Titles and Badges

Adventure Dogs USA allows members to earn more than 20 Dog Titles.

All active members and their dogs can earn Level 1 Certification Patches as soon as you join. These level 1 patches can help you and your dog learn many needed skills. We do recommend that you work towards your Canine Life and Social Skills B.A. Title as quickly as you can.

Certified ADUSA I– ADUSA I Title is based on the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S) program developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Level I includes the C.L.A.S.S – B.A. certificate plus a short on-line questionnaire about ADUSA. Once you pass this evaluation, you will be able to work on your Level 2 Certification Patches.

Certified ADUSA II– ADUSA II Title is based on the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S) program developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Level II includes the C.L.A.S.S – M.A. certificate plus a short on-line questionnaire about ADUSA, longer Recall and Leave It test. Once you pass this evaluation, you will be able to work on your Level 3 Certification Patches plus earn Titles in any of the below categories.

Certified ADUSA III– ADUSA III Title is based on the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S) program developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Level II includes the C.L.A.S.S – PhD. certificate plus a short on-line questionnaire about ADUSA, longer Recall and Leave It test. Once you pass this evaluation, you will be able to work on your Level 4 certification patches.

Aqua Dog (ADA) –To earn the Aqua Dog Title, you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Aqua Dog Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II program.

Dog Care (ADC) –To earn the Dog Care Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Dog Care Titling program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

Obedience (ADO, ADOX, ADOXI) There are currently 3 possible Titles to earn in the Obedience Program:

To earn the Obedience (ADO) Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Obedience Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Obedience (ADOX) Title you will need to earn the ADO Title, an additional 50 points, with a minimum of 8 Certification Patches available in the Obedience Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Obedience (ADOXI) Title you will need to earn ADOX Title, an additional 50 points with a minimum of 10 Certification Patches available in the Obedience Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA III Program.

Community Service (ADCS) –To earn the Community Service Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Community Service Titling Program and achieved the Certified ADUSA II Program.

Sports (ADS, ADSX, ADSXI) – There are currently 3 possible titles to earn in the Obedience program:

To earn the Sports (ADS) Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Sports Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Sports (ADSX) Title you will need to earn the Sports ADS Title, an additional 50 points with a minimum of 8 Certification Patches available in the Sports Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Sports (ADSXI) Title you will need to earn the Sports ADSX title, an additional 50 points with a minimum of 10 Certification Patches available in the Sports Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA III Program.

Wilderness (ADW) –There are currently 7 possible Titles to earn in the Wilderness program:

To earn the Wilderness (ADW) Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Wilderness Titling Program plus the Pet First Aid Certification Patch and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Wilderness Pack Dog Novice Title (ADPD-N) you will need to complete all requirements on the certification check list, plus earn the Backpacking 1 & Pet First Aid Certification Patches

To earn the Wilderness Pack Dog Title (ADPD) Title you will need to earn the ADPD-N title, complete all requirements on the Certification Check List, earn the Dog CPR and Backpacking II Certification Patch and completed the Certified ADUSA II program.

To earn the Wilderness Pack Dog Title (ADPDX) you will need to earn the ADPD Title, complete all requirements on the Certification Check List, earn the Backpacking III and pass the Wilderness First Aid Written Test and completed the Certified ADUSA III Program.
Wilderness Hiking Dog Titles (ADHD, ADHD-N, ADHDX)

To earn the Wilderness Hiking Dog Novice Title (ADHD-N) you will need to complete all requirement on the Certification Check List, plus earn the Hiking 1 & Pet First Aid Certification Patches

To earn the Wilderness Hiking Dog Title (ADHD) you will need to earn the ADHD-N Title, complete all requirement on the Certification Check List, earn the Dog CPR and Hiking II Certification Patch and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Wilderness Hiking Dog Title (ADHDX) you will need to earn the ADHD Title, complete all requirement on the Certification Check List, earn the Hiking III and pass the Wilderness First Aid Written Test and completed the Certified ADUSA III Program.

Urban (ADU) –To earn the Urban Title you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 5 Certification Patches available in the Urban Titling Program and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

Versatility (ADV, ADVX, ADVXI) There are currently 3 possible Titles to earn in the Versatility Program:

To earn the Versatility Title (ADV) you will need to earn 100 points, with a minimum of 10 Certification Patches available in any of above Titling Programs and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Versatility Excellent Title (ADVX) you will need to earn the ADV title, an additional 50 points, with a minimum of 15 Certification Patches available in any of above Titling Programs and completed the Certified ADUSA II Program.

To earn the Versatility Excellent I (ADVXI) Title you will need to earn the ADVX Title, an additional 50 points, with a minimum of 15 Certification Patches available in any of above Titling Programs and completed the Certified ADUSA III Program.

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