Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD) is an organization started by Kyra Sundance, designed to encourage and motivate people to work and train their dogs. Originally, it began with trick titles but eventually expanded to incorperate canine conditioning, stunt work, acting titles, and the occasionally specialty title. Majority of titles can be earned from your own home via sending in videos to an evaluator.
Wondering Where to Start?
All information that you need to complete a title with DMWYD is listed below. First things first, consider joining a Sparks team, a facebook group with like minded people who are or have worked towards DMWYD titles. Your evaluator manages the group and can add information on upcoming specialty titles and motivation to keep you on track.
Videos can be sent to your evaluator in your Sparks Team
or email me with a link to your videos.
Once approved, submit your application for your title with DMWYD.
The Rules for Trick Titles
- Tricks must be taught and done using positive methods only.
- Physical manipulation may not be employed to get the dog to do a trick. This means handler may not used their hands to move the dog or any sort of leash pressure.
- Handler may give more than one cue, but not badger the dog.
- Advanced and Expert level tricks count as 2 tricks towards Novice and Intermediate titles if not lured (count as 1 trick if lured).
- Higher level tricks may be repeated for other titles.
- Luring (treats, toys, etc.) can be accepted for up to 50% of the tricks at Novice level and up to 25% of the tricks at Intermediate level.
- Treats/toys must be kept out of sight (in a pocket or treat pouch) until the trick is complete to be recoreded at non-lured.
- Instructor should be able to see the handler's hands throughout the video. Exceptions can be made for out of sight stays, hide and seek, etc.
- Advanced and Expert level tricks must be off leash (except for those sports that require a leash, such as nosework or mushing).
- Videos must include the handler cueing the behaviour, the dog performing the behaviour, and the handler rewarding the dog.
- Handler must be visible in the video so that evaluator can see if behaviour is lured.
- Handler may use verbal or hand signals as cues.