Old dogs, new tricks
December 2, 2020
Can old dogs learn new tricks? Pet owners and animal behaviorists alike say absolutely yes based on their observations, experience and no small amount of applied science. Popular consensus suggests that dogs are not only able to learn specific new tasks during focused sessions, but that they also demonstrate the capacity for continuous learning and adaptation to real-time events. Who’s to say that dogs aren’t smarter than humans? A dog’s nose is thousands of times more sensitive than our own. How much do they learn simply by sticking their head out of a car window and letting the...