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Can old dogs learn new tricks?

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I'm looking to adopt a dog from our local shelter. They have a beautiful and sweet Lab that is a bit wild. She's 7 1/2 years old. I was wondering if it is possible to train her to be a bit less rambunctious and walk nicely on a leash. Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

asked Mar 17, 2013 in Dog Training by mamairis (6,910 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote

Yes, older dogs are definitely capable of learning. Training may take more time, but be consistent, use only positive methods and most of all, be patient.

Check out Simple and Effective Dog Training tips to get started.

answered Mar 17, 2013 by (1,400 points)