At the Performer level, there can be no agility or
obedience equipment, although handlers may design
their own equipment.
At least 3 Tricks must be at Performer level. You may
substitute tricks not on the list as long as they are
Performer level tricks. Email email@example.com to
ask about your own tricks.
PERFORMER TRICKS (examples):
____ Answer questions (‘Do you like__?’)
____ Ball into small cone (Drop ball into opening)
____ Blowing bubbles
____ Buried under toys, poke head out on cue
____ Carry stuffed animal on back
____ Cross paws- one, then the other
____ Dig - pretend to dig
____ Figure 8 - dog does without handler
____ Get in suitcase and close lid
___ Jump through tissue hoop
___ Jump up and down/wiggle with excitement
___ In bed, turns so belly is up
___ Ladder- (small wooden on ground, walk on side rails)
___ Lift leg -pretend - ﬁre hydrant
___ Nod or shake head (yes/no)
___ Over & Under handler (jumps over, runs under)
___ Phone (hears ring at distance, brings to handler)
___ Pulls (drags) bag of objects
___ Ring toss (at least 3 rings)
___ Runs circles around human or post
___ Sit pretty while holding something with paw (ﬂag)
___ Side pass (dog & handler move laterally)
___ Soccer (push ball into goal)
___ Wipe feet on mat (modiﬁed dog)
TRICKS WITH PROPS (examples):
Barrel, cart or baby stroller, computer, school desk,
paints, phone, piano, rides in car/wagon/handler
designed bus, skateboard, handler created props or
List tricks here:
Tricks with props below (at least 3 tricks w/ props)
Dog owner name__________________________Dog Name ________________Dog Number_____________
Evaluator name___________________________Eval Number____________ Date_________
_____________________________ [ ] tested by video [ ] tested in person
AKC TRICK DOG
Checklist & Video Verification Form (VVF)
A TOTAL OF 10 TRICKS ARE REQUIRED TO EARN THE PERFORMER TRICK DOG TITLE.
Story is an option. Tricks must be Intermediate, Advanced or Performer and must be tricks not previously submitted for other
titles. Must have the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Trick Dog Titles.
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.
Place an X next to each completed trick.
EVALUATORS MUST EMAIL A COPY TO AKC AT: firstname.lastname@example.org