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Are Aussies Really The Best Dog For Me?
We have been considering adding another dog to our family for over a year now and we have settled on an Aussie, but before we make the big leap I want to ask a few questions.
Some places I read that Aussies are eager to please and easy to train. Other places I read that they try to be dominant and you have to be firm. Which one is it?
Second, I want a dog that will let me know when something is wrong. I like that they are protective, but I live in a neighborhood with an HOA. I also live near the mailbox. People walk by my house often! Our dog now spends most evenings inside but when she is outside she does give a few lazy barks to let them know she is there, but doesn't go crazy. (It did take some training with a water bottle to get her to this point.) Is living by the mailbox with an Aussie asking for trouble?
Last question, we have 6 kids. Are Aussies good with everyone in the family or do they choose one person?
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