Dog Titles FAQ
We offer a variety of dog titles for you & your dog to work toward
Therapy Dog | Trick Dog | Rally Free | International Dog Parkour
Therapy Dog Titles
AKC Therapy Dog titles can be earned by dogs who have been certified by AKC recognized therapy dog organizations and have performed the required number of visits. The CGC program offers many practical advantages too. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. Read more about the AKC Therapy Dog program’s purpose here.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TITLES
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) tagline is, “Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs,” and that is what CGC is all about.
AKC Community Canine (CGCA) is all about having a well-behaved dog in the community. The 10-step AKC Community Canine test is conducted in real life situations, which can include walking through a crowd on a busy sidewalk or in a local park.
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in an urban setting.
AKC Therapy Dog Novice (THDN)
Must have completed 10 visits.
AKC Therapy Dog (THD)
Must have completed 50 visits.
AKC Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA)
Must have completed 100 visits.
AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX)
Must have completed 200 visits.
AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD)
Must have completed 400 visits.
TRICK DOG TITLES
AKC TRICK DOG TITLES
AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)
AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP)
AKC Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE)
DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG TRICK TITLES
Novice Trick Dog (NTD)
Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD)
Advanced Trick Dog (ATD)
Expert Trick Dog (ETD)
Trick Dog Champion (TDCH)
Rally Free Titles
Can receive many different titles. Rally-FrEe is an amateur canine performance sport that combines the structure of Rally-Obedience with the creativity of Canine Musical Freestyle.
INTERNATIONAL DOG PARKOUR Titles
Parkour is a physical discipline in which individuals move through their environment and conquer obstacles in their path. It includes climbing, balancing, jumping, running, vaulting, creativity and working past fear. There are many different titles that you can earn. Learn more at dogparkour.org.
Dog Parkour Titles