Basset Hound Trick Dog

The American Kennel Club Trick Dog program included four levels allowing dogs with any amount of experience the ability to participate.  Teaching their dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at any time or place that fits their lifestyle.   

All dogs (purebred and mixed breeds), can earn Trick Dog titles provided the dog is AKC-registered, enrolled with AKC Canine Partners, or enrolled in the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program.  The titles will be listed on the dog’s AKC record and will appear on pedigrees.

Trick titles can be awarded by AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluators, and the AKC will also recognize trick titles earned through the Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD) organization. Our own BHCSC  CGC evaluator, Marianne Lovejoy may offer testing for this title at some of our events. Watch Basset Tales and the website for dates and times.

To learn more about the AKC Trick Dog program and access the title application form, please visit