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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Australian Shepherd Information, Resources and Community

The Australian Shepherd is the star of this website. Lots of information, great resources and a friendly community for Aussie owners. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter, get the Aussie Weekly special feature, Like our Facebook page and Follow Us on Pinterest.

Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month

Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month — Photo: Jake Willis, Aussies: Digo — Visit the site for all things Aussie from training to puppy care tips, from dog nutrition and health tips to Aussie artwork and cartoons—and more. #australianshepherd #dogphotography #aussie #aussielovers

Jake Willis

Here's my sweet adventurous boy, Digo. He loves to play frisbee, tug, and go on long hikes in Acadia National Park. He loves everyone and has really been a joy to raise.

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Red merle Australian Shepherd standing in field.

The Liver Disease Symptoms in Dogs You Need to Watch For

Liver disease symptoms in dogs can be a real challenge since they can be similar to those of other illnesses. As a result, liver disease in dogs is often missed until it has reached an advanced stage.

Woman sitting in hatchback of car with her Australian Shepherd.

Proper Dog Park Etiquette Rules You May Not Be Aware Of

What is proper dog park etiquette? It's important to know in order to ensure your dog's safety and the safety of all the other dogs and owners. Here are some rules and tips you may not have thought of.

Lady scratching ear of red merle Australian Shepherd.

Vestibular Disease in Dogs and What It Means for Your Aussie

Vestibular disease in dogs, also known as old dog vestibular syndrome, can be caused by several things. While the symptoms related to this condition can be frightening, the prognosis is generally good.

Australian Shepherd running in the park.

How Luxating Patella in Dogs Can Affect Your Aussie

Luxating patella in dogs is a common occurrence and, fortunately, can often be easily treated. It's important to understand the condition and the steps you can take to treat patellar luxation in dogs.

Rescue dog in a harness sitting on a concrete ring.

Is Search and Rescue Dog Training a Good Fit for Your Dog?

Search and rescue dog training can be a wonderful way for you and your dog to make a real difference in the community. What exactly is involved and would you and your Aussie work well as a rescue unit?

Rattlesnake caution sign.

How To Treat A Dog Snake Bite

A dog snake bite can be one of the most serious health emergencies any pet owner can face. It's important for all owners to be aware of the dangers and know what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake.

Young Australian Shepherd running across grass toward camera.

Training Your Dog to Come and Achieving a Reliable Recall

Training a dog to come is usually one of the first things owners will do, right after they've mastered sit and stay. Dog recall training is essential to keep your Australian Shepherd and others safe.

Dog's white paw next to bumblebee.

What To Do When Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee, Wasp, or Hornet

A dog stung by a bee, wasp, hornet or other insect isn't an uncommon occurrence. Before your dog is stung, it is important to know what to do, what to have on hand, and the signs of an allergic reaction.

Close-up of beautiful and happy Australian Shepherd on forest path.

Shaving an Australian Shepherd: The Great Debate

Shaving an Australian Shepherd is one of the most controversial topics that Aussie owners will face. There is a lot of debate on this subject and it can be difficult to know what the best approach is.

Lady giving high-five to her Australian Shepherd.

These Dog Training Videos Will Transform Your Aussie

Recommended dog training videos make it easy to train your puppy, your adult dog, or to deal with behavior problems.

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Navigating The Site

Guide to Aussie Training and Care

Australian ShepherdStart with Our Guide to Training and Care

This will provide you with a solid foundation for training and care of your Aussie. This is our popular ebook that features a wide range of information that it is important for every Aussie owner to have. It also features hundreds of photos contributed by our readers. It is truly an aussome Aussie Community effort. It contains too much to go into here, but it will definitely help you to help your Aussie be the best Aussie they can be! Get Your Copy Here

Keeping In Touch

Australian ShepherdMonthly Newsletter

Here we let you know about site updates, photo of the month, interesting reader submissions, product highlights, new rescues available and anything else that comes up that we need to tell you about.

The Aussie Weekly — Special Feature

Every two weeks you will get a new edition featuring... the BEST Photos submitted by readers like you, Product Highlights for dog owners, Cartoons by Mark Anderson, Dog Quotes and the feature photo will also be available as a FREE Online Puzzle (great for kids and Aussie fans of any age). Give it a try! It's completely free and you can unsubscribe anytime.

Facebook Page

Join the thousands who have "Liked" our Facebook page. Get quick updates and special notices of interest to dog owners and connect with other Aussie fans.

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Forums

Australian ShepherdAussie Stories

Create a page all about your Aussie! Have a great story to share? Tell us how aussome they are and what events you participate in together. We would love to hear what makes your Aussie special. Be sure to add photos! You can add up to 4 photos with your submission.

