Trick Classes at Alaska Dog Works

Trick Classes at Alaska Dog Works

Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? Then he might be perfectly primed to earn AKC titles! We are offering a very innovative set of trick classes at Alaska Dog Works.

In this time of social distancing and you are probably home alone with your dog, we are offering something pretty cool, Trick Classes by video! We are pleased to announce through The American Kennel Club (AKC) we have partnered with their Family Dog Program to help our clients do some fun activities with their dog.

To earn the AKC NOVICE Trick Dog Title a total of 10 TRICKS are required:

  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is on record (counts as 5 tricks) 5 additional tricks have been observed by video (or in person).
  • No Canine Good Citizen (CGC) then 10 tricks have been observed by video (or In person).


  • Balance beam (walk on a board a few inches from the floor)
  • Bark on cue (“Speak”)
  • Crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 3 body lengths
  • Fetch it (ball, etc. 10 feet away, bring it to handler within 2 feet)
  • Find it (find treat or scent item hidden under 1 cup or object)
  • Get your ______ (leash, brush, name of toy)
  • Get in (get in box(
    • Sits in box (on cue)
  • Hand signals (Choose one: down, sit or come)
  • Kennel up (go in crate, stay until released)
  • Kiss (point to cheek or back of hand)
  • Paws up (2 front paws or low stool or steep)
  • Push-ups (sit, down, sit, down, sit, down)
  • Shake hands
  • Touch it (hand or target stick)
  • Tunnel (agility tunnel or child’s tunnel)
  • Other: Handler’s choice
  • Other: Handler’s choice

If your dog is already a Canine Good Citizen then you know the skills:

  • Accepts friendly stranger
  • Sits politely for petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit, Down, Stay in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Supervised separation

How the Trick Classes at Alaska Dog Works is done:

  1. The dog owner signs ups for the trick program.
  2. Alaska Dog Works will send the dog owner a link for the program to get them registered.
  3. The dog owner will pay the nominal fee.
  4. The dog owners teach the tricks to their dogs at home.
  5. When the dog has learned the tricks for the title, the dog owner sends a video (by a link, etc.) to us at Alaska Dog Works.
  6. Your trainer/evaluator will review the video.
  7. Once your trainer/evaluator reviews and approves the video, the trainer/evaluator sends a copy of the Video Verification form
    1. To the Dog Owner confirming that the dog passed the test, and
    2. To the AKC
  8. Your trainer will then will let you know how to submit your application to the AKC.

We also have Intermediate and Advanced tricks too!

Are you ready to get started in our Trick Classes at Alaska Dog Works? Give us a call today at 907-841-1686