Tricks and Training

If you’re looking for something fun for you and your Berner to enjoy, AKC’s Trick Dog Program may be just the thing. Launched in 2017, this five-level program enables dogs with any level of experience to participate. It also offers maximum flexibility since training can happen anywhere and anytime that fits your schedule and preferences. “It is easy to see why trick training is becoming so popular,” said Dr. Mary Burch, AKC Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Director. “The primary characteristic of trick dog training is having fun.

Tricks can be both entertaining and practical, such as teaching a dog ‘paws up’ for a therapy setting. Trick dog training makes a team out of the handler and dog. We hope this exciting new program will encourage more dogs and owners to become involved in training.