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.


  • 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.



A trick dog title honors the dog, recognizing him as an intelligent and willing partner. It means that your dog loved you enough to work with you and try to understand you, no matter how crazy your requests and how clumsy your attempts.

A trick dog title honors your commitment to your dog, showing that he was important enough in your life to receive your time, your energy, and your undivided attention. You loved your dog enough to engage him, challenge him, bond with him, and help him achieve a goal.
— Kyra Sundance, Founder of Do More WIth Your Dog


  • 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)


  • 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.


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

Dog Parkour Titles

  • Novice Title

  • Intermediate Title

  • Expert Title