We recently acquired a 2 yr old gentle, low key, calm natured Aussie from a professional Aussie Breeder.
I took some advice from other families of Aussies and placed flags up around our backyard to use as a border, and for awhile they seemed to be working, however, today Puzzle leaped over those flags and went into the neighbor and took off after their 2 dogs. Teeth were not shown, I think he wanted to play more than anything, also there is a teenager who plays golf in his backyard directly in back of us with these two dogs, and Puzzle likes to try to chase his golf balls and bring them back to me to throw. I also have used the jar with stones and squeeker toy. It seems when he gets in that frame of mind he just refuses to come. And no, we are not allowed any fences here in Greendale.
I need your advice, help, ideas, etc... I let him know that mom was not happy at all that he did that, by scolding him, which I rarely need to do, and he's been especially quiet around me since then.
Cathy and Dale