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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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Jackson Marks

Jackson is fourteen years old and he comes from Jackson Mississippi from a horse show. My sister was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get home. The minute

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Does the Eye Color of Australian Shepherds Pose a Risk When Breeding?

Does the eye color of your Australian Shepherd make any difference in breeding? By that I mean is it a danger or risk of eye problems to have the mother

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Older Australian Shepherd Not Adjusting and Seems Scared of Me

I just adopted a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd who was living on a farm with a large family. Since he's been in our home he runs away any time we get

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Possible Eye Defect in Australian Shepherd Puppy?

We are looking at purchasing this 5 week old Australian Shepherd. She is a blue merle. Dad was black tri, mum was red merle. We met her and after swooning

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Looking Into Buying a Miniature Australian Shepherd, But...

There is a 7-month-old Miniature Australian Shepherd that was pretty much neglected, it was owned by seniors most of its puppyhood, that I am looking into

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Australian Shepherd Chewing on Baseboard

Hi there! So I know a bored Aussie will become destructive and I know this is what’s happening, but we’re lost with what else to do for her. We took her

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What To Do When I Am Injured and Cannot Play Frisbee With My Australian Shepherd?

For the past 2 years, I have played frisbee, practically every day, and it has caught up with me. I am not a doctor, so I cannot diagnose myself, but I

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Trying to Determine What Colour My Australian Shepherd Puppy Is

Hi there. I recently adopted a puppy who was being fostered. I understand that she is a red merle Australian Shepherd. This is my first Aussie dog and

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Tell Me About Your Mini American Shepherds!

My boyfriend and I have been researching and deciding on a dog breed for the past 2.5 years and have decided on adding a Mini American Shepherd to our

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6-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Not Sleeping Through the Night

My boy is 6 months old. At night, he sleeps in his kennel in the living room, our bedrooms are upstairs. He has been doing a great job sleeping in the

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Australian Shepherd Showing Sudden Aggression Toward Other Animals

My 6 (almost 7)-year-old Australian Shepherd in the past 3 weeks has started attacking our other animals. Twice our cat and just today our 15-year-old

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Does a Litter of Only Two Puppies Create Bonding Issues in the First 8 Weeks?

I was recently informed that a litter that I had put a deposit down on had only 2 pups as a result of a slip tie. Can a slip tie cause a limited number

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Worried About the Appearance of the Nipples of a Retired Australian Shepherd Dam

Hi! I recently adopted a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd and I've been worried about the appearance of her nipples. Some are pretty distended and others

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Is This Australian Shepherd Puppy a Merle?

Hello, we are purchasing an Australian Shepherd puppy in June! I have been looking at other Australian Shepherd puppies and ours seems to look different.

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Puppy Hates Being Picked Up for Potty Run

Hi, we adopted a lovely 10-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy three days ago. From his second day home we began to potty train him. Our puppy

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Housebreaking a 5-Month-Old Australian Shepherd

My Aussie is almost 5 months old and still not housebroken. I am an experienced dog and Aussie owner and have never had this much trouble housebreaking

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Need Help With My Dog's Whining

I need to find out how to stop the whining problem. My toy Aussie has two issues if I could take care of or figure out what to do would be excellent. He

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Temporary Foster Care: USA, Redmond, Washington, 9 Months, Bodie

Bodie is an intact male Australian Shepherd. We are in the process of moving and looking for temporary foster care, preferably close to our home in Redmond,

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11 Week Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Biting Aggressively

Hello, I am reaching out today about my 11 week old male Australian Shepherd, Ranger. Ranger is a real smart pup already has learned sit, stay, and down,

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Sudden Hair Loss in 6-Year-Old De-Sexed Male Blue Merle Australian Shepherd

My lovely 6-year-old Australian Shepherd (Buddy) has recently started to lose clumps of hair all over and has lost basically all undercoat—his coat is

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What's the Best Adult Dog Food to Transition Puppies To?

Looking for suggestions. We have a month old Aussie/Collie cross and a 9-month-old purebred Australian Shepherd. The older one we had problems with her

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How Much Activity Is Enough for a Puppy?

Hi everyone, We are going to be getting our first puppy, a Mini Australian Shepherd, on May 5th :) We are all very excited (my husband, son 12, daughter

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Yikes!!! My Miniature Australian Shepherd Barks and Bares Her Teeth at My Husband

I have a 2-year-old Miniature Australian Shepherd. To be honest I got her because she was cute and I had just lost another dog. I didn’t know much about

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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