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Stunt Dog Ring Trial Overview

Stunt Dog National Championships

The highlight of TriDEx is the Stunt Dog National Championships, culminating in the crowning of the National Trick Dog Champion. TriDEx presents a venue for earning a "Stunt Dog" title which are earned through live trick show performance in front of an audience.


 

Stunt Dog Ring Trials are live trick dog performances

  • Why Stunt Dog?

    Tricks are meant to inspire and entertain audiences, and we want to give you the skills and the forum to do so successfully. Do More With Your Dog! is the official governing and sanctioning body for the sport of dog tricks. Over 14,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge.

  • Stunt Dog is live trick dog performance

    Stunt Dog titles are awarded through live ring trials. It is a structured rule-set where every competitor follows the same 9 exercises (except for the Champion level, which allows creativity). Titles are also recognized by AKC. Read more to visit our Stunt Dog Ring Trial Frequently Asked Questions.

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  • Prerequisites to Stunt Dog

    Trick Dog Titles are required to be eligible to compete in The AKC Stunt Dog Nationals and subsequently be able to earn the corresponding stunt dog title.

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  • Stunt Dog Rule Book

    Click "Read More" to view a PDF of the current Competition Rules

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  • Regulation Props

    THESE 3 PROPS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU IN THE RING:
    1. Klimb Pedestal
    2. “Go to Mark” mark
    3. Hoop

    You can purchase these three items as part of the “Stunt Dog Competition Pack.

  • When can you start?

    The first Stunt Dog competition was held at the Trick Dog Expo at Purina Farms in March 2018! You can find a local trial near you by clicking here or plan on competing at TriDEx 2019.

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  • Ring Trials at TriDEx

    At TriDEx, you may compete in several levels. You buy tickets. For example, you can buy 5 tickets ahead of time. You use 1 or 2 or 3 in the Novice ring, until you pass, and then use another ticket in the Open ring. You can compete in the Novice ring several times in the same day (time permitting).

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  • Stunt Dog after TriDEx

    After TriDEx, there will be local and regional ring trials across the country/world.

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  • Who are the Judges?

    To become a Stunt Dog judge, you must first be a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). Read More to see current list of judges.

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  • How to become a Judge

    To become a judge, you must attend an "Intro to Stunt Dog Competition" workshop.

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  • What can judges do?

    Judges will be able to host their own "intro to stunt dog competition" classes, and will be eligible to hold trials (after March 2018).

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Novice Stunt Dog Demonstration:

In this video Kyra demonstrates what you can expect a Stunt Dog Trial to look like. All levels of Stunt Dog can reference this video as they build upon the Novice level.


Requirements to Compete:

Do More With Your Dog! is the official governing and sanctioning body for the sport of dog tricks. Over 14,000 Trick Dog titles have been awarded to dogs who successfully demonstrated a required number of qualifying tricks to a judge. Trick Dog Titles are required to be eligible to compete in The AKC Stunt Dog Nationals and subsequently be able to earn the corresponding stunt dog title.

Competition rules are posted here or you can attend a Introduction to Stunt Dog Competition workshop which focuses on teaching trainers the basics of competition and allows Certified Trick Dog Instructors (CTDIs) to become certified as a Stunt Dog Judge!

 

2018 Workshop Locations

29 Workshops spread throughout the United States!

Trick Dog to Stunt Dog

  • Novice Stunt Dog (NSD) >

    Shall have earned their Novice Trick Dog Title
  • Open Stunt Dog (OSD) >

    Shall have earned their Novice Stunt Dog and their Intermediate Trick Dog Title
  • Proven Stunt Dog (PSD) >

    Shall have earned their Open Stunt Dog and their Advanced Trick Dog Title
  • Stunt Dog Professional (SDPro) >

    Shall have earned their Proven Stunt Dog and their Expert Trick Dog Title
  • Stunt Dog Champion (SDCH) >

    Shall have earned their Stunt Dog Professional and their Trick Dog Champion Title
  • Stunt Dog Grand Champion (SDGRCH) >

    Shall have earned their Stunt Dog Champion Title a total of six times under three different judges
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