When trick dogs such as Rin Tin Tin and Lassie won peoples’ hearts, trick dog training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today. Biewer Terriers are very smart and make excellent little trick dog performers. AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record.
Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.
Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.
Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.
Trick Dog Performer (TKP)
In this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.
Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE)
Testing of this truly elite trick dog level requires the dog to perform 10 tricks with at least 5 props and there must be a story.
CGC is a ten-skill training program that that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience at home and out in the community. The AKC CGC title is also a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications, as well as a great introduction to more advanced dog sports and activities.
There are 4 levels of the Canine Good Citizen program: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, and AKC Urban CGC. You can review the certificates for our dogs below. The AKC Therapy Dog, AKC Trick Dog, AKC FIT DOG and the AKC Temperament Test are additional training programs that we have some of our dogs tested for. If you want to learn more about these programs and maybe participate with your new Biewer Terrier Puppy, please click here.
Our Biewer Boy “Harley D” too the CGCA (advanced) test a few years ago and this is what he reported back: click here.