Trail Dog Titling
The purpose of the trail dog titling program is to build a confident and skilled small dog team. The team that achieves the various titles will be safer and more confident on any trail. To earn a trail dog title you must complete the mileage requirement, and pass the field test for that level. Teams are composed of one human and one dog. Any non motorized wheeled vehicle can be used, with a special category for cani-cross.
Keep a mileage log with the following information: date, weather/temperature, name of trail, vehicle, daily miles, cumulative miles. You can add additional information to make the log more interesting and useful to you. Some additional categories are comments/notes, start/stop times, which dogs ran, speeds, number of rest stops, etc.
You can win mileage rockers with just the mileage log. To get the patch that anchors the rocker, you will need to pass the Novice Title Test.
Equipment check for all levels
Judges will inspect your equipment and gear. Your scooter, sulky, or cart must be safe: brakes in good order; tires inflated properly; handlebars tight. Harness must fit and be reasonably clean. Tugline must not be too worn.