Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Braveheart's In the Nick of Time FDCH Gold

by Terece
(Elkmont, Al)

Flyball Nikki

Flyball Nikki

When my daughter was 10 years old she wanted her own Aussie. I told her if she wanted one she had to train her and take care of her so the puppy would bond with her, not me. So she did and even at her age crate trained Nikki. I had her go to puppy classes and she trained her very well. Nikki loved Shana very much. If I told Nikki to do something she would look to Shana like do I have to Mommy? It was so cute. I started training Nikki to do flyball and she loved it. I took her to tournaments and she was really good and I could always rely on her to compete.

She was very protective of Shana and when my daughter starting dating her now husband Nikki had to get use to Jeremy being around her Mom. When she excepted Jeremy she loved him with all her heart also. At the age of 12 Nikki was healthy, active and people couldn't believe she wasn't younger.

One day Jeremy was home and let her out to potty and she wouldn't come back in the house, he walked to her and she fell to the ground. To all of our shock she had died, the vet told us a blood clot or something like that had burst and killed her instantly. It was very hard. My daughter's first personal baby, raised from the time she was 10 and then she was gone. We had a funeral in my daughter's back yard. My daughter now has an Aussie and a Lab but Nikki will always be her first. She learned a lot training Nikki and she was great for her to learn life lessons from.

In loving memory, Nikki, my first Granddog, my daughter's first baby.

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