Tricks Events

AKC Tricks

The American Kennel Club (AKC) introduced a Trick titling program in May of 2017. AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. AKC offers five levels of Trick titles: Novice Trick Dog (TKN), Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI), Advanced Trick Dog (TKA), Trick Dog Performer (TKP) and Trick Dog Performer Elite (TKE). Dogs must have an AKC, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number prior to doing a TRICKS TEST to earn a title.
Mixed breed and rescue dogs are welcome at this event. The AKC issues registration numbers to all dogs, regardless of breed heritage or history, so they may compete in performance events.

AKC Tricks Title Requirements

Each Tricks Level has an AKC Checklist. Some of the listed tricks may be selected for use at different levels. However, they may not be repeated across levels. Please familiarize yourself with the tricks that may be used at each level. If you have passed a level or levels and do not remember the tricks you used in the tests for your titles, you may contact AKC to get the list of tricks used for your existing Tricks titles.

Decide on levels and tricks:

AKC requires that your dog is registered with AKC.

After the Test submit your Trick Application to AKC

OTCPBC AKC Tricks Tests

You may test at one or more title level at the same test event. Please register to test at each level that you think you are ready to test. Pre-registration is required. Refunds will be issued if you cannot take the next level test if it was pre-paid. Bring your own props. Agility equipment will NOT be provided for the September test date.. Please bring all AKC paperwork as OTCPBC will not provide it.

Tricks Test DateLevels OfferedOnline Registration OpensOnline Registration Closes
Monday, December 11, 2023Novice - $15.00
Int/Adv - $20.00
Performance - $25.00
Perf. Elite - $30.
Registration is online. Payment is through PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed to pay