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Two Dogs Compete To Pull Best Prank On 'Elf On The Shelf'

Two dogs have been competing in cheeky pranks as part of the Elf On The Shelf tradition.

Ricochet the dog, also known as "SURFice dog" after surfing with kids with special needs, has been pictured with another dog called Rina as part of the challenge.

Both dogs are trying to pull off the best prank with an elf and have been caught getting up to some serious mischief.

Rina's Christmas shoe tree!

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Monday, 7 December 2015

Since the beginning of December, the dogs have been pictured separately in the midst of their Elf On The Shelf pranks.

Here's how they have been doing. Warning: It gets quite brutal.

Rina with silly string.

Rina got ahold of the silly string again! #elfontheshelf #elfonashelf #elf #silly #dogsofinstagram #labsofinstagram #dogoftheday

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Ricochet playing elf bowling.

Hey @elfontheshelf... Wanna go bowling? #elfontheshelf #elfonashelf #elf #dogsagainstelves #dogsofinstagram #goldensofinstagram

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Monday, 7 December 2015

Nina with jump leads (poor elf).

Does anyone have a battery we could borrow? #elfontheshelf #elfonashelf #elf #dogsagainstelves #dogsofinstagram #labsofinstagram

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Ricochet making one elf very dizzy.

Nina put an elf in a hamster ball.

What you looking at? #elfontheshelf #elfonashelf #elf #dogsagainstelves #dogsofinstagram #labsofinstagram

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Friday, 11 December 2015

Ricochet and the chia elf.

Chia elf... Watch it GO! #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelf2015 #elfonashelf #elf #chia #dogsagainstelves #dogsofinstagram

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Saturday, 12 December 2015

Nina toilet fishing.

Meanwhile in the bathroom...

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Ricochet makes elf tacos.

Nina with elf in the dog food.

Oh great. Now there's going to be another dog food recall.

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ricochet giving elf a lesson in weight training.

The pair also decided to join forces on a few occasions...

Sometimes you just gotta suck it up

Posted by Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog! on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

But the elf got them back...

Ricochet has interacted and surfed with kids with special needs, people with disabilities, and veterans with PTSD since 2009. He and his owner have helped to raise nearly £270,000 for human and animal causes as detailed on their website.

Real Life Elf On The Shelf Is So Adorable