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This post originally appeared on Counsel of a Friend on August 31, 2011.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.  Jeremiah 6:16

The old adage, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks,” is just not true. It may seem improbable, but it’s certainly not impossible and this applies to both puppies and people. When we investigate, we find that the difficulty is not so much in learning the new, but unlearning the old. Provided, that is, that the old even needs to be forgotten to begin with.

In other words, as arduous as it is to train old “Rover” fresh techniques, it is even more difficult to teach NEW dogs OLD tricks! Young “Spot” may have…

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