A dog owner can teach a pet dog a variety of easy tricks, including how to sit, stay, lie down, speak and shake hands. Once a dog masters these basic tricks, the owner can easily teach the dog to roll over, beg, dance, back up, wave and spin.
Teaching a dog tricks provides mental and physical stimulation for the pet. Trick training typically only requires one to two training sessions each day, with each session lasting 10 minutes or less. A dog can generally learn a new trick in a few days. Owners often use clickers and treats to help with dog training.