Is it possible to teach an senior dog new tricks

Is it possible to teach an senior dog new tricks? We know that a young pup can learn quicker but can an old dog still learn as much? So what is the most suitable time to start teaching our dog?

We now realise that a good deal of learning occurs when our dog is very young and the period of time from a few weeks old to five months is very important. This is when your dog will learn much of what will influence their adult behavior in later life. So actually, the earlier we start to teach our new puppies and teach them how we would like them to behave – the better things will be for everyone.

When our puppy grows up how would you like them to behave? You would love them to be well-mannered, outgoing and confident – but what are the best ways of going about this? We can teach your puppy by gently presenting them in the correct way to situations and help your puppy to like people too when they are young. It’s an accepted fact that puppies will achieve the majority of their skills and knowledge while they are at a young age, they will still keep on progressing and learn throughout their life, but at a much steadier rate.

You should make the most of the first valuable few weeks with your pup in order to give him the best start in life as well as establishing a good grounding for them. If your pup is a way beyond this stage, don’t fret – many things can still be done but may be a little more difficult to achieve. If, however your dog is showing undesirable behavior then you must take things slowly.

One of the main reasons why dogs as a pet are so successful is because they can be taught to be clean in the house. House training is usually one of the first things you will teach you puppy so you will want to get it right so your home doesn’t get in a mess and also your puppy will be learning about you.

So that you have a good basis for your puppy – you must be easy to understand as well as being consistent and clear. If however, he discovers you are unpredictable, frightening and inconsistent; his learning will be more difficult in the future.

Remember, reward him with a treat and make a good fuss of him when he does finally empty himself. Give him his treat right after he does it and don’t leave it until you are back in your house otherwise he won’t know why he is being treated.
In case he doesn’t empty himself then hang around for about five to ten minutes and do not sidetrack him. It is best to try and establish a favorite location in your yard for him to empty himself and allow him a practical time to do it – else come back inside. Keep an eye on him carefully as he will want to empty himself soon and we don’t want any mistakes. Every mistake teaches your pup the wrong habit and every time he gets it right he is learning the right way to do things.

Don’t upset your dog by punishing him as by doing so will only make him wonder why his owner are acting in such a manner. The overall success of this challenge depends of your dedication and endurance. At the end of the day be mindful that any mistakes he makes aren’t his fault.

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