You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks !

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Dogs live in the moment, they are never too old to learn new behaviour.  So when 16 year old Jazz came to board for a week we took the opportunity to work on some of her anxieties….walking on tile/laminated flooring, fire crackles….

When working with older dogs you just have to remember that their response time will be slower and their eyes and ears may not work like they used too!  So we used Jazz’s sense of smell with a treat in front of her nose to motivate her to move forwards across the floor….oh and some help from Ellie who kept nudging her on !!

Stage 1- Carpet or Tiles..."Carpet for me thanks !"

Stage 2 - "How long did you say I have to stay on here for?"

Stage 3-Ellie to the Rescue !

By | 2012-05-20T15:52:09+00:00 August 20th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jo is certified in Canine Psychology and has completed the ‘Training Cesar’s Way’ certified course with Internationally recognised Cesar Millan, Cherie Lucas, Brian Agnew and Martin Deeley. Jo also has a BA Hons (Qualified Teacher Status) degree. Jo brings a wealth of knowledge combining her experience as a teacher, educating young people and adults, alongside rehabilitating dogs.