Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

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There’s a saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but how true is this?

Good news: You can teach an old dog new tricks! Older dogs can keep learning and they may even be easier to train than puppies or younger dogs.

Of course, this depends on the dog. Not all dogs can learn in the same way. Some older dogs suffer from physical and cognitive limitations, which makes it difficult for them to perform basic tasks and learn new things.

In general, a healthy dog is able to learn using treats or reward systems. You may just need to be a little more patient.

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