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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care


by Sam
(Jefferson City, Missouri, USA)

Diggins on our deck his second day here

Diggins on our deck his second day here

Diggins was born on May 13, 2009. We named him Diggins because that was the town that we got him from. He is verry playful, and gets lonely easily. He has the cutest bark, and he is SUCH a lap dog. He will sit in your lap or lay beside you for hours if you let him.

We are working on training him currently, but he wont pay attention. He is starting to learn his name, and when he gets that down, I think he will be able to get everything else. From what I have learned, they are eager learners, I think that right now he is just to exited about his new place to learn anything yet (we have only had him 4 days).

He is an outside dog, and he is VERRY smart. We put him in a small pen his first night and within 10 minutes, then we put him on our deck. We woke up the next morning and he was sleeping on the mat in front of our front door, he had slid through the bars on the deck. So we put the small fence around the deck, we figured he cant jump and squeeze at the same time, and it has worked so far. He is shy, but verry playfull underneath. He chews on anything he can get his paws on. We love him SO much.

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That's terrible!
by: Anonymous

How can you possibly say you love him when you leave him outside? I hope you come to your senses. And you wonder why he doesn't listen to you..!

Never Outside
by: Anonymous

My Sampson is a ten month rescue and if I left him outside for long he'd punish me for it. Do yourself a favor if you love Diggins bring him inside the house, or you aren't going to bond with him the way you should, and trust me when he gets to the age of challenge (8-10 months) you will most definitely suffer for it!

Same thing
by: Jamey

I guess I wasn't the only one that was unhappy when I read about the outside Aussie. I hope they read these comments and changed their minds about leaving Diggins outside.

Unhappy Aussie
by: Anonymous

I guess you haven't done to much research on Aussies. I feel sorry for Diggins if you continue to leave him "Outside". Aussies are very much People dogs and want to be with their family all the time. I hope you allow Diggins to become an "Inside" dog because he will not be happy as an outside dog.

Outside dog?
by: Anonymous

Aussie are not meant to be outside dogs they need to be with someone as much as possible.

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