Titles

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Levels 1 – 3: TEAM Sport Foundation

The “Sport Foundation” title series is comprised of Levels 1,2 and 3. These levels are designed to test important foundation skills for teams who wish to pursue many types of dog sports including obedience, rally obedience, tricks, freestyle and others. Dogs that can demonstrate these core skills will be in an excellent position to learn advanced exercises and prepare for competition. Details for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are located on the individual level pages.  All levels may be completed in the same, familiar location.  Once each level is completed, the title “TEAM1”, “TEAM2” and “TEAM3” may be added after your dog’s name.

Here’s a fun “sneak preview” of what it looks like – three levels in three minutes!

Levels 1 – 3+:  TEAM Sport Foundation Excellent

The “Sport Foundation Excellent” title series requires the skills of Levels 1,2 and 3 to be completed in a novel location other than that used for Levels 1,2 and 3, and different for each of the “+” Levels.   Details for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are located on the individual level pages.  Teams may complete each “+” level in conjunction with the original level or may choose to complete them after successfully finishing the Sport Foundation Title.  For example, a team might choose to do TEAM 1, 2 and 3 followed by TEAM 1+, 2+, 3+ OR the team might do TEAM 1 and then TEAM 1+; TEAM 2 and then 2+ etc.   Once completed, the TEAM “+” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level.  Completion of the Level 3+ (or Level 3h) is necessary to continue on to the Masters Obedience Title series (Levels 4-6).

Levels 1 – 3h:  TEAM Sport Foundation Honors (Optional)

The “Sport Foundation Honors” title series requires the skills of Levels 1,2 and 3 to be completed in a novel location other than that used for Levels 1,2 and 3.   Teams that have an Excellent title for that level may reuse that location.   The Honors level requires that the only rewards allowed are those that are specified within the individual exercises as reset rewards or distraction rewards.  Details for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are located on the individual level pages.  Teams may complete each “h” level in conjunction with the original level or may choose to complete them after successfully finishing the Sport Foundation Title and/or Excellent Titles.   Teams may opt to go directly to the Honors Level versus the Excellent Level if they choose.   Once completed, the TEAM “h” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level.  Completion of the Level 3h (or Level 3+) is necessary to continue on to the Masters Obedience Title series (Levels 4-6).

Levels 4 – 6: TEAM Obedience Master 

Dogs that have earned a TEAM3+ or TEAM 3h are eligible for Levels 4 – 6: our Obedience Masters title series.

The “Obedience Master” title series is comprised of Levels 4, 5 and 6.  These advanced levels apply the basic skills from Levels 1,2 and 3 and create challenging, unique chains of behavior that emphasize reduction of reinforcement, use of novel locations, cue discrimination, and greater formality.  Details for Levels 4, 5 and 6 are located on the individual level pages. Once each level is completed, the title “TEAM4”, “TEAM5” and “TEAM6” may be added after your dog’s name.

Check out this video featuring levels 4 – 6!:

Levels 4 – 6+:  TEAM Obedience Master Excellent

The TEAM “Obedience Master Excellent” title series combines the skills in Levels 4, 5 and 6 with the requirement that each of these levels must be tested in a new location that has not been used before in a passing video submission.  Once completed, the TEAM “+” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level.

Levels 4 – 6+:  TEAM Obedience Master Honors 

The TEAM “Obedience Master Honors” title series combines the skills in Levels 4, 5 and 6 with the requirement that each of these levels must be tested in a new location that has not been used before in a passing video submission.   Teams that have completed the Excellent title for the level may reuse that location.    Additionally, each level must be completed without any food or toy reinforcers.  Dogs must demonstrate at the end of the round that they want the distraction by either eating the reward or playing with the toy.  Once completed, the TEAM “h” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level.

TEAM Obedience Champion Title – Coming soon!