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About the TRICK DOG CHAMPION (TDCH) title

The TDCH is the highest tier title, and is awarded to in performing a large number of difficult tricks, and who also demonstrate skill in every facet of foundation behaviors.

1. COORDINATION:

Skateboard
Dog pushes skateboard (alone).

2. MOUTH TARGET:

Hold an object / carry an object
Hold object (such as a dumbbell) or carry an object (such as your purse/bag) while walking with you. Release object to your hand.

Retrieve object to hand
Dog fetches an object 12 feet away and releases to your hand.

3. PAW TARGET:

Ground target
Dog places paw deliberately on a small object or mark. Example: step on a tap light, desk bell, or “easy button”.

4. NOSE TARGET:

Hand target
Same as target stick but using a hand target (such as two fingers).

5. SCENT:

Nose-work box search
Dog searches 5 boxes and indicates the one with the hot scent.

(We are using Clove Bud.)

6. DISTANCE:

Go to a mark / pedestal
Send dog 20 feet away to a raised platform or mark (such as a mat).

Cued behaviors at a distance
Dog on pedestal/mark 12 feet away. Performs any 6 cued behaviors. 

1. Down
2. Sit
3. Stand
4. Bark
5. Twirl
6. Leave-It
Bonus: Come

7. SIGNALS:

Signals
Perform any 6 behaviors with only silent cues. List tricks:

1. Sit
2. Down
3. Stand
4. Twirl
5. Spin
6. Bark

8. CHAIN:

Demonstrate a behavior chain
When given a single cue, the dog performs a chain of a minimum of two behaviors. 

Get The Mail!

9. EXPERT TRICKS:

Demonstrate 5 of your best tricks

Tricks:

1. Handstand against wall

2. Moonwalk

3. Object guard (2 versions)


4. Roll a barrel or peanut (2 paws)

5. Hoop jump over back