For one group of performers at the Fair, their stage comes complete with hoops, frisbees, and if they get their way--treats.
Kelli Volk caught up with one State Fair act where the stars of the show are fast and furry.
The dog days of summer at the North Dakota State Fair are best spent...with the dogs.
If you asked the main stars of the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show they would probably wag their tails in agreement.
In fact, that's why dog trainer Abby Cline turned a childhood hobby into a profession and travels with these dogs all over the country.
(Abby Cline, Dog Trainer, Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show)"We do frisbee, agility, fly-ball, high jumping, tricks, we have a jump rope dog, we do a triathalon, so we do a bunch of different dog sports in the show."
As talented as these dogs are, performing in front of large audiences isn't the life they were born into. All of the dogs in this show were once homeless.
(Abby Cline, Dog Trainer, Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show)"All the dogs we get are adopted from rescues and shelters from all over the United States."
But that doesn't stop the dogs from working hard to learn new tricks...which are closely followed by treats.
(Abby Cline, Dog Trainer, Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show)"Dogs end up in rescues all the time and there's this stigma that goes along with rescue dogs that they're all messed up and mentally crazy. That's not the case at all. We have tons of amazing dogs here."
In fact, the dogs are more than happy to fetch frisbees and leap high into the air for a cheering audience.
(Abby Cline, Dog Trainer, Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show)"We normally stick to the herding dogs, because they like to work."
But perhaps they like to play harder.
From the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, Kelli Volk, KX News.
You can catch the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show on the North Side of the Commercial One Building.