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Thinking of Getting a Toy as a Companion for My Aussie MixThinking of Getting a Toy as a Companion for My Aussie Mix

Thinking about getting a toy as a companion for my blind rescue mixed breed. Vet said Australian shepherd is dominant. She is 50 lbs. Any input greatly

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Consider Heating Pads for Dogs When the Weather Gets Cold

Heating pads for dogs, electric dog beds and even self-warming beds are all options to help keep your Aussie warm as the temperatures drop, especially as heating costs climb and you lower the thermostat.

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Children’s Chapter Book, "Ryder and Piper the Puppy"

Hello! I’ve written a children’s chapter book, Ryder and Piper the Puppy. I will include a bio of the book. The star of the book, Ryder is a pure breed

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Should I Get a Second Australian Shepherd?

My 22-month-old female Australian Shepherd (Mabel) loves to play with other dogs! Oh boy does she! I’d like to get her a brother or sister to play with

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Show Your Holiday Spirit With Australian Shepherd Christmas Ornaments

An Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament can be the perfect way to show your love for the breed or to pay tribute to a beloved pet. It can also be a great gift idea for any Aussie lovers on your list.

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Enrichment for Dogs: How To Keep Your Australian Shepherd Engaged

Enrichment for dogs doesn't just work their body, it works their brain as well and is vital in order to have a happy, well-balanced and engaged dog. Aussies love canine enrichment toys and activities.

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Breeders Specializing in Larger, Healthy Australian Shepherds

I've seen quite a lot of Australian Shepherds with their owners who are much bigger than the standard. They haven't been overweight, they have been very

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New Australian Shepherd Pup Just Started Cowering at Everything

We just acquired a 4-month-old male, about a week ago, as a potential working cow dog. He was raised by a lady but wasn’t worked or exposed to much. His

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Using a Dog Urine Neutralizer to Clean Dog Pee Stains

Dog urine neutralizer, machines for deep cleaning your carpet, spot removers: there are many products geared toward dog urine cleaning. How do you know what to use and when to use it for best results?

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Ozzy and Sydney Were Quite the Pair

A few weeks ago (9/23), I had to say goodbye to my best friend Ozzy (Blue Merle). He was just a few weeks shy of his 13th birthday. His kidneys had started

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Want to Adopt an Australian Shepherd? What You Need to Know

So you want to adopt an Australian Shepherd—good for you! In order to be sure about your choice to adopt an Aussie you need to learn as much as you can about this intelligent, active, and engaging breed.

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Question About Australian Shepherd Stud Service

I'm considering studding out my next male Australian Shepherd. I've never bred dogs before and I'm thinking about getting my feet wet by starting with

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Goofy Gretchen

Gretchen is absolutely the silliest dog I ever had. She's our second Aussie and does her best to keep the household interesting. We got her as a companion

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Australian Shepherd Excessive Shedding

Hi! My almost 4 year old intact Australian Shepherd is once again shedding A LOT!! She did this last February and now she is doing it again, starting in

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Need Advice About Iris Coloboma in Australian Shepherd Puppy

Hi there - we are supposed to pick up our new puppy, Sky, this week but the breeder has made us aware that she potentially could have iris coloboma. I’ve

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Why Is My Australian Shepherd All of a Sudden Uninterested in Playing Outside?

Hello! My Aussie is 2 years old and very active, we play outside and go for runs all the time. We play a lot of frisbee, fetch, and tug of war (she loves

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AKC Trick Dog Training: Everything Aussie Owners Need To Know

Trick dog training is an exciting option that the AKC offers to all breeds. It can be a great way for you and your dog to bond and to take your obedience training or agility training to the next level.

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How to Get Our 7-Month-Old Australian Shepherd to Calm Down at Night?

We have a 7-month-old Australian Shepherd puppy from x 5 generation show lines (I mention this because I want to emphasize he's not working dog line).

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Reactive Dog? How to Stop Dog Reactivity Before It Leads to Aggression

A reactive dog can be a real challenge but it is not something that you simply have to live with. If you work with your dog properly, you can help to ease his reactive behavior and make life a lot easier.

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Shaving an Australian Shepherd: The Great Debate

Shaving an Australian Shepherd is one of the most controversial topics that Aussie owners will face. There is a lot of debate on this subject and it can be difficult to know what the best approach is.

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” - Josh Billings

Sookie, our 13 year old Mini Aussie mix went to heaven last night to see and play with her brother Sam.🐶 Sookie was pure love from the moment she entered

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HELP!! Fostering 5-Month-Old Aussie Mix—Eye Issues?

We just took in this sweet pup Simon over the weekend. We were aware he was born deaf but caught by surprise when given eye medication. Both eyes are cloudy

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What Is an Australian Shepherd? Learn More About This Exceptional Breed

What Is an Australian Shepherd? That's a question that has surprisingly varied answers. If you are getting an Aussie or would like to learn more about this incredible breed, let's take a closer look.

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Why Take the Canine Good Citizen Test With Your Australian Shepherd?

A dog that has passed the Canine Good Citizen Test is better prepared to be a polite and respectful member of society and exhibit a strong bond with his owner. Find out more about how to get started.

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Australian Shepherd Nipping at Strangers

We have a 9-month-old un-neutered Australian Shepherd that has started being less than happy with strangers and sometimes nipping. He is on-leash in public

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What Gives My Greyish Bi Australian Shepherd His Unique Coloring?

I have an Aussie that is grey and white, he looks like a red bi except instead of red he is grey. Although in some areas he looks a little red. Does anyone

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Food Guarding in Dogs: What to Do to Keep Everyone Safe

Food guarding in dogs can lead to aggressive and dangerous behavior, so it needs to be corrected as soon as possible to avoid problems. It's important to work with your dog to overcome guarding behavior.

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Are BIXBI Dog Food and Treats Really "Damn Near Perfect"?

BIXBI dog food and BIXBI treats are all sourced and created in the USA with only the freshest of ingredients. So what is all the buzz about and does this brand really stand out from the pack?

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11-Month-Old Adopted Australian Shepherd Will Not Come Near My Husband or She Barks at Him

We recently adopted an 11-month-old Aussie that was being rehomed by the breeder. She was obviously neglected, fleas, weight loss, no socialization or

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USA, NY, 13mo, Ozzy

I have had Ozzy since he was a puppy and he is an independent, high energy, loving and silly boy who needs a home where he can roam and play and be doted

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