Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Teaching an old dog new tricks!

Yes it can be done, you can teach an old dog new tricks. I've found over the years that even my senior dogs enjoy learning new skills. We tend to think that training is just for puppies, but even older dogs benefit from learning new skills. It keeps them sharp and they can be easier to teach because they are more focused than younger dogs and puppies. Leo my 8 year old Lab loves to learn and has always amazed me at how quickly he can learn new skills/tricks. Today we are going to work on teaching him to pull laundry baskets for me. Having just had my 2nd shoulder surgery in 8 months I could use all the help I can get.

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