TrickMeister Titles

Become a TrickMeister - Achieve your Title Today!

TrickMeister Titles are totally unique as they don’t just concentrate on the finished 'tricks', they judge how the behavior is trained and executed.

TrickMeister tests the handler’s training “mechanics” and communication skills - the ability to clearly and appropriately cue, mark and reinforce behaviors - as well as the skills needed to teach behaviors using a range of different training methods. TrickMeisters are expected to pay particular attention to their learner’s demeanor.

TrickMeister Titles are only awarded when it is clear that the learner is a willing, enthusiastic partner in the training process! The titles aim to encourage pet guardians and trainers to develop new skills, improve their training techniques and increase their knowledge, while having the best time possible!

On passing the TrickMeister Title assessment, your companion will earn the right to use the following letters after his/her name: DN-TMA. DN-TMJ. DN-TMM.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you earn your TrickMeister Title?
Pay the fee and submit your video!
How long do I have to submit my Title?
You have six months to submit your TrickMeister Title application!

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Your Instructor

Louise Stapleton-Frappell
Louise Stapleton-Frappell

Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.

Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.