Aussie Q & A

Have questions about your Australian Shepherd? You can search our site, of course, but you can also post any questions you might have here. Chances are someone can help. If you see a question you know the answer to be sure to share your experience. You can add up to 4 photos too. We would love to see your Aussie.

Rainbow Bridge

One of the hardest things we have to go through is when our beloved Aussies leave for the "Rainbow Bridge." Here you can create a memorial page with photos and share how much your Aussie meant to you.

Training

Australian ShepherdTraining Your Australian Shepherd

Here we have a lot of information about training your Aussie including housetraining, crate training, obdience training, socialization, clicker training, behavior problems and more...

Agility Training

Australian Shepherds excel at agility competitions. In this section we feature information about agility training for dogs, agility equipment and getting started in dog agility traing with your Aussie.

Getting an Australian Shepherd?

Australian ShepherdIs the Australian Shepherd Right for You?

Getting a puppy or adopting an older Aussie? It is important that you read this before getting this breed of dog.

Aussie Rescue

I always like to encourage people to seriously consider getting their Aussie from a rescue. There are so many wonderful dogs in desperate need of a loving home like yours. Remember to always get your dog from a rescue or a reputable breeder and never from a "back-yard breeder" or pet store. Here you will fin listings of Rescue Organizations and of Aussies in need of rescue

Choosing a Breeder

All breeders are not created equal. Every aspect of your Aussie is directly related to the care that goes into their breeding. Find out what separates the reputable from not-so-reputable. Choosing a breeder is one of the most important decisions you will make to ensure that your puppy is the right match for you, your family and your lifestyle.

Australian Shepherd Breeder Directory

Find breeders in your area. Our directory features breeders from around the world. If you are a breeder and would like to add your name to our listings click here for more info.

Puppies For Sale

If you are looking for a puppy this page features breeders in our directory that have puppies available. We only accept listings from breeders in our directory.

Favorite Puppy Names

Of course, once you get your puppy you are going to have to come up with the perfect name. Our "Favorite Puppy Names" page with give you lots of inspiration and help you decide.

Puppy Care

You will also want to know how to care for your puppy. This article by Aussie breeder, Ann Calmes, will get you on the right track with great puppy care tips to get you started.

How To Introduce A Puppy To An Older Dog

How To Introduce A Puppy To An Older Dog. You are not just introducing them to each other but to the home and all of the dynamics that entails.

Care and Feeding

Australian ShepherdDog Nutrition

Homemade dog food, commercial dog food, raw dog food diet, food allergies, Wysong dog food, the best bully sticks and recipes you can try at home are covered in our dog nutrition section.

Grooming Your Aussie

Basic dog grooming topics are covered including brushing, cleaning ears and eyes, maintaining teeth, bathing and dog grooming equipment including the FURminator.

Health Issues

Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd Health

In our health section you can find information about hereditary diseases, viruses, bacteria, worms and parasites. Also has articles about dog skin problems, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and more.

Ask a Veterinarian

Sometimes you don't want to pay for a complete office visit to your vet—you just need to get a question answered. Here you can ask a veterinarian about your dog health problem, 24/7. It's done online so you can get your questions answered quickly and with this program you don't pay until you accept the answer.

Pet Health Insurance

Often it's something we don't want to think about until it's too late and we are facing a huge veterinary bill. Get the info you need and decide if getting health insurance for your dog is somthing you need to do.

Dog Bite Information

Dog bites are a serious issue. Find out about dog bite prevention, first aid and treatment, infections from dog bites, lawsuits and insurance.

Aussie Info & Photos

Australian ShepherdPhoto of the Month

Our Photo of Month showcases the best photos sent in by readers. On this page you will also find the previous winners. Depending on your internet connection this page may take a bit longer to load for you because of the many photos. If you have great photos of your Aussie you would like to send in you can get more info about submitting your photo(s) here.

Articles

This section features a wide variety of articles many of which have been contributed by our readers. Just some of the topics covered include dog games and activities, Frisbee dog sport, therapy dog traing, puppy socialization and more. Check out this page to see which topics are of interest to you.

About Aussies

If you are looking for the Breed Standard or info about Aussie colors and markings this is the place. This section also covers the difference between Australian Shepherds and Miniature Aussies which are considered to be separate breeds.

History of the Breed

An overview of the history behind the development of the breed. (It did not originate in Australia though.)

The sections above will give you a good start at exploring the site. You can also use the Search Box at the top of every page (right side of banner) to find what you are looking for.

To create a solid foundation for care and traing of your Aussie and to help prevent behavioral problems (or deal with them if they are already happening) be sure to check out our very own Guide to Australian Shepherd Training and Care Ebook.

Thanks for visiting. We hope you enjoy Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com!

Anton Hout
Anton Hout | Editor, Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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