6 Things Only Senior Dog Parents Will Understand!

4. You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks.

In fact, your senior dog’s ability to calmly focus on instructions makes learning new tricks quite simple. I was 12 when we brought Hooch home, and I was very excited to teach him how to balance a treat on his nose, and then eat it when given the signal. Everyone tried to convince me to not waste my time teaching an old dog a new trick, but Hooch and I worked together, and in a few short days we had his new trick down. I was ecstatic and Hooch was proud of himself. He loved to show it off at parties – when he wasn’t sleeping and snoring, that is.

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3. Farts Are A (hilarious) Part Of Everyday Life.

Let’s face it, senior dogs can be smelly. It doesn’t make you love them any less, but it sure does make life funny. Every senior dog has been known to clear a room or two from time to time. They make up for it by being completely adorable.

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