Comments on Popular Dogs: Australian Shepherds

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Macy1   jesup, GA

12/21/2013 4:59:08 AM

A very sweet dog. Beautiful and loyal. A favorite of mine. I own a mix named Chewy and we thought she was border aussie. She is german collie.

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matt   austin, Texas

9/26/2013 10:46:42 PM

Good article, just a few points from raising one or two of them myself. Most often people confuse needed to play and mental boredom. Aussie's needs mental stimulation. Meaning you can run 10 miles a day with them, and play fetch 3 times a week, and your dog will still act and be a trouble maker. A well conditioned trouble maker at that. This is because they love puzzles and finding solutions to them. If you have one that is why you chew toys don’t last long. (Ours would pick the stitching out of soft chew toys and pull out the squeaker.) We got her Nyla bones, hard to chew through. But the best toy ever is a puzzle toy; we got her a Buster Food Cube. Any place has them, best toy ever. Fill it with a high reward treat, and make sure to take it away after awhile, (they will work till its empty). But it will get your Aussie over the (getting in trouble phase, especially in its teenage months.) That is why training can be hard, (ever notice your dog looks away while you are training it) cause it needs a challenge, and a puzzle to find the solution to. Another trick is hide and seek. They love that one. For the guy who has a dog that chases his cats, create safe zones for the cat. (i.e. your bedroom, or where the cat eats,) As one Vet told me, never let your Aussie do something ONCE that you don’t want it to do again. But great article overall.

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Tati   Fremont, International

8/25/2013 9:00:41 PM

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Tati   Fremont, California

8/25/2013 8:59:03 PM

Hi

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Robin   Orlando, Florida

6/22/2013 8:12:53 AM

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Vicky   Bpt, Connecticut

10/8/2012 9:38:06 PM

Just brought home an 11 month old male yesterday and he immediately ran after our cats, who were nowhere near him. Any suggestions on how to introduce them or get him to not want to hunt them down?

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Norma   Louisville, KY

1/24/2012 10:42:22 PM

The article is pretty much spot on with the exception of having to slowly introduce my aussie to the other pets in the household. She fit in from the beginning. Most nights she is snuggled up with at least one of the cats. No! She is not a show dog. She is of working lines and is always looking for a new challenge. She is currently taking a lab puppy under her wings and teaching him the ropes.

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Buster Nelson   Ridgely, MD

3/7/2010 5:34:28 PM

I have raised a litter of 7 and I can say without a doubt they are the most awesome dogs I have ever had. No two are anything alike and they all have good traits. For me when it comes to dogs it will forever be the Australian Shepherd.

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sarah   charleston, SC

1/24/2009 5:05:33 PM

My boyfriend and I have an Aussiedoodle we love him! He is super smart and loves attention. He needs an activity at all times but also can be trained to just sit there with you if you want him to.

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4/5/2008 2:02:28 PM

Aussies - BEST DOGS EVER!

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Christina   Billings, MT

6/14/2007 8:14:05 PM

This magazine is great for aussie owners and lovers, I really got into every article. This magazine is very informative about the breed and a must have for everyone thinking about adopting an aussie!

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