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Flopdoodle Chloe Bean CGC TKE VHMA owned by Christina & Gary Jones of Stafford, VA was one of two finalists in the 2022 AKC Trick Dog Competition.

This fourth annual competition was a virtual event open to Elite Performers, AKC’s highest level of trick dogs. There was also a Junior division for people ages 17 and under. In the largest AKC Trick Dog competition to date, 151 competitors from 35 states and Canada submitted videos of performances that three judges judged.

The two finalists in the competition were Christina Jones and her All-American dog, Chloe, from Stafford, VA, and Tamara Shaffer and her Biewer Terrier, Olivia Nicole, from Newnan, GA.

“Working with your dog to learn tricks is an enjoyable activity that dog owners can do at any time and place that fits with their day,” said Doug Ljungren, Executive VP for Sports & Events. “It enriches your dog’s life, and the bond it develops is most rewarding.”

To learn more about teaching your dog to do tricks, go to


Watch the performances:

The overall winners were Muriel McMullen and her Australian Terrier, “Maddie” from Altoona, WI. In their routine, “Dogwarts School of Witchcraft,” Maddie used her tricks to become a witch:


Finalist “Chloe,” handled by Christina Jones of Stafford, VA:


Finalist “Olivia Nicole,” handled by Tamara Shaffer of Newnan, GA: