You may or may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly try to get Fido to use an iPad.
New York dog trainer Anna Jane Grossman has done just that, with success -- although a lack of apps limits the possibilities.
"It's a novelty. It's just sort of a fun thing to do," Grossman told AFP at School for the Dogs, the canine classroom she runs with partner Kate Senisi near Manhattan's Union Square.
"There's not a huge amount of purpose to it -- but the way I see it, we're playing games all the time on our iPads anyway, so why not play games with our dogs?"
Grossman, a native New Yorker and lifelong dog lover who's also a freelance writer, was inspired by a fictional news article about a college grad who instructs dogs on correct tablet technique.