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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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Beans the Aussie Belgian

This is Beans, and he has never been more happy than when in snow. He is completely fixated on a laser to the point that I no longer need a leash, wildly

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Simparica Trio Product

Do we need to dose our young Aussie Shepherd with this flea, tick, heartworm med? Any alternatives? I’ve read this breed is sensitive to a lot of drugs

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Is Search and Rescue Dog Training a Good Fit for Your Dog?

Search and rescue dog training can be a wonderful way for you and your dog to make a real difference in the community. What exactly is involved and would you and your Aussie work well as a rescue unit?

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USA, CT, 5 Years Old, Sam

I’m looking for someone who is an experienced dog owner who wants a very energetic Australian Shepherd. His name is Sam and he’s 5 years old. My boyfriend

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How To Treat A Dog Snake Bite

A dog snake bite can be one of the most serious health emergencies any pet owner can face. It's important for all owners to be aware of the dangers and know what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake.

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Training Your Dog to Come and Achieving a Reliable Recall

Training a dog to come is usually one of the first things owners will do, right after they've mastered sit and stay. Dog recall training is essential to keep your Australian Shepherd and others safe.

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The Average Cost of Dog Training and Your Best Options

The average cost of dog training is an extra expense that owners will have to take into consideration. There are several factors that affect the cost of training. Let's take a look at your best options.

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USA, Oregon, 10 Years Old, Riley

My name is Jamie. I have a beautiful sweet boy that needs a home. I am in Clackamas, Oregon. 503-757-2648

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What To Do When Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee, Wasp, or Hornet

A dog stung by a bee, wasp, hornet or other insect isn't an uncommon occurrence. Before your dog is stung, it is important to know what to do, what to have on hand, and the signs of an allergic reaction.

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What Is My Australian Shepherd Mixed With?

Hi! This is Asher. He is a 6 week old Australian Shepherd Mix (so we were told) and is said to grow to be about medium sized. He is the sweetest, most

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Jazzmine: My Angel in Disguise

In September of 2010 I found my dog soul mate. As the years went by I knew loosing her would be one the hardest things I would ever go through but I never

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Australian Shepherds and Small Children

How many people here have owned Australian Shepherds and raised small children at the same time? In your opinion, is it possible to have both at the same

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Lovely Color Red Tri, United States, WA, Female, 3 Years Old, Cinabun

Retiring from breeding. Very pretty Miniature American Shepherd. AKC registered. Small miniature.

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Do Australian Shepherd's Have Double Rear Dew Claws?

I bought two Australian Shepherd's from a breeder who showed us pics of the stud and had the female onsite with the puppies. When we got their shots and

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My Australian Shepherd Mix Is Aggressive Toward People

I have a male German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd. He is two and neutered. He has nipped four people. Is nipping common with Australian Shepherds? Want

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My Dog Has Cloudiness in One Eye and One Vet and Two Specialists Unsure Why

My 5-month-old Mini Aussie has heterochromia. We noticed his blue eye looked cloudy and immediately brought him to the vet. The vet had us see a specialist.

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Thyroid Medications Seem to Cause My Australian Shepherd to Be Itchy

My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. She had dry skinbut never appeared itchy or uncomfortable, but 4 days after

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Mini Aussie Terrified of New People and Places

My sweet Mini Aussie (15 lbs small) went into anaphylactic shock when she was about 8 months old, presumedly after she was bitten or stung by an insect.

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About Shorter Haired Australian Shepherds

Their hair grows out by 6 months if it hasn't grown out by then, she is most likely to be the working type, and probably will have shorter hair. I love

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Can a Short-Haired Australian Shepherd Really Be a Purebred Aussie?

A short-haired Australian Shepherd may seem unusual, but there's really no reason for concern. Hair length is just one of many common characteristics of the Australian Shepherd and it can vary greatly.

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Does Your Australian Shepherd Have a Ridge of Fur on the Bridge of Their Nose?

Anyone else’s Aussie have a ridge of fur on the bridge of their nose? I love it!! Our other two Aussie’s did not have this and I haven’t seen it before

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Australian Shepherd Puppy Training Steps to Success

Australian Shepherd puppy training is extremely important and should begin as early as possible. Aussies are known for their intelligence and need to be trained properly to avoid unwanted behavior.

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Sudden Submissive Urination With Our Female Australian Shepherd

My 1-year-old Aussie (female) has started over the past week becoming really insecure - and slinking around the house and exhibiting a lot of submissive

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United States, CT, 6 Years, Coco

Coco is a full bred Australian Shepherd blue merle. She is probably the most loving dog I have ever had. She is in good health and weighs about 34 pounds

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Playoff Games Can Be Nerve-Wracking!

Maximilian is a 19-month-old Aussie and loves the Bengals Football team! The playoff day was very stressful (we won 27-24) and it drove him to drinking

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Fearful of Collar and Leash

I am dog sitting this sweet little 6-month-old male Mini Aussie. My friend took a job for 8 months in Louisiana and I offered to keep him till she returns.

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The Halti Dog Harness: Pros and Cons

The Halti dog harness was created to address one of the biggest issues for most dog owners, pulling on the leash. Dogs who get overly excited or aggressive on-leash present a real problem for owners.

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What Is the Best Food for a 3-Month-Old Australian Shepherd?

We just got a full-blooded male Australian Shepherd. I don’t know much about them. I would like to know the best food for him. He is brown and white.

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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.

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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.

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