Fun Trick Dog Training
Fun Trick Dog Training

magic pooch awards

Magic Pooch Awards are trick certificates you can achieve with your dog. 3 levels and 1 special for seniors only.

 

 

Each letter in Magic Pooch Awards is a category.

 

 

 

M outh Target Tricks

A gility

G ames

I ntelligent Tricks

C oordination

 

P aw Tricks

O bedience

O ther Tricks

C hain Tricks

H ead Tricks

 

A ny Fitness Tricks

W ater/Snow Tricks

A ction/Moves

R oll and Nose Tricks

D istance

S cent

 

 

List of tricks for all levels

 

Magic Pooch Awards (16 tricks per level)

 

Mouth Target Tricks

L1 – pull something (rope, socks, zip, jumper, shoe laces, trousers etc) / pick up something (from the ground or hand) / honk a bike horn just 1 required

 

L2 – hold anything for 3 seconds (card, toy, cup, straw etc) / catch something / steal something out of someone’s pocket or bag just 1 required

 

L3 – hold anything for 5 seconds while moving (walk another dog, carry an object, retrieve, a toy) / paint with a paintbrush / hold anything and show 1 trick for 5 seconds  just 1 required

 

Agility

L1 – jump (through hoop, over obstacle, over arm or leg, from platform to platform jump etc) just 1 required

 

L2 – tunnel / through a set of chairs / jump through a paper covered hoop just 1 required

 

L3 – weave poles/ rolling hoop dive / double hoop around the handler / double hoop jump (through 2 hoops held by both hands) just 1 required

 

Games

L1 – Hide and seek / which hand holds the treat just 1 required

 

L2 – Muffin tin game/ any other brain games / sniffle mat just 1 required

 

L3 – Memory game (with 3 identical buckets or pots) / pull a dog biscuit on a string from under something using paw or mouth)  just 1 required

 

Intelligent Tricks

L1 – Remember, identify 2 objects by name / find the middle out of 5 objects  just 1 required  

 

L2 – Read 3 words / find the large object out of 3 (2 small and 1 large, should be the same objects)  just 1 required 

 

L3 – Find the match with 3 objects /  any 2 tricks while handler stands with back to the dog  just 1 required 

 

Coordination

L1 – Walk on beam, plank or similar (min 3 meter) / cavalettis / ladder just 1 required 

 

L2 – Ride the skateboard for min 3 meter (with 2 or 3 paws on board) / push a shopping trolley / push a ball, peanut or barrel / back up 3 meter just 1 required 

 

L3 – Hind feet target (both hind feet on a raised target) / stand on raised platform with hind feet and even higher with front paws / perch work (elephant trick) / pee like a boy  just 1 required 

 

 

Paw Tricks

L1 – Hi5,Hi10/ give paw either side / close a door with 1 or 2 paws / wave  just 1 required

 

L2 – Hold an item with paw (umbrella, toy flower etc) / touch a raised item with paw (hanging bell etc) / wipe paws / touch bell or buzzer / hug just 1 required 

 

L3 – Cross paws (left or right or both) / cover eyes in any position / play the piano  just 1 required 

 

Obedience

L1 – Sit / down / stand just 1 required 

 

L2- Drop it, give / walk nice on lead just 1 required 

 

L3 – Stay for 3 min with distraction / walk on heel with automatic stop & sit when handler stops / recall pass food just 1 required     

 

Other Tricks

L1 – Body check (with paws up on wall) / turn a page of a book (paw or with nose) just 1 required     

L2 - Any captured behaviour such as speak, sneeze, shake, kisses, growl, tongue, sing, howl / balance treat or toy on nose and catch / just 1 required    

 

L3 – Chin target on hand or object/ steal a hat from someone’s head just 1 required     

 

Chain Tricks

L1 – Sit, down & stand (cued individually but just one reward) / basketball / say your prayers / kennel up with closing door  just 1 required    

 

L2 – Go hide behind something (wall, tree, hedge etc) for min 3 seconds / hide in a box or suitcase for min 3 seconds / bring tissue & put in a bin / sleepy (retrieve pillow and put head down) just 1 required     

 

L3- Put items in a peal bin (minimum two items with one reward) / tidy toys (min 3) and close the toy box / roll yourself in a blanket / ring toss (min 3 rings) just 1 required  

   

Head Tricks

L1- Balance item on head for min 3 seconds / stalk (look at something for min 3 seconds) just 1 required     

 

L2- Hide head under pillow for minimum 3 seconds / head down (on ground) / girl or boy (dog looks between their front legs)  just 1 required     

 

L3- Look left and right beside, in the middle or in front of handler / nod / shake head just 1 required     

 

Any Fitness Tricks

L1- Paws up on slightly raised item for min 5 seconds / kick back stand from sit (front paws need to stay in position) / down to stand just 1 required     

 

L2- Stand on a wobble board or similar for 5 seconds / sit pretty (beg) for 5 seconds / give paw (left & right) in stand for 5 seconds each just 1 required   

  

L3- Stand on two different balance disks or wobble boards for 5 seconds / stand with hind feet on two paw pods (bricks or similar) and front feet on balance disc or wobble board for 5 seconds /  sit to stand on an incline (on a board which is inclined) 3 times sit 3 times stand on both variations just 1 required     

