Old dogs can absolutely learn new tricks! In other words, older dogs are one hundred percent capable of learning new commands. As well as, unlearning unwanted behaviors and learning new healthy habits.
Dogs of older age will require more patience and time to unlearn bad behaviors. Think about it, your dog has gone years of their life without these boundaries and now you’re enforcing new rules. Essentially it’s equivalent to going 20-50 years of your life with a set of rules and habits, then suddenly being forced to change your whole routine. Not easy but it is doable with time and the right motivation.
To sum it up with lots of treats and patience older dogs are fully capable of being a dog obedience school valedictorian.
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