AKC Trick Dog Class

NEW! AKC Trick Dog Classes at GTPT!!

Come join us in the REAL FUN!! We are holding Trick Dog Classes at Gentle Touch Pet Training starting this Spring through the Summer!

AKC has a new series of titles for your dogs that like to learn new tricks! We will teach you how to begin training for all of the required tricks beginning with AKC Novice Trick Dog, to Intermediate Trick Dog and then we will move on to Advanced Tick Dog and the final title: AKC Trick Dog Performer.

Our CGC Evaluators are cleared to do the instruction and testing for all levels of AKC Trick Dog titles. Which means, as you complete the training for each level, we can do the evaluation/test right there in class, and you can send in your forms to AKC for new titles if you like! The requirement for the actual titles are listed online at www.akc.org look up AKC Trick Dog.

Example for the AKC Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog levels:

AKC Novice Trick Dog:

  1. Your dog needs to perform 5 of the required tricks for the evaluator, and has passed a CGC and it is on record at AKC.
  2. OR: Your dog performs the required 10 tricks in front of a CGC Evaluator

AKC Intermediate Trick Dog:

  1. Your dog needs to perform 10 of the required tricks for the evaluator
  2. These tricks come from the list of Intermediate Trick Dog list

Some examples of the tricks on the Trick Dog list are:

Novice Level:

Balance Beam, Crawl, Fetch it & Give, Find it, Respond to hand signals for Sit, Down, or Come, High Five, Jump Through Hoop or over low bar, Kennel Up, Kiss, Paws Up, Shake Hands, Spin in Circle, Touch Hand or Target.

Intermediate Level:

Balance Treat on nose or head, Carry (a basket), Catch, Crawl, Fetch it, Go Find, Go Place, Leg Weave, Push button on toy, Roll Over, Sit Pretty, Shell Game, Wave Good-Bye, Wobble Board.

Join us to see what kind of  Trick Dog YOUR dog is!!

Class Cost:$100 for four one-hour classes.
Class Location:All classes are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Click for directions.
Vaccines:Dogs must be current on parvo, distemper (or have protective titers) and rabies shots.
Registration:Class size is limited to 8 dogs to ensure personal attention. 

Click on the preferred date below to register. Full payment is necessary to reserve class space. 
Class Dates:
Novice
Wednesdays
4-week class $100
May 31 - Jun 21
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Instr: Ivy
Intermediate
Wednesdays
4-week class $100
Jun 28 - Jul 19
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Instr: Ivy
Advanced
Thursdays
4-week class $100
Jul 13 - Aug 3
***CLASS FULL***
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Instr: Ivy
Performance
Thursdays
4-week class $100
Sep 7 - Sep 28
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Instr: Ivy
Novice
Wednesdays
4-week class $100
Jul 26 - Aug 16
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Instr: Ivy