Tricks and Freestyle


AKC Tricks

This is a six-week class with the end goal of achieving AKC Tricks Titles. All students must pre-register or contact the Training Director to hold your spot as there will be a limit of six students in the class. Dogs must have completed a Basic Obedience or Manners Class and be good off leash and around other dogs at all times. Dogs may not wear prong or choke collars. Testing for Tricks Titles will be done as part of the class. [Fees are $60 for non-members and $30 for members for this 6-week session; a $20 title fee is not included in the price of the class and will be charged extra, for those who are interested are interested.]

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Canine Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of musical freestyle is to use music and intricate movements to showcase the teamwork between handler and dog. RallyFree is the perfect sport for those who are just beginning in freestyle, since it teaches a lot of the basic moves used to create a freestyle routine.  As the word "Rally" implies, it is similar to Rally Obedience in that a course is set up in the ring using signs that tell you what moves you and your dog are expected to do. (You can learn more about RallyFree at This class uses only force-free, positive reinforcement (R+) training techniques that help develop trust and friendship between you and your companion. Dogs may not wear prong or choke collars in this class. Prerequisite: Beginning Obedience Class OR successful passing of the CGC test OR evaluation by the Training Director. You will need a clicker and soft treats for class.  [Fees for this 6-week class are $60 for non-members and $30 for members.]

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Pre-Register for Class

Send a note to Training Director Barbara Davis to let her know you're interested in attending a class in our next session. Also be sure to print a copy of the registration form found lower on this page and send it to the club with your payment and the necessary vaccination records to complete the pre-registration process!

Class Registration Form

IRDTC Class Registration Form (pdf)