 

Water/Snow Tricks

L1 – Retrieve item from water / treat from water bowl / drop rubber duck (or similar) in water just 1 required       

 

L2- Catch a snowball or ice cube / retrieve a little bucket with water or ice cubes at least 2 meter without spilling / a trick of your choice with a little bucket of water or ice cubes  just 1 required      

 

L3- Blow bubbles in a water bowl / push ice cube into ‘goal’ / any trick in shallow water just 1 required     

 

Action/Moves

L1 – Spin circles (left or right or both) / take a bow / peekaboo  just 1 required     

 

L2 – Play dead / figures of 8’s / roll over / crawl just 1 required     

 

L3- Backwards around handler / limp / switch hips / Spanish steps (walking or stationary) handler next to dog or in front just 1 required     

 

Roll and Nose Tricks

L1- Roll out carpet, towel, blanket with nose / smelly shoes (nose in shoe for min 2 seconds) / touch hand or target stick just 1 required     

 

L2- Push ball at least 3 times (with 1 reward) / close a door with nose / volleyball / tell me a secret (nose against handlers ear) for min 3 seconds just 1 required    

      

L3- Naughty corner for at least 5 seconds / through a hoop on the ground / make a face (nose against window) to show teeth just 1 required          

 

Distance

L1 – Any 2 tricks 2 meters away 

 

L2 - Any 2 tricks 3 meters away

 

L3 – Any 3 tricks 5 meters away

 

Scent

L1 – Find hidden treats anywhere indoors / find favourite toy indoors just 1 required     

   

L2 – Flower pot search with 3 pots and 1 item or treat / find a treat or toy outside just 1 required       

 

L3 – Search 5 boxes for 1 item or 1 treat / search 3 people for a treat or item / find the keys just 1 required     

Magic Pooch Awards Terms & Conditions:

 

  1. Any dogs can take part from 6 months onwards
  2. Any breed can take part (should the trick not be suitable for your breed, tricks can be changed after agreement)
  3. Force free training is a must. If your dog looks unhappy, fearful or shows any signs of being stressed (ears low, tail tucked between legs, avoiding handler/situation, yawing, whale eye) the certificate will not be awarded.
  4. Only positive methods accepted (no corrections, choke chains, electric collars or physical punishment)
  5. Tricks can be shown on a verbal or visual cue (or both)
  6. Rewards should be given after the trick is performed
  7. No luring for any of the levels (if you still need to lure your dog then he/she is not ready to perform the trick on a cue)
  8. The cue should not be given more than three times
  9. Handler and dog(s) must be clearly seen
  10. Clear videos with enough light
  11. No music and no mute (need to hear the cue)
  12. Entry Fee: £25 per level/per dog
  13. You will receive a written evaluation with the certificate and trophy should you pass.
  14. If something wasn’t quite there yet you have 3 months to improve the trick/s.
  15. Have fun and enjoy!      

 

 

Magic Pooch Awards achievers

 

January 2016 - Spidey (Golden Oldie)

February 2016 - Emmely (Level 1)

March 2016 - JayJay (Level 1)

March 2016 - Toffee (Level 1)

April 2016 - Emma (Level 1)

May 2016 - Lina (Level 1)

June 2016 - Axis (Level 1 & Level 2)

July 2016 - Emmely (Level 2), Pina (Level 1), Bella (Level 1)

August 2016 - Axis (Level 3), Spidey (Level 1 & Level 2), Ruby (Level 1), Pablo (Level 1), Ruby (Level 2)

September 2016 - Lina (Level 2), Diora (Magic Pet Award), Capriccio (Magic Pet Award), Cecco (Level 1)

October 2016 - Emmely (Level 3)  

November 2016 - Marouschka (Magic Pet Award)

January 2017 - Betty (Level 1), Alexis (Magic Pet Award)

February 2017 - Betty (Level 2) 

March 2017 - Pablo (Level 2)

July 2017 - Ruby (Level3)

November 2017 - Nellie (Level 1)

 

 

 

 

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FITPAWS® MASTER TRAINER

since April 2016

Fun Scent Games Intructor since June 2015

Proud member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

I am a registered instructor with Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability),

Dog A.I.D. is a registered charity that helps people with physical disabilities train their own dogs. 

I am a member of Talking Dogs Scentwork

 

 

We have done some television/model work for:

 

- BBC (Game show, Sport Relief's Top Dog, Brandy)

- Thinkbox (advert Doggy Auditions during Britains Got Talent, Brandy & Max) 

- Featureone (Cannes Film Festival, Max, short film with Ewen MacIntosh)

- SKY1 (Dog trainer for Dogs might fly)

- CO-OP Insurance (advert Puppy love, Brandy)

- Beco dog supplies (photoshoot 2016)

- ITV (The Next Great Magician) Brandy as Houndini with comedy magicians Young & Strange, Episode 1

- More Than Insurance (Bark in the Park with Brandy & Spike)

- RTL Spektakulaer (documentary about Dogs might fly)

- Channel 5 (Britain's Cleverest Dog)   

 

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