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Training Tips For Senior Dogs

Whoever said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is definitely wrong because senior dogs can still be trained. Learning new tricks and continued training helps keep senior pets on their toes and keeps their brain well-stimulated. Senior dogs can also develop undesirable habits that need to be nipped with proper training. 

If you have recently adopted a senior pet, you probably don’t know much about his past life or what kind of training the animal has received. Taking time to know the newest addition to your household can help you evaluate their level of training. Try using basic obedience commands and observe how the dog reacts. While some older rescues respond accurately to these commands, there are those in which these commands are foreign to them and you won’t receive any response. 

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