is just a pet on the head.Don’t be afraid to ask. While Pico doesn’t beg for food at the dinner table he has found me to be fairly consistent in giving him a treat after my dinner. So much so, that when I settle in for the evening he stands in tricks”. Pico was 49 in human age and I held no hope of him getting it. It took a while for him to understand what “go
to your chair” and “stay” meant, but with treats and my persistence in leading him back to his chair whenever he jumps off before we finished paid off big time. Now he goes to his chair, stays there while we eat dinner. He gets released with an “all done” command and he is rewarded with “Bacon Bites” his favorite treat! All is well at the Wilson household at dinner time!
Pico taught me to disregard stereotypical thinking and “never say never”. If a dog, who cannot reason, can learn new “skills” at an age where intelligent humans think is not possible, we humans can definitely do it faster and better at any age. We are never too old to learn new skills. I embrace life-long learning not just for the “Bacon Bites” that may come with