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.
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:
Dog places paw deliberately on a small object or mark. Example: step on a tap light, desk bell, or “easy button”.
4. NOSE TARGET:
Same as target stick but using a hand target (such as two fingers).
Nose-work box search
Dog searches 5 boxes and indicates the one with the hot scent.
(We are using Clove Bud.)
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.
Perform any 6 behaviors with only silent cues. List tricks:
Demonstrate a behavior chain
When given a single cue, the dog performs a chain of a minimum of two behaviors.
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9. EXPERT TRICKS:
Demonstrate 5 of your best tricks
1. Handstand against wall
3. Object guard (2 versions)
4. Roll a barrel or peanut (2 paws)
5. Hoop jump over back