How To Make My Aussie Stay Home?
by Jessica Ruppe
I have a 3 year old female Aussie. She is the smartest and sweetest dog I've ever had. The issue is her staying home. We live on a 500 acre farm next to my in-laws, who also have an Aussie. She likes spending her time at their home with their Aussie... so much so that it's like we don't even have a dog.
I don't want to fence her because it just seems unfair living where we do, but she is upsetting the "momma cows" and causing the calves to stray from them. She doesn't mean harm, she just wants to play. She's just never properly been trained to run cattle.
My in-laws are not happy... understandably. It's my own fault for not training her properly when she was a pup but she liked "hanging" with her buddy.
Is it too late to train her to stay at home and not to run the cattle without being told. She doesn't listen very well when it comes to the cattle.