Remi, the German Shorthaired Pointer, proves that age is just a number when it comes to his hunting instincts. Recently, his dad shared an endearing video of Remi’s determined efforts to help him “hunt” a decoy turkey. As Remi zeroes in on the artificial bird, his legs tremble, yet his posture remains impeccable and his drive to work is unmistakable.
As his dad humorously comments, “Old Remi is still going strong. He fell for the turkey decoy.” Regardless of the turkey’s authenticity, this activity provides excellent mental stimulation and low-impact exercise for an elderly dog like Remi. So, what if his sight or scent isn’t as sharp as it used to be?
What’s heartwarming is his dad’s positive reinforcement (“good boy”) when Remi “catches” the turkey. It’s vital to keep senior dogs mentally active, and this pet parent is well aware that pointing has been a favorite activity of Remi’s for his entire life and continues to keep him engaged. We couldn’t think of a better way to do this.