Mental stimulation is as important for dogs as exercise, and can be just as tiring. Teaching your dog new things is a great way to stimulate his mind. Teaching your dog how to perform basic tricks is a great way to do this. It also reinforces the basic commands and can help to deepen the bond between dog and owner. It is also fun for you and your dog. Over the next couple of days I am going to post basic tricks. There are also classes, similar to obedience classes that you could join with your dog to learn this, or use videos from you tube so that you can teach you and your dog those new tricks!!
Teaching the ‘high five’ http://dogingtonpost.com/teach-your-dog-high-five/