You can’t teach old dogs new tricks. Teaching middle-aged dogs new tricks is hard enough. They tend to stick to particular styles of attacking the postman that over the years have proved pretty reliable, often choosing to ignore new findings, or simply failing to keep up with progress in current discussions on, say, the old trouser versus postbag debate. Some unsettling papers are even asking whether dogs really need to attack postmen at all.
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