You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks...or Can You?

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Myth:

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

True or false?

If you answered false, you are correct. You can always teach an older dog new tricks...or train an older dog. Just because you no longer have a puppy does not mean that your friend is unable to learn new obedience commands.

Training might look a little different as we work around health obstacles, like being hard of hearing or seeing, but overall your long-time companion can be happy and obedient.

Just like younger pups, we introduce your dog to new commands like staying in one spot until released, being nice in the crate, no jumping, no whining, and walking nicely on a leash. (See my self-help videos for any of the above-mentioned commands).

Asking your older dog to respect the rules of the house will give them the calm peace of mind, and physical safety that is so important for them in these golden years.

Have the dog you've always wanted...it's never too late!

Thanks for reading!

-Bethany

Orem

Utah County