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Kalamazoo, MI
Intro to Stunt Dog Competition (optional: Stunt Dog Judge certification)
Kalamazoo Kennel Club
(August 26th, 2018)

Kalamazoo, MI<BR>Intro to Stunt Dog Competition (optional: Stunt Dog Judge certification)<BR>Kalamazoo Kennel Club<BR>(August 26th, 2018)

Debuting at the TriDEx Trick Dog Expo in March 2018, dogs will be able to earn their Stunt Dog titles through live, ring performances.

Because this is a brand new sport, this workshop is intended to familiarize future competitors with the logistics and rules of competition. This sport also needs certified judges. Those who wish to become judges, must first become CTDI Certified Trick Dog Instructors. During this workshop, qualified people can become certified Stunt Dog competion judges.



Stunt Dog Workshops will run approximately 9 am until 3:30 pm. There will be a lunch break around 12:15.

You may bring a dog if you wish, or may bring no dog. You will not be required to perform. We will use some demo dogs and demonstrate how the competition will work, and how scoring is done.

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Get in on the Ground Floor of the Stunt Dog Competition

TriDEx will host the first ring trials to earn your Stunt Dog title. Titles are earned through live trick dog show performances. There are five different titles that are achievable: Novice, Open, Proven, Professional, and Champion.

Learn the Basics of Competition

The Intro to the Stunt Dog Competition Workshop will allow trainers to understand the basics of Stunt Dog competition and the how to perform with your dog in front of an audience and the Stunt-Dog Judge.

You may bring your dog if you wish, or attend without a dog (there will be several demo dogs on hand to work with). The purpose of the workshop is to show you what competition will look like, explain how it will be judged, and give you pointers on how to prepare.

At this workshop you will not be required to perform any tricks (unless you want to!)

Get certified as a Stunt Dog Judge

TriDEx will host the ring trials, and will need competition Stunt Dog judges. You may get certified as a judge through attending this workshop. It is the same workshop for those who wish to learn about the sport, and those who wish to become certified judges.

Those on the judge track will receive additional material, including a gift bag, judges handbook, scorecards, logo clipboard, and lapel pin. In order to become a certified judge, you must first become a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).


This an introduction workshop. Everybody is welcome.

Learn from the Best: Kyra Sundance

Kyra Sundance is an internationally bestselling author of dozens of books, DVDs, and training kits including the industry standard "101 Dog Tricks." Her clear, step-by-step instructions made training a snap. With 40 workshops under her belt, Kyra's programs are tried-and-true, well organized and professionally presented.

Each trick is intended to illustrate a particular training concept, explained by Kyra. Each trick is explained and demonstrated on stage before you try it. Kyra will help you troubleshoot any problems right there on the spot.

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and international best-selling author. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, DVDs, and activity kits have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy to follow step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series.

Workshop Testimonials

  • Kyra Sundance, I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic 3-day weekend. Your Stunt Dog and Canine Conditioning Coach workshops were fun, engaging, and very informative! I've been training dogs for over 40 years, but I was still able to learn something from both of these workshops! Thank you for all of your time, commitment to the sport, your friendship, and your generosity. The fact that you spend so much of your personal time helping so many people, in such a positive and energetic way, just shows how much you truly care for the sports of Trick Dog and Stunt Dog.
    Jonanne LaRe Thompson
  • As I went to her seminar. It changed directions of my training programs. She is like solid positive energy. If you can't come away from her with ideas you need to go back to the start. Because she is great at what she does. She is more real then most trainers I have been too. Kyra thank you
    Martin Lee
  • Thank you for validating the art of trick dog training and providing all the info and support. I'm forever grateful.
    Lisa Lanser CTDI