Does Your Senior Dog Need to Go Back to School Too?

Cindy SmithDog Health, Senior Dogs

It’s back-to-school time, although this year it is a little different! Many parents had to make the tough decision whether to homeschool their kids or send them to school.

We all know that school is important because you’re never too old to learn! Too many dog owners put up with annoying or nuisance behaviors because it is easier to ignore it than do something about it. Or maybe they think it can’t be changed.

It may be the ideal time for your senior dog to head back to school and get some additional training as well. If your dog exhibits these top 10 annoying behaviors, you may want to consider calling a dog trainer, watching some videos online, or reading up on the problem. These are habits that are perfectly acceptable in the canine world, but not among us humans.

Regardless of his/her age, breed or size, there are solutions to these problem behaviors.

  • Jumping on people. Do your guests get “bowled over” by your dog?
  • Incessant barking. Dogs bark for a reason… what is your dog trying to tell you? No one wants to be the owner of that dog in the neighborhood that everyone hates because it won’t shut up! Incessant barking is definitely not acceptable!
  • Humping. Does your dog try and hump other dogs, your legs, or his favorite stuffed toy? Mounting behavior is usually not about sex.
  • Barging through the door first. Does your dog like to show who the big dog is by insisting on being the first out the door?
  • Licking. Some people love dog kisses, but others may not like to be drooled upon by your dog.
  • Drinking from the toilet. Does your dog understand the toilet is not one big water dish?
  • Stealing food off the table or begging. Finding it hard to resist those adorable eyes as they beg for food at the dinner table? It is extremely annoying when you are trying to eat your dinner to have as dog eyeing your food.
  • Chewing. When you leave home are your shoes safe? Does your dog chew the furniture?
  • Taking over the furniture. Your friends may not like it when your dog is climbing all over them as they sit on your couch to relax.
  • Digging. Is your dog a four-legged bulldozer?

You may find some of these behaviors endearing, but if you want to have a well-mannered dog, and a great family pet, you can help your dog stop these frustrating behaviors sooner rather than later.

Remember even old dogs can learn new tricks!

It’s back-to-school time, although this year it is a little different! Many parents had to make the tough decision whether to homeschool their kids or send them to school.

We all know that school is important because you’re never too old to learn! Too many dog owners put up with annoying or nuisance behaviors because it is easier to ignore it than do something about it. Or maybe they think it can’t be changed.

It may be the ideal time for your senior dog to head back to school and get some additional training as well. If your dog exhibits these top 10 annoying behaviors, you may want to consider calling a dog trainer, watching some videos online, or reading up on the problem. These are habits that are perfectly acceptable in the canine world, but not among us humans.

Regardless of his/her age, breed or size, there are solutions to these problem behaviors.

  • Jumping on people. Do your guests get “bowled over” by your dog?
  • Incessant barking. Dogs bark for a reason… what is your dog trying to tell you? No one wants to be the owner of that dog in the neighborhood that everyone hates because it won’t shut up! Incessant barking is definitely not acceptable!
  • Humping. Does your dog try and hump other dogs, your legs, or his favorite stuffed toy? Mounting behavior is usually not about sex.
  • Barging through the door first. Does your dog like to show who the big dog is by insisting on being the first out the door?
  • Licking. Some people love dog kisses, but others may not like to be drooled upon by your dog.
  • Drinking from the toilet. Does your dog understand the toilet is not one big water dish?
  • Stealing food off the table or begging. Finding it hard to resist those adorable eyes as they beg for food at the dinner table? It is extremely annoying when you are trying to eat your dinner to have as dog eyeing your food.
  • Chewing. When you leave home are your shoes safe? Does your dog chew the furniture?
  • Taking over the furniture. Your friends may not like it when your dog is climbing all over them as they sit on your couch to relax.
  • Digging. Is your dog a four-legged bulldozer?

You may find some of these behaviors endearing, but if you want to have a well-mannered dog, and a great family pet, you can help your dog stop these frustrating behaviors sooner rather than later.

Remember even old dogs can learn new tricks!