Is My Aussie Normal?
(Federal Way, WA)
My Auss is now almost 9 months. She acts more like a lazy old dog than a puppy since I got her at 4 months. She's not at all excited about fetching whether its balls or frizbees. She does it 2 or 3 times and then doesn't come back with the ball or gets the frizbee and wanders off chewing on it. She likes tug of war with a rope. She just seems less than thrilled to play.
The vet has checked her out and there is nothing wrong that we know of health wise with her. She is very lovey. She loves to lay on the couch, chew a bone, belly rubs, or play with her sister a almost 9 month old Border Collie. They rough house outside pretty good. She runs around with her, chewing on her and chasing her. It seems like she hates anything with structure.
She is obsessed with the hose and will drink and drink from it. She LOVES the sprinklers and can't get enough. But she hates the water at the beach. She hates to be told to come. She hates to come in the house when she doesn't want to—she just won't listen and literally walks away from me. She is very stubborn but the slightest bit of scolding really upsets her. And if I over do it (which isn't much) she will pee submissively which she has done since I received her at 4 months.
She growls and barks at dogs or other things on tv. She seems almost ADD. She will be running and not pay attention and sometimes run in to walls or fall off the couch. People say Aussie's are really smart and such great dogs. She growls and barks at people or other dogs when I walk her around the neighborhood too. She just seems like a odd dog with many issues. Just wondering if any other Aussie owners have experienced a dog like this one?