Training a 10 Year Old Dog
September 6, 2012 9:23am CST
I have a 10 year old beagle. She's a rescue so I don't know her history, but she's mostly well-behaved. The thing is she doesn't seem to have much obedience training. Do you think it's important for her to learn to do things like heel, stay, and maybe a trick or two? She seems to be happy, but all she does is sleep all day. I want her to have a good life. Would obedience training help her have that?
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13 Sep 12
People in my area are a little bit anti-social. As far as I know there are no dog parks or classes to let dogs hang out with each other. When they do walk their dogs they rarely want to let their dog say hi to mine. Most of the time the only contact my dog gets with other dogs is barking from inside houses as we pass by. It's a shame, but that's just how it is around here.
6 Sep 12
In my opinion,i don't think it would be helpful to have obedience training for the dog to have a good life.I think it would be better to let the dog be natural and do what it want to do.Yes,just let it enjoys its daily life.Because if you force it to do want it don't want to do,such as obedience training,then it would feel unwilling to do it.And finally it would feel that life is unhappy.So,if you want to let your dog to have a good life,then you just let your dog enjoy its daily life.