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Misbehaving dogs don't have to wind up at an animal shelter

Times are tough, which means people across the country are bringing their poor pooches to local shelters. Still, those with angry or disobedient dogs on their hands should think twice before heading to the pound.

KIDK TV reports that 80 percent of canines brought into the Iowa Falls Animal Shelter are due to their behavioral problems.

"Just because the dog is old doesn't mean you can't teach an old dog new tricks," Irene Brown, supervisor at the animal rescue center, told the news outlet.

Brown recommends working with a dog and trying one's best to teach it new patterns. Simple commands such as sit, lie down and shake can make a world of a difference.

"Once it gets to learn that, the other behaviors that may be more difficult to break, come easier because they understand the process now," Brown told the news source.

It turns out you very well may be able to teach an old dog new tricks. According to, elder pooches can learn everything their younger counterparts can if a little patience and understanding is used by their owners.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19852657-ADNFCR
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