If you have an older dog and also a new puppy, should you go through the process of training the older dog as well? My answer is “Yes” and here is why:
Any training is going to improve the lifestyle of your dog and give you a better understanding of who your dog is. You should definitely train your older dog.
Let me give you some important information. When I train families and their dogs, I want to train three major skills: stay, leash walking and coming when called. When considering a senior dog, I would focus on place/stay and coming when called. An older dog, who has been walked on leash for years, will probably do well with that skill already.
Teaching your dog how to stay in a place, when you also have a new and excitable puppy, will help deescalate problems.
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