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Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com Newsletter #024

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Training Your Aussie Is Worth It!

In our Question and Answer Aussie Forum we get a lot of questions about problems that could be avoided or resolved with training. But there is more to dog training than just getting your dog to obey a few simple commands and doing a few tricks. Lack of proper training can be more than just embarrassing, it can be dangerous for your dog, other dogs and people - and you. In doing research for an upcoming series of articles on dog biting it was especially apparent how devastating the consequences of lack of training can be.

The cost of investing in a training program is small compared to the possible liability of having an improperly trained dog! A couple of popular programs we recommend are Puppy and Dog Training with Dove Cresswell and Secrets of Dog Training with Daniel Stevens. But whichever program you choose please make sure to train your Aussie -- you'll be glad you did.

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In This Issue:

- Facebook Page Almost At 1000 Fans!

- New Articles:

    - Essentials of Leash Training a Dog

    - Dog Separation Anxiety

    - Want A Career In Dog Training?

    - What You Should Know About Dog Food Ingredients

- Photo of the Month

- Dog Quote for Today

Facebook Page Almost At 1000 Fans!

We are about to pass the 1000 fan milestone on our Facebook page. If you haven't joined yet I'd like to invite you to visit http://www.facebook.com/AustralianShepherdLovers and click on "Like" at the top of the page to become a member.

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Dog Leash Training - Essentials of Leash Training a Dog

Many owners fail to take the necessary time for leash training a dog. Without even realizing it, they reward pulling by walking faster. Anytime that he pulls, you should stop and wait. Consistency is important. Everyone that walks him should understand the rules. It is in your and your dog’s best interest. Owners are sometimes pulled down. Dogs sometimes pull loose and run out into traffic. This kind of behavior is due to failure to train...

>> More - Dog Leash Training

Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog separation anxiety can be frustrating for both the pet and the owner. It is similar to the behavior a child might display when left at a sitter or daycare. Children usually grow out of it, if the situation is handled properly. Dogs need special training in order to overcome it. The symptoms may include excessive barking, panting or salivating. It might start as soon as you close the door to leave for the day or it could begin as soon as you get your coat or shoes...

>> More - Dog Separation Anxiety

Want A Career In Dog Training?

Planning for a Dog Training Career - A career in dog training can be very rewarding, especially if you are an animal lover. You can specialize in teaching certain breeds such as Australian Shepherds and other herding dogs. Or you can go to work at a school that trains all breeds including pound dogs...

>> More - Want A Career In Dog Training?

What You Should Know About Dog Food Ingredients

Reading a list of dog food ingredients is not much different from reading the label of processed foods meant for human consumption. The items on the list will vary, but both lists may be very long. Here’s how to figure out what your pets are really eating...

>> More - About Dog Food Ingredients

Photo of the Month

Australian Shepherd puppy Chooka enjoying the pool. Says owner, Michelle Kreell, "We were at Misquamicut Beach but the beach was closed due to hurricane Bill. He didn't mind at all, ha ha. We just set up a kiddie pool for him. Chooka is 6 months here."

>> Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month

Dog Quote for Today

"It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies."

- Sir Ranulph Fiennes


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Anton and Levi

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