"A dog is never too old to learn a new trick" Taylor told a group of water hydrant painters at a town meeting recently. Many laughed until he brought out his dog, Mitch. Taylor then produced a small bag of dog poop and it let drop onto the floor. Mitch howled and waited for Taylor's command. "Clean it up!" Taylor said with a clap of his hands. Mitch ran off stage and came back with a tiny broom and shovel and started cleaning up the mess, wagging his tail as he did so.
The crowd of hydrant painters was ecstatic and gave Mitch and Taylor a round of applause.
"That trick my friends, is trick number 47 and can be found on page sixty of my book. Trick 48, is very similar, in that Mitch uses a wet mop for those times he doesn't make it outside in time and dribbles all over."
During a Q and A period, Taylor was asked what he considered the most difficult trick to teach an old dog to do. Taylor thought a moment and then replied, "Well for me, it is teaching a dog to sit."
Taylor's book will be available soon in book stores for $25 in a chew proof cover.