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May 28, 2019
You Can Totally Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
“Despite common misconceptions, seniors are plenty capable of mastering something new,” comments Rachel Witz, a dog behaviorist with Long Island Chihuahua Rescue. “Regardless of their age or background, dogs are instinctual and live in the moment, so teaching them new obedience commands, or ‘tricks’ is both possible and beneficial.”
How do you go about teaching older dogs new tricks? Witz, who is also a proud mom of three seniors, recommends positive reinforcement and direct, clear communication. She also suggests playing games, like hiding a favorite toy or object and searching for it together, to help a senior’s mind stay sharp.
“Learning new commands helps dogs feel accomplished, proud, and confident,” adds Witz. “Be calm and confident, a leader and teacher. Your dog will thank you for it.”
- Mark Jason Williams