You can't teach an old dog new tricks
When Misty was a puppy, all she wanted to do was sleep. She saw her owners as other puppies and playmates.
She didn't take much notice of what we asked her to do. Instead, her behaviour was focused on copying us. When we sat watching TV, she'd sit and watch TV. When we ate at the table, she wanted to eat at the table. When we went to a particular room, she followed us in.
When it was time for formal training, she quickly responded to basic commands like sit and stay. As she became more confident, she became more competent. She learned a few tricks of her ...