It's Time to Get Tricky!

Training tricks is a great way for you to become a better trainer and your dog to become a better learner. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

This self-study class covers all the tricks you’ll need to earn your AKC Novice Tricks title. Detailed demonstration videos and lectures make training fun and easy. Most people take about a month to work through all the video exercises.  At the end, if you’re able to demonstrate 10 of the required tricks (via video), you’ll earn your official AKC Trick Dog Novice title! If your dog has their CGC title, you’ll only need to demonstrate 5 of the required tricks. We’ll provide a gorgeous ribbon and your test verification paperwork to turn into the AKC for your official title. 

You’ll have 90 days from the date of enrollment to send in your video demonstrating the tricks you’ve trained.  

  • Class Fee – $66
  • Immediately after enrolling you’ll have access to the full online course
  • Includes video submission for one dog – instructor will verify additional dogs for $25 each.
  • Note: this self-study class does not include coaching or feedback. Virtual private lessons are available, if needed. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will have separate logins for our Online Learning platform and our In-Facility Programs. 


Welcome to Novice Tricks!

Clickers! Why, How, and When!

Lures! Why, How, and When

Chapter 1 Quiz!

Touch V.1

Touch V.2





Kennel Up

Puppy Push Ups

Find It

Posting your Trick Videos


Get In – Sit In

Intro to Crawl

Continue Crawl

Two Paws Up

Four Paws On

Posting your Trick Videos



Hand Signals

High Five

Posting Your Trick Videos

Your Instructor

Founder & Head Trainer
  • Victoria Johnson
    Victoria is a trainer for Manners classes, Puppy Preschool, Barn Hunt and private lessons at our Richardson location.  After joining the WAGD team in 2020, she completed WAGD’s Trainer Education Program and the Karen Pryor Academy Foundations course.  Absolute Dogs’ Pro Dog Trainer and Pro Dog Trainer Geek programs were completed in 2021 and she is enrolled in their ongoing […]