Having just dismissed the notion of titles, in another post, I'm doing a 180 here and saying this Trick Dog title looks like a lot of fun, and I'm going to see if I can put one on Alex (who is already AKC registered) and use the guidelines for Dee in her AAT sessions (since I will not bother to AKC register her).
I like the tricks program because it's fun for the dog and the trainer; it doesn't have to be terribly complicated, but it challenges the dog to learn behaviors and produce them on cue. In my Tuesday night Manners class, we've decided to to the Novice Tricks program with our dogs. (There are only 3 dogs in that class besides my Alex and Dee: they are the instructor's Lapphund, a retired show boy from Alex's breeder; and two rescue spaniel sisters who have serious reactivity issues and have bitten people including their owner, who works tirelessly with them ... They will not be AKC registered, and a dog that has bitten cannot earn the AKC CGC, but this program will help them learn things, too.)
Your dog can do this!
These are the trick choices in Novice, see link below for more info and other levels.
Balance beam (walk on low board a few inches off floor)
Bark on cue (“Speak”)
Crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 5 feet)
Fetch it and give (ball, toy, etc- bring to handler, release)
Find it (find treat hidden under cup)
Get your ___________. (Leash, brush, name of toy)
Get in (gets in box)
Get on (gets on low platform or step - 4 paws)
Hand signals (down, sit, or come)_______________
Hold (3 seconds)
Jump (thru a low hoop or over a low bar)
Kennel up (go in crate, stay in until released)
Kiss (point to cheek)
Paws up (2 front paws on low stool or step)
Push-ups (sit, down, sit, down, sit, down)
Spin in circle
Touch it (hand or target stick)
Tunnel (agility tunnel or child’s tunnel)
Other: Handler’s choice:_______________________
Note that if your dog has the CGC, that's half of the Novice Trick Dog title.