In this article, it will give you Ten dog tricks that you can teach your dog. they are supposedly easy to teach and they are not the normal tricks lie sit, and stay. at the beginning of the article it mentions that teaching your dog these tricks helps to stimulate their mind and to keep them happy. This seems to be the underlying meaning to of the article. The tricks that are listed and explained how to teach are: back up, take a bow, shake, wave, speak, spin, kiss, beg, roll over, and play dead.
For the rest of the tricks and more info go to: http://dogs.about.com/od/basiccommands/tp/fun_dog_tricks.htm