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Australian Shepherd Lovers Newsletter -- The Website Is Now Secure (HTTPS)... But I Need Your Help!
November 14, 2017

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The Website Is Now Secure (HTTPS)...
But I Need Your Help!

I recently updated the site to use a secure connection so the URL you will see when on the site will start with HTTPS (instead of just HTTP). It has taken a lot of work to do this but it improves your privacy and security when on the site.

Of course, you're not doing your banking on the site, but I say, "more security is always better than less security."

"Aussie Bi-Weekly" Puzzle Problems?

If you are subscribed to the Aussie Bi-Weekly Special Feature (Aussie photos, pet cartoons, dog quotes, and online puzzles) there could be in issue with the online puzzle not working. Fortunately, there seems to be an easy fix.

Up by the URL location bar in your browser (where you see the link to the page you are on) you should see a little lock icon. This indicates that the site is secure. Just click on the lock icon and you should get a little pop-down menu which will tell you that some elements on the page have not loaded. You just have to tell your browser that it is okay to allow the puzzle to load. Click on "Allow" or "Allow and Remember" and that should do the trick.

If you DON'T have a website, blog, or Facebook page, etc. about dogs or specifically related to Aussies feel free to skip the rest of this intro and go to the newsletter below.

For everyone else... I need your help with updating your existing links to OR adding links as soon as possible if you don't have them already.

For Everyone With A Website, Blog, Facebook Page, etc.

I seriously need your help if you have a website, blog, Facebook page, etc. Please update the link to include the "s" after "http" in your link to us. For example, a link to our home page would now look like this:

Switching to HTTPS is a change that Google has become more and more insistent about, threatening to penalize sites (with lower ranking in search results) who didn't make the switch. Ironically, Google will also punish sites like that have made the switch!

What's Google's Problem?
And Why I Need You To Update Or Add Links To As Soon As Possible

Search engines, like Google sort of see the old "http" version and the new secure "https" version as separate sites. Google sees links to a website, like, that come from other websites like a "vote" for the value of that website. All of the links to the website now are to the old "http" version, but very few are going to the new "https" version.

So there is a risk that when someone searches the web for information about "Australian Shepherds" Google will not show in the search results.

If You Don't Have A Link To Us Yet...

Please add a link from your page to our website. You can find more info about adding a link to us here. If you have a WEBSITE, BLOG, FACEBOOK PAGE, etc. that is related to dogs or specifically to Aussies I really need your help to get as many links to as possible.

Since I've spent over a decade building the site and our Aussie community I don't want to see the whole thing go down in flames. Also, it's no fun building a website that no one sees!

Adding a link to the website really helps me out and is very much appreciated.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks everyone!


~ Anton

Website|Facebook|Aussie Ebook|Dog Training Videos

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

In This Issue:

New Articles

Reader's Aussies

T-Shirt of the Month

Photo of the Month

Cartoon of the Month

Aussie Rescue

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New Articles

Article ImageDoes Your Pet Really Need A Dog Supplement?

Using a dog supplement has become a popular choice but what supplements should you use and are they necessary?

Article ImageDogs Clothes: Everyone's Crazy 'Bout A Sharp Dressed Dog

Dogs clothes may seem quite frivolous but they range from being just fun and fanciful to being practical and safe.

Article ImageProvide A Proper Canine Diet With These Tips

A good canine diet can mean different things depending on the breed, age, health and activity level of your dog.

Article ImagePut Safety First With Safety Dog Collars

Safety dog collars can be the most important investment you make in order to care for and keep your dog safe.

Article ImageThe Do's And Don'ts Of Housebreaking Dogs

Housebreaking dogs is one thing dog owners wish they could avoid. Here are some tips to help you get through it.

Article ImageEverything You Need To Know About Puppy Teeth

Have questions about puppy teeth? Find out more about teething in dogs, how long it takes, and caring for your pup.

Article ImageKeep Your Dog Thinking With Ingenious Dog Puzzles

Dog puzzles are a great way to engage your dog's mind, fight boredom and keep them from more destructive behavior.

Australian Shepherd Photos

Reader's Aussies—Create a Page About Your Aussie

How Aussome Is Your Aussie? Why not tell us about them?! Create a page all about your Aussie and include up to 4 photos!

>> Create a Page All About Your Aussie Here

Aussie T-Shirt of the Month

"Soft Aussie, Warm Aussie, Little Ball Of Fur..."

Australian Shepherd T-Shirt Of The Month

Pick Your Size/Color/Style Here |  Check Out Other Aussie T-Shirts

Preshrunk Cotton Aussie T-Shirt - Guys/Ladies Tee, Sweatshirt, Hoodie and Longsleeve Styles Available.

Photo of the Month

Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month



This is Apache. He's 7 yrs old and loves spending time up in Maine. Here he is in Acadia National Park. Photo shared by John Chuchla from Brooklyn, NY.

See full size photo here:
Australian Shepherd Photo of the Month

>> Submit Your BEST Aussie Photos Here

Cartoon of the Month

Cartoon Of The Month

Download Your Copy Today... New Version 2 is Here!

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care For those of you who are not familiar with our ebook "Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care," it is a guide that has proven popular with our readers and includes hundreds of photos submitted by fellow Aussie Lovers like you.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the project with photo submissions and purchases of the ebook as it not only gives you the information you need, but it's one of the ways that helps us to be able to keep doing what we do.

Thanks again for being part of our Aussie Community and supporting our efforts! ~ Anton

Learn More

Don't have your copy yet? Order it here and download it today!

Learn By Watching How A Professional Dog Trainer Does It!

Recommended Online Dog Training Program...

Professional Dog Trainer, Doggy DanI highly recommend professional dog trainer and dog behaviorist "Doggy Dan" and his comprehensive video-based online dog training program.

Dan's program covers everything from the foundations of dog training, to obedience training, and just about any behavior problem you are likely to face...

See what Dan's Program has to offer... TAKE A LOOK HERE

Are You Into Dog Agility Training?

AgilityHoundz.comAustralian Shepherds are such incredible agility athletes and it's a great way to train, exercise, and bond with your Aussie. So I wanted to be sure to let you know about the new site for dog agility fans...
>> Share your agility experiences and photos here...

Aussie Rescue

Rescue Listings Page

Aussie Rescue Organizations

Australian Shepherd Breeders

Calling All Breeders—If you are an Australian Shepherd breeder please make sure your listing is up to date. I have made many improvements to the Premium Listings (and dramatically reduced the annual subscription). Whether you opt for that or want to continue with a free listing I still need to hear from you. You can find out more at the following link or email me if you have any questions.

Breeders Directory

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Twitter: To follow us on Twitter visit this link and click "Follow".

Until Next Time...

Check back with us often as we are always adding more great information. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see on

We love to hear from fellow Australian Shepherd Lovers like you. Send us your ideas, your feedback and photos/stories of your Aussie so we can include them on the site.

All the Best and Woof!

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