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19 June 2016 - 8:27 pm
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I recently posted a new blog and there was a comment left from Jerry asking about more info on Trick Dog Training, so I thought I would post something here, in the forums.

There is a website called Do More With Your Dog!  Here is the link...

http://domorewi.....ourdog.com

...to be honest I don't even remember how I came across it, but I am so thrilled that I did!!!  Over the past several months I have developed some health issues that is restricting my activity, which in turn restricts what I am able to do with my dogs, so I started do more brain games with them and it has been my saving grace...and theirs!!!

It is a fun way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog and they learn to do fun things that will sure to be a crowd pleaser!  There are four levels - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert...you can also become a Trick Dog trainer.  When you get to the main page you will see a link..."Get Your Trick Dog Title"...click on that, then on the left hand side of the page it takes you to, you will see link buttons...click on the "Download Application" button...from there it is pretty self explanatory.  Each application will give a list of tricks and how many you need to do to get your certificate...and if there is a unique trick that your dog can do that isn't on the list, ask the experts where it fits in the rankings and they will count it.  If you are on Facebook, there are "Spark Team" coaches that post "how to" videos...they give you tricks to do each week for four weeks and at the end of that month you will have learned enough tricks to send in a submission.  I posted my submissions on my coach's FB page and asked her to be my witness and then filled out the application online, listing her as my online video witness.  Each certificate is only $20 US.  The gal, Kyra Sundance, who started it all, also has a bunch of "how to" books too.

Here are some things that I have done with Roxy and Miss Charlee...Roxy and Charlee's Novice submissions...

Here's some photo's of some of our tricks:

Balancing Act...

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Sing...

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Holding...

Make a face...

Charlee's Intermediate and Advanced submissions...

A trick Charlee and I are working on - Hug Your Bunny...

Proud Momma moments...

Anyhoo, as you can see we are having loads of fun!!!  You should all check it outsmiley.

Roxy…Border Collie cross born on approximately October 27th, 2011;

Rescued in January 2012 by Oops a Dazy Rescue & Sanctuary;

Right hind leg amputated on January 20th, 2012 due to a severe spiral fracture;

Adopted on February 21st, 2012 by Teena, a devoted human & Charlee, a purebred BC.

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WOW!!!! clap

I am speechless, this is INSANELY AWESOME!!! Wyatt is going to be the next Trick Dog as soon as I figure out how to squeeze it into my schedule. What an awesome way to build a bond and create a genius of a dawg. Congratulations on achieving such a neat, super duper milestone!!!

Thank you so much for sharing. We are totally inspired! way-cool

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I went to the site after I read your blog...FASCINATING!!!

But what you hsve done...OMD!!! My tavlet is messing up a dcamera I've only been able to see little snippets of the videos. What I saw though was astounding!! Gon a come back when I can get a better signal!!

The pictures show so many incredible tricks! I love the "faces"! And hugging the bunny...too cute!

You have done a SPECTACULAR job. The bond, the time together, the patience...all so impressive!

Very, very smart pups! The Tails -a -waggin' gang never disappoints!

Thanks so much for sharing all the fun with us!

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Seriously AWESOME!

I spend lots of time with Elly on tricks and food puzzles, I'm heading to the Trick Site now!

Thanks for sharing.

Karen

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20 June 2016 - 9:21 pm
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Thanks so much!!! You guys will have a ton of fun!!!  Can't wait to see photos/videos 😊

Roxy…Border Collie cross born on approximately October 27th, 2011;

Rescued in January 2012 by Oops a Dazy Rescue & Sanctuary;

Right hind leg amputated on January 20th, 2012 due to a severe spiral fracture;

Adopted on February 21st, 2012 by Teena, a devoted human & Charlee, a purebred BC.

Hugs, tail wags & sloppy kisses

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21 June 2016 - 9:51 am
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SO cool!!! I bet Jasper would LOVE this. She's very bright and I was thinking about doing agility but we could do this at home. I love all these!!! 

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These are amazing!  Love them!  I'm going to head on over to that site and find some things to stimulate Riley (my serious couch potato).

Thanks for sharing!

Linda, Riley & Spirits Mighty Max & Ollie

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You are very welcome...it seriously is a ton of fun!!!  And the extra bonus is that you don't have to get the certificates if you don't want to...which means it's FREE!!!  Can't wait to see photo's of everyone's progress...I will be sure to do the same with my girls 🙂

Roxy…Border Collie cross born on approximately October 27th, 2011;

Rescued in January 2012 by Oops a Dazy Rescue & Sanctuary;

Right hind leg amputated on January 20th, 2012 due to a severe spiral fracture;

Adopted on February 21st, 2012 by Teena, a devoted human & Charlee, a purebred BC.

Hugs, tail wags & sloppy kisses

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