“Life Learners” or “Life-long student” is a buzz phrase I’ve heard applied to humans for the past few years, and not thought much of it. I heard it again the other day, and maybe it was because I was with my dog, or maybe it just clicked for another reason, but I realized that we’re not the only life-long learners! our dogs are, too! Why do we think we’re not?
The old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” has been disproven by so many shelter dogs! Why do we still believe it? I have met individuals who stopped all training after their dog passed puppy class – stopped training and socialization meet’n’greets. I think that it is important for us, as dog owners, to remember that our dogs need stimulation (Like agility, herding, frisbee, brain games!) in order to thrive as individuals. Imagine what can be accomplished by accepting life-long learning as a goal for yourself and your dog!
I challenge you to pick a learning goal for yourself and your goal, and to share it here or on our facebook page, and to do it!