My pet doesn't follow commands or do what I ask. Expand You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! It’s never too late to introduce training to your dog, and it’s sometimes easier training older dogs than puppies. Here are a few suggestions you might like to try: Speak with a trainer. Talk about the specific issues you have, and a trainer can then help you to address those unwanted behaviours. We only recommend talking to trainers who use positive training techniques. Exercise your pet regularly. Daily walks in the morning and evening can help to calm your dog and reduce excessive energy.