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Old 12-27-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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Just curious if anyone here is in the process of training an older dog basic obedience? How is it going?
We adopted Hobbs, our lab mix, about 3 years ago from a shelter. He's probably about 7 now. Taught him how to sit but resuming training on other basic commands and am very surprised how well it's going--of course, he'll probably do anything for food ! After his brief training sessions, he does the happy butt-tuck thing and races around the living room so he must be pleased with himself, too.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Western NC
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I prefer to train older dogs vs puppies. Older dogs have better attention spans and love the interaction. They are sooooo much more fun to work with!
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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In my experience older dogs are just as easy to train. We usually adopt older dogs from shelters (5+ years) and take them all through basic and intermediate obedience. They have all done very well. We have trained younger ones too and I see no difference.
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