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Are Australian Shepherds Escape Artists?

by Sue Johnson
(Richmond, VA)


I am considering getting an Australian Shepherd puppy and I'm wondering if they are the type of dog who constantly tries to escape. I had a Brittany and we couldn't even open the front door without her flying out and being gone for hours.

I now live in the city not too far from a busy road and that would be a real problem. I have a big backyard that is fully fenced, but can the dog still get out?

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Not mine.
by: Dave

My Aussie never does that, and for good reason. We have too much fun together! We live on 3 acres and he is outside on his own much of the day and never leaves the yard.

Australian Shepherds Are Very Trainable
by: Anonymous

Aussies are very smart and trainable, but they also have a herding instinct. Make sure you train your dog to stay when the front door is opened.

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