Australian Shepherd Information, Resources and Community

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Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month

Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month — Photo: Megan Brierley, Aussie: Oz — 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

Megan Brierley

This is Oz, an 11-month-old Australian Shepherd from England. He loved the snow on our walk. We set off at 8 a.m. to catch the sunrise and golden hour. He certainly knows how to pose! He got rather confused as to why he kept sinking and why his tennis ball kept "disappearing"! He loves every single person and dog he meets. He's very full on, but we wouldn't change him for the world!

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Australian Shepherd running on grass with dog toy.

How to Handle a High Energy Dog Like an Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd owners know they are high energy dogs. To avoid any behavioral problems and make life easier for you and your Aussie, you need to find creative ways to help him work off the energy.

Lady on her laptop with Australian Shepherd.

The Benefits of Online Dog Training vs Expensive In-Person Training

Online dog training is a fairly recent innovation but it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for dog owners who want to start their puppy off on the right paw or to train their adult dog.

Australian Shepherd puppy lying on grass.

How to Develop Puppy Bite Inhibition in Your New Australian Shepherd

Puppy bite inhibition is an important behavior to teach. The sooner your pup learns what type of mouthing or nipping is acceptable and what is not, the better. So, what exactly is dog bite inhibition?

Lady in pet store holding a bag of dog food.

Looking for Australian Shepherd Dogs for Sale? Don't Get Scammed

Finding Australian Shepherd dogs for sale may be easy, but before you make that purchase you need to carefully think it through and make sure that you are getting the best, healthiest puppy possible.

Lady in pet store holding a bag of dog food.

AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles and What They Mean

What are the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles and why should they matter to you as a responsible dog owner? Make sure that your Aussies are getting the best, most nutritious diet that they possibly can.

Australian Shepherd on ice-covered, windy beach.

Freeze-Dried Dog Food: Is It The Right Choice For Your Dog?

Are you considering trying freeze-dried dog food or treats? Keeping your Aussie happy and healthy begins with ensuring that he's got the best diet possible and many brands offer freeze-dried options.

Portrait of a happy old dog on her bed with a blue plush toy.

Consider Heating Pads for Dogs When the Weather Gets Cold

Heating pads for dogs, electric dog beds and even self-warming beds are all options to help keep your Aussie warm as the temperatures drop, especially as heating costs climb and you lower the thermostat.

Australian Shepherd puppy among Christmas ornaments and gifts.

Show Your Holiday Spirit With Australian Shepherd Christmas Ornaments

An Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament can be the perfect way to show your love for the breed or to pay tribute to a beloved pet. It can also be a great gift idea for any Aussie lovers on your list.

Portrait of Australian Shepherd dog while walking outdoors in the city.

Enrichment for Dogs: How To Keep Your Australian Shepherd Engaged

Enrichment for dogs doesn't just work their body, it works their brain as well and is vital in order to have a happy, well-balanced and engaged dog. Aussies love canine enrichment toys and activities.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd sniffing area rug.

Using a Dog Urine Neutralizer to Clean Dog Pee Stains

Dog urine neutralizer, machines for deep cleaning your carpet, spot removers: there are many products geared toward dog urine cleaning. How do you know what to use and when to use it for best results?

Young girl with blue merle Australian Shepherd outdoors.

Want to Adopt an Australian Shepherd? What You Need to Know

So you want to adopt an Australian Shepherd—good for you! In order to be sure about your choice to adopt an Aussie you need to learn as much as you can about this intelligent, active, and engaging breed.

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.

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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.

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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