As doggos age, their personality changes, too. According to a research published the Journal of Research in Personality by William Chopik and Jonathan Weaver from the Michigan State University, some changes that were noted pertain to fearfulness, aggressiveness towards people and other animals, activity levels, and trainability.
– Dogs also change throughout the years.
– Dogs are more trainable when they are older.
– Dogs are less aggressive when they are young and when they reach their senior years.
The study gathered data from 1, 681 dog owners. The dog owners were asked to answer a questionnaire regarding their doggos. Per the results, the activity levels of older doggos decreased. For aggression, those who are six to eight years old were most aggressive while the younger and senior doggos were less aggressive, both to humans and to other animals.
As for trainability, it was surprising to know that older dogs are more responsive to training as opposed to younger doggos. Again, from ages six to eight, dogs are most responsive to training during these years.
Read the detailed article written by Stanley Coren here – https://www.psychologytoday.com