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Myths and realities about obedience training for older dogs

How do you get your older dog to follow you? Obedience training for older dogs is difficult, as senior dogs don’t have the same memory retention as younger pets. There are several myths regarding training older dogs, and it’s time to deconstruct some of them. Myths and realities about obedience training for older dogs MYTH: A puppy has to be at least six months old to be trained. REALITY: This...

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Crate Training an Older Dog the Slow and Sure Way

Your senior dog’s crate is his private sanctuary—a place where your dog can feel safe and secure. It’s never too late for crate training an older dog, especially if your primary purpose is to help your buddy adjust to a new lifestyle. Now that your older buddy is no longer as agile as before, crate training may be the only other option left. So how do you start the crate...

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Get Comfortable Leashing Training An Older Dog

You might feel frustrated or embarrassed because of your inability to leash train your dog, but with perseverance, your dog will soon come around. Senior dogs who tug or pull their leash may be difficult to train. But after four to five weeks of steady training, they should be able to get rid of this habit. At most, leash training an older dog takes six weeks. The first step is...

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Tackle Potty Training Your Senior Dog

Though advanced in age, your dog might have gone through several stages and will need re-training, or they’ve probably never been housebroken before. Either way, there are tried and tested methods that will help your dog adjust to the new environment.  If you’ve just made the admirable decision of bringing home an adult dog from the shelter, potty training an older dog is the first challenge you and your new...

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The Guide On Training an Older Dog Not to Bark

Ever heard of the popular adage “you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?” Skeptics may very well believe that this is true, but in the general sense this is most definitely false particularly when it comes to disruptive behavior. Barking is a natural behavior for every dog which is useful when it comes to guarding against intruders. It is a different matter when your furry friend barks at every...

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Training an older dog: new tricks?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythlM7OMy1U The saying that you couldn’t teach an old dog new tricks couldn’t be more misguided. As long as you know the proper way to do it, old dogs can learn just as well as puppies. In fact, some pet owners would argue that training an older dog is a lot easier than teaching an overexcited and energized pup. With patience, and a whole bag of treats, you can train...

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Training an older dog the basic tricks: lying down or dropping

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlcwNqO4dCY Training an older dog is anything but impossible. You might even be surprised at how easy teaching basic tricks can be. You can start with teaching your older buddy to lie down or drop. As you can see in this video, it’s not as difficult as you would think. Older dogs are more behaved, more composed, and generally easier to teach. While they may have physical limitations, these can...

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Training a Senior Dog to Use the Ramp or Stairs

Do you notice your older buddy having a hard time getting in the car or on higher floors? Sadly, this is another effect of aging. But the good news? By training a senior dog use the ramp or stairs, you can help your older buddy have a well-adjusted and comfortable lifestyle. First things first: by using positive reinforcement as you train your dog, the entire training process will be enjoyable...

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Fun ideas for playing with a senior dog

Whoever said that old dogs don’t know how to have fun was badly mistaken. Just because your old buddy isn’t as fast, as excitable, and as wide-eyed as before doesn’t mean your loving canine isn’t up for a round or two of games. There are many ways for you to have fun playing with a senior dog, and here are a few ideas to get you started! 1. Find it...

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Super Loving Senior Dogs | Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhC47KFMtpo Why would you want to adopt an older dog?  There are lots of reasons! Most of the time, older dogs are not in shelters due to behavior problems, but because of family issues like divorce or moving etc.  Keep an open mind when going to look at dogs to adopt and consider an older dog because with them, what you see is what you get.  By this we mean...

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All or None Reward Training on Leash

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkapxaexrBA Training an older dog with a leash can be tough, especially for senior dogs that won’t follow you. The resistance of older dogs with a leash comes in different ways. Often they will pull away or tug at you. Other times, your dog might gnaw at your clothes, circle around, or grab your pocket. Which of these methods have been used by your dog against you? Whatever it may...

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Leash Training Your Senior Dog

How do you train a senior dog with the leash? You might feel frustrated or embarrassed because of your inability to leash train your dog, but with perseverance, your dog will soon come around. Senior dogs who tug or pull their leash may be difficult to train. But after four to five weeks of steady training, they should be able to get rid of this habit. At most, training an...

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