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Jobs For An Aussie In Town?

by Kari
(US)

I have an Aussie but I live in town so it's difficult to give him the exercise and stimulation he needs, such as herding animals. We do have a backyard and I play with him and throw the ball a lot out there and I also take him for runs and walks. I want him to have some kind of job though so he would be more content... Any ideas?


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by: Kym

Even though you live in town, I'm sure that there are some 'training' facilities in your area. It doesn't necessarily have to be a hard core, physical, or intense job. Most of these training facilities offer: agility, flyball, tracking, dance, rally, and more including obedience (mental stimulation is good and tiring too) Look in your local phonebook and/or talk to friends to find a good local training facility in your area. Good luck and I hope this helps!

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by: Gayle-- Big Run Aussies

Tricks training is great for Aussies. There are tricks training classes, but you can find info yourself, too. We always train with a clicker, so the girls learn lots of things that way. You can also do a search on clicker training. My girls do lots of tricks. For example, one of my dogs will go into a crate and the other will close the door. They wave hello, bow, roll over, speak, dance and so much more from clicker training. We also play hide and seek with a food container. They absolutely love that game. They do shows and demos at nursing homes. 2 of my girls are therapy dogs and the youngest one is in training. That's a great thing for Aussies to do in any town. There are programs at libraries with kids reading to dogs. You might check that out if your dog is kid friendly.

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by: Anne

Agility, Frisbee catching, Obedience classes, Swims in a Lake or Pond near by, Take him to a dog park.

Do you think he isn't getting enough exercise? It sounds like he is and his job is to be your companion, the way it sounds for your walks & runs.

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies
Louisiana, USA

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