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3 Year Old Aussie Has Gotten Aggressive and Needs Training

Hi all! We have an Australian Shepherd who is three years old. She has gotten more aggressive this past year and we aren’t sure why. She is very protective

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Need Advice Choosing Between Two Australian Shepherd Puppies

Hello, I would like to have some advice and some points of view because I have the choice between two puppies. One is way shyer than the other, what could

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Will My Australian Shepherd Ever Get Tired?

My Aussie isn’t even 6 months yet and he is always so active. We play with him a lot outside and take him for walks but he is never tired. As he gets older

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Is There Too Much White on My Puppy's Coat to Show Her?

Wondering if there is too much white on my pup. I know their coats can change but there is a lot of white on her face and hope this won't prevent me from

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Shadow and Ivy — The Calm and The Storm

Shadow is our 2.5 year old black-tri male and is the lover of all humans and afraid of frogs. He’s always so proper and mild-tempered that we call him

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My Australian Shepherd Puppy Has Been Having Diarrhea for Three Days

My Australian Shepherd puppy has been having diarrhea going on the third day now. It started out of nowhere on Sunday morning around 4:30. She’s still

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Is Lacey's Stack Okay?

Hi! I have a 8-month-old Australian Shepherd named Lacey. We got her from a renowned AKC Champion, and Westminster Merit Winner breeder in California and

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Trifexis Vs Simparica Trio

Our vet is encouraging us to switch from Trifexisto Simparica Trio. Anyone have any unfavorable results with Simparica? Our girl can sniff out the Trifexis

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Understanding the Australian Shepherd Temperament

Australian Shepherd temperament is unique and is part of what makes Aussies so attractive. It is what makes this breed particularly prized as working dogs and family dogs alike.

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Australian Shepherd Baby Cujo

I have a 10-week-old Australian Shepherd female. We’ve had her a week now. She has bitten me terribly on my hands and arms that I now have a jacket on

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Why Is My Australian Shepherd Fat and Lazy?

My Australian Shepherd is 22 months old and keeps gaining weight. He is up to 72 lbs. I cut his daily food allowance in half. It did not help. All he does

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Help! The Puppy Wants to Be Alpha

I have a 5.5-year-old female Australian Shepherd / Bearded Collie mix from the Humane Society. I adopted her when she was 2. She was found on the streets,

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Can I Give CBD to My Australian Shepherd With the MDR1 Mutation?

Hello, I would like to give CBDto my Australian Shepherd with MDR1 mutation but I have no information about toxicity of CBD for dogs with the MDR1 mutation.

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Palate (Roof of Mouth) Seems Swollen and Mushy

My almost 9 year old dog seemed to overnight have a very loose front tooth and palate (roof of mouth) seems swollen and mushy feeling. I took her to the

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Cooper, Our Funny Miniature Australian Shepherd

Cooper is a 7-month-old Miniature Australian Shepherd and he is a wild guy. He hasn’t had any formal training yet because of COVID-19 but he does know

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Aussie Puppy Conformation of Front Legs

Hi Aussie lovers! I’m new to the breed, but an experienced dog owner. Our Aussie boy is 5 months old and has completely stolen our hearts! Getting to

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Should We Get a Second Australian Shepherd? (Caveats Apply)

We have a 1.5 year Australian Shepherd who is a total velcro dog (and we love it). He is very social with both people and other dogs. To facilitate this

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Australian Shepherd Puppy Is Submissive Peeing Only With My Husband

Our 5-month-old male Australian Shepherd puppy (Murphy) is continuing to have peeing issues whenever my husband talks to him or comes close to him. My

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppy Hates the Sun

Our 11-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy seems to have trouble in the sun—not from being too hot, but he actually seems bothered by or afraid

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USA, Dickens, TX, 7 Months, Max

Max is a special needs boy as he has bad elbows but gets around good at this age. He is on special feed, Hills JD, for his joints and is on pain management

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Unpigmented Australian Shepherd Nose

Here is a precious red merle Australian Shepherd. She is 5 weeks old, but as you can see her nose is quite unpigmented. Has anyone had this experience

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US, VA, 8 Months, Zoey

Zoey is a wonderful loving puppy that needs a home at this time. I need to surrender her. My daughter has a tracheostomy and is having difficulty breathing.

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Guess What My Australian Shepherd Is Mixed With

We picked up our pup from a rescue. The mom is an Australian Shepherd that gave birth there but they don’t know what the dad is. The rescues guess was

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Australian Shepherd Training | Puppy Training and Dog Training

Australian Shepherd training from obedience training, behavior problems, leash pulling, aggression, barking, and biting to Aussie puppy training tips, crate training, house training, and more.

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Pet Portrait Paintings

Hello! I am a full time artist and animal lover! I paint beautiful watercolor portraits of your furry friends. It is the perfect way to celebrate or commemorate

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Mini Aussies in Floria

Hi Everyone! I have a 1 1/2 year old Mini Aussie named Margo. She is just the best dog. My husband recently accepted a job offer in Florida from Missouri.

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Our 4-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Won't Stop Piddling!

We don't know what to do or what NOT to do about Murphy's constant piddling. He has both submissive piddles and when he's excited. We are so frustrated.

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My Mini Aussie Herds, Nips, and Digs!

My 12-week-old Mini Aussie nips, herds, and digs! I take her on walks, play fetch, and tug throughout the day—every day, but she is still hyper enough

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How I Can Get My Australian Shepherd Unafraid of the Leash?

My 8-month-old Australian Shepherd is very scared of the leash. I've bought many different leashes and he's scared of them all. I need help on how to

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My Miniature Australian Shepherd Barks at People and Dogs on Walks

I have a 6-month-old Miniature Australian Shepherd and her name is Nova. She's super cute, smart, energetic, loving, and fun, but we have one issue of

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