Training Level Title (PKD-T)

The Training Level title is available to dogs of ANY age with no minimum. As stated in the Dog Parkour Rules page, dogs under 18 months of age must follow the stopper pad height guidelines. This title level is an optional level and is a great place to start with young puppies, dogs and handlers who are new to dog sports or online titling, or for dogs who need improvement in confidence, strength, or body awareness.

The cost to submit a Training Level Title for review is $20 USD. You will pay upon submitting your form for review.

Please make sure to read ALL the rules and title guidelines before submitting a title. The Frequently Asked Questions page will also be a helpful resource. Titles will be reviewed once the submission form and payment is received. Applicants will receive an email within a month concerning the status of their submitted titles.  Expert and Championship titles may take longer to review due to the complexity of these titles. No refunds will be given for title submissions that do not meet our criteria, but you are welcome to resubmit for titles as many times as necessary (payment will be required each time). Certificates are e-mailed out quarterly.

Remember, your video MUST include the full performance of the obstacle including getting onto and off of the obstacle!

The links on each behavior name will take you to a YouTube example of that expected behavior.

For a printer-friendly checklist of all the behaviors, click here.

Number of behaviors required to be completed outside with naturally occurring (not placed for the purpose of the title) obstacles: ONE

4 feet on: Dog approaches an obstacle and places all four feet in no particular order onto the obstacle in a safe manner and remains on the obstacle for at least 5 seconds. Two different obstacles must be used, and at least one must be at least elbow height. The 4 feet on videos may be edited together to make one video. Be sure that we can see the dog getting on and off each obstacle.

2 Feet On: Dog walks up to obstacle and places two front feet feet onto the obstacle and remains on the obstacle for at least 5 seconds. The object must be at least elbow height.

Under: Dog crouches down and passes under an obstacle shorter than head height.

Through (between two obstacles): Two obstacles must be less than dog’s body length apart from each other. The dog must pass through these two obstacles with confidence.

In: Dog must safely walk into or hop into an obstacle that has four sides. All four feet must remain in the obstacle for 5 seconds.

Balance: Balance across an obstacle that is twice shoulder width or narrower and 3 times longer than dog. Dog must have all four feet on obstacle and safely walk across it.

Creativity: Owner chooses and demonstrates two different parkour behaviors that can be done with a single obstacle. For example, a dog may do an under and an on using the same obstacle. The behaviors must be parkour behaviors and not just tricks.

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