Thank you KONG for support!
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
3M ago
We are very grateful for KONG Company for their support of the International Trick Dog Competition over several years. KONG has been providing very generous hamper prizes for top 3 finalist of the competition as well as additional prizes for charity fundraising challenges led by Chrissy Joy. International Trick Dog Competition is a prestigious and challenging annual even that attract top trick dog teams worldwide to compete over the period of 3 months in a series of challenges. This year we had nearly 90 teams from 8 countries taking part in the competition. The challenges are set with the i ..read more
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International Trick Dog Competition- behind the scenes
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
5M ago
International Trick Dog Competition (ITDC) is an annual high profile event. It traditionally attracts top trick teams worldwide and is a highlight of the annual competition calendar for many trick dog trainers. What makes this competition different from other online events and challenges is: It's scale! in 2023 we had nearly 90 teams from 8 different countries taking part! It is designed as a progressive training event, where with personal detailed feedback from the judges, each team boosts their trick and performance skills over the period of 3 months. It's an amazing opportunity to meet ot ..read more
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Dog tricks without props- just you and your dog!
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
7M ago
We love working with props in trick dog training world. Props add spice and variety, they allow us introduce a vast variety of different actions and of course they are fun! Sometimes we rely on our props so much that we forget that there are literally hundreds of tricks your can do with your dog without use of any props. Just you and your dog! The benefits of teaching your dog some tricks without props are numerous: You can do those tricks anywhere - all you need is you and your dog It will allow you to create some amazing memories of trick playing with your dog in some wonderful places- on ..read more
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Am I good enough for the International Trick Dog Competition?
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
9M ago
We hear this question asked so often. After all, it is such a common human tendency to doubt ourselves and to doubt our dogs. Let's talk about it! Yes the International Trick Dog Competition every year attracts some of the best trick dog teams worldwide. Yes there are a lot amazing dogs and humans taking part! Yes it is competitive and it is a tough one to win! BUT 1. The International Trick Dog Competition is designed as a progressive training challenge. It's not one entry but 7 tasks that gradually increase in their difficulty, helping you to take one manageable step at a time in your traini ..read more
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Disabled dogs are welcome at the International Trick Dog Competition
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
10M ago
We believe that are no limits to what you can actually achieve with your dog! It does not matter if your dog has physical limitations or disabilities. In fact, the dog never considers themselves to be disabled. Its us, people who put on a label and often in our minds limit the potential of the dogs who can't see, hear, or both, have a chronic condition or need some assistance. All dogs are welcome to take part in the International Trick Dog Competition! Importantly, all dogs have an equal chance to do great in the competition and to win! Every year we have many talented dogs with some physica ..read more
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Over 60 dog tricks you can do with a chair
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
10M ago
You can do an amazing number of tricks with your dog using practically any household item. Here is a fun selection of tricks using a simple chair! Comparing to other dog sports, you can do tricks anywhere, you do not need any expensive equipment and set up (in fact you do not need any special equipment!), any dog can enjoy tricks and you can tailor the tricks to your dog rather than follow "one size fits all" approach! Task 1 of the International Trick Dog Competition 2023 is all about tricks with a chair. We had so much fun when making the list, hope you'll find it a useful inspiration for a ..read more
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Can your dog become the International Trick Dog Champion 2023?
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
10M ago
DTA International Trick Dog Competition is back and it's going to be even bigger and more fun this year! It's a very prestigious annual event that traditionally attracts top trick dog teams worldwide. The competition is very popular and special because: - It is not just a competition but it's designed as a progressive training with a stretch You'll start with an easier tasks and gradually progress to more challenging things with lots of personal feedback and encouragement from the judges and the fellow competitors. Encouraging, helpful and specific feedback from the judges and the clear traini ..read more
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Over 530 tricks now! Boost your trick dog training
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
11M ago
We have just updated the list of tricks for all our Trick Dog titles! Now there are over 530 tricks to choose from- this is the largest selection of structured dog tricks with detailed descriptions available anywhere! ‚Äč Our tricks are organised in the logical progressive order- which we call Talent Tracks This way your dog builds on the tricks and skills learned at the earlier levels to progress fast and to achieve the best results- fast! It is like learning a foreign language using a focused guided course rather than just leaving you to learn the dictionary. Talent Tracks will help you to ta ..read more
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Deaf blind and amazing!
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
1y ago
The long anticipated International Seminar on living with and training deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs is here! Please share and invite anyone who might find it helpful. Deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs can achieve anything! These are not empty words-this is reality! Deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs can compete in many sports, earn prestigious international titles, perform to public and live happy and fulfilling life. We have got a team of the world top experts in training deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs, inspirational owners and dog trainers who achieved amazing things with their deaf and blin ..read more
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Royal Challenge Trick Dog Title
Dog Talent Association Blog
by Dog Talent Association
1y ago
We are inviting buddying Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses who are smart, handsome, creative and brave to attempt the Coronation special trick dog challenge! Those who will pass this tough Royal challenge test- will be awarded the Royal Challenge Trick Dog Title If you think you've got what it takes to attempt this special challenge go to the Challenge page for more details! Are you ready for the throne ..read more
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