Some New Tricks

You may have heard the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” That’s not true at all, and we should give our seniors a little more credit. They just require a bit more patience, but learning new things can work out the mind and the body.
Of course, you won’t want your senior to have to do anything too physically demanding, but there are plenty of tricks that don’t require much movement.
Balancing a treat on their nose, walking between your legs, or just doing some of the basics your pup may have missed or forgotten over the years can be a nice workout and a rewarding experience that will let your dog know they can still please you, even in their old age.
Keep training sessions short enough to avoid exhaustion and pay attention to your pup’s needs. Give them lots of love for doing what you ask, and there’s no harm in giving them lots of love even if they don’t figure it out. At this age, you can just be happy when they get moving and make an effort.
Have you tried any of these exercises before? What other indoor exercises do you like to do with your senior dog? Let us know in the comments below!
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