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People have been training their dogs to do tricks for centuries. In current times, dogs can earn AKC titles for performing tricks. There are four levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Performer. The handler chooses ten tricks from lists that get more difficult at each level. 

Here's a link to the AKC Tricks information.

Challenges for the Dog

Most tricks have low physical exertion. Handler (and dog) chooses what tricks to do from a list for  each level.  Not all dogs are interested in doing all the tricks - some won't pick up items, etc. 

Challenges for the Handler

Low physical exertion. 

Training Needs

Individual tricks can be fairly quick to train, some are more difficult . Not all dogs will willingly do all  types of tricks. 

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