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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

Blind Baby

by Sara
(Justice, Illinois, USA)

We adopted our Aussie at a rescue in Wisconsin. She's blind but she's still a dog. She was easy to get use to and she got use to us fast. We have another Aussie thats not blind but a little crazy. He chases flash lights and chases his shadow. We love are Aussies so much!!!!!!!!!

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Regarding your new blimd aussie
by: Jackie B

Hi Sara I adopted a blind aussie about two years ago to and have found him to be wonderful. When he needed to go out he did not recognize where doors were but did this activated jumping on me. Since ihe was full size, not a mini, it was hard until I understood that jumping up was for him a signal that he needed to go out. I understand from a dog specialist that dogs take a lot of their cues from seeing your face and you may have to teach him by other means and establish consistent voice commands. My dog understands everything I am telling him now. But he still jumps up if he hears someone coming or needs to go out to pee. He walks well on a leasch but does a lot of territorial peeing because he likes to know where he is and uses his nose to find the route he took when coming back with me. He feels secure on a leasch. Thought this would be helpful.I love this dog and would get the same kind again except I am 77 years old and can only handle one dog even though I have always had a dog. Good luck

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