch lamp
____ Wave good-bye/hello
____ Weave poles (
may use food or toy lure - 6 weave poles)
____ Wobble board
____ Other: Handler’s choice #1:_______________________
____ Other: Handler’s choice #2:_______________________
In Intermediate, handlers may not use lures unless speciﬁed, but may use food rewards or clickers.
Dog owner name_________________________Dog Name _____________ Dog Number ____________
Evaluator name___________________________Eval Number____________ Date_________
Evaluator signature ____________________________ [ ]
tested by video [ ] tested in person
A TOTAL OF 10 TRICKS ARE REQUIRED TO EARN THE INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG TITLE.
Must have the Novice Trick Dog Title; CGC is not required. No more than 2 Handler’s Choice tricks (optional).
Instructions: Dog owner: send this page with the AKC Trick Dog Title Application to AKC.
Evaluator: Send this completed form to the dog owner. As of August 2020, Checklist & VVF are combined.
AKC TRICK DOG
Checklist & Video Veriﬁcation Form (VVF)
Place an X next to each completed trick.
EVALUATORS MUST EMAIL A COPY TO AKC AT: firstname.lastname@example.org