Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks | Three Loves NYC

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Is this old saying true or false? First, where did this idiom come from? It is one of the oldest proverbs in the English language and it was first recorded in the 16th century. 

Old dogs, meaning adult and senior dogs, have been proven to be capable of learning new tricks. Training a dog is never easy and it simply requires patience, time, and a positive approach at any age.In fact, older dogs actually maybe easier to train than puppies who have a short attention span and are easily distracted by their surroundings. 
As dogs get older and are physically not where they used to be, stimulating their minds with a new game or trick could be beneficial. Of course, some dogs may just opt to take it easy and lounge around but if your dog seems motivated and interested, it can be a great way to add a little fun in the day! 
For those dog parents who adopt a senior dog, it may take patience and time to break any habits or teach the new ways of things, but it is sure to be incredibly rewarding to give one a forever home. 
So don't let this obsolete saying make you think otherwise if you are considering adopting a senior dog! Check out this amazing organization that provides great resources here