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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Cooper The Court Jester

by Wilda

Cooper is only four months old. We got him at 8 weeks. Little did we know what a funny little guy he would be. We got him after our Australian Shepherd, Luke died at age 5 from epilepsy. The void was so deep, and I really wanted a playmate for our Chi, so we got Cooper, a toy Aussie.

He didn't look anything like my Luke, which was good, but I thought he was kind of "funny looking". Not love at first sight, but cute in an off beat sort of way. I held him in my arms, and decided to take him; how could I say no to that funny face (chances were no one would want him). So we brought him home, and he's just been making us laugh and pull our hairs out all at the same time.

I love watching him run in the grass and play an espionage game all by himself. He hides in the grass, with only his nose and eye showing, and then he jumps on the invisible enemy. He insists on carrying every leaf he can find in his mouth, and then throw it up in the air, and try to catch it again. He follows me into every room, and in every room he finds something to play with (bite/chew). He's always watching me for cues, as to whether stop, go, turn, etc., and he does it with joy and leaping.

I'm growing to love this little guy... I'm sure once his teething, and house training are done, it will be alot better; now if only the Chi would take to him like a friend/brother instead of the competition... I pray all in good time. In the meantime, we continue to enjoy this little guy and antics, and look forward to many years of laughter with him.

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your new little aussi
by: Anonymous

I have my first aussie who is 6 mo old now. I love this dog. She energizes me.

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