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.

Levels 4 – 6: TEAM Obedience Master 

Dogs that have earned a TEAM3+ 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. At these levels, it is possible to earn a pass ‘with honors’ for teams that display excellence in teamwork, attention and accuracy.  Each of these levels must be tested in a new location that has not been used before.  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 two additional requirements: each level must be completed without any food or toy reinforcers AND each level must be completed in a new, public environment with obvious activity – a new location for each level. Once completed, the TEAM “+” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level.

 

TEAM Obedience Champion Title – Coming soon!