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New Aussie Mom
I got an Aussie pup as a companion for my weiner dog because my other dog is old and has arthritis and doesn't play with him anymore, but my Aussie is a 6 months old and very rough with my weiner dog.
With me and my daughters schedule, he's only crated 8 am til 12:30 and then he has the run of the house til 3:00 and is crated again until I get home at 5:30. He loves his crate and is even restless at bedtime until I open the crate for him to go in and go to sleep.
I just feel like a failure because I work a 2nd job every evening typing but I'm at home with him and I try to throw the ball during my typing. He hates the leash and is scared to death of car rides and then throws up in the car.
I feel bad that I don't exercise him due to my work schedules and thought him and my weiner dog would play more but my Aussie being so rough with my weiner dog, they only play for short periods.
I have a fenced in yard and doggie door so he's always in and out and running around getting into things he shouldn't. I feel guilty and feel that I'm not giving him what he needs.
I am scheduled to start training sessions next month because I've never had to train my other dogs but my Aussie definitely needs it. I'm just worried I'm not giving him what he needs. Does every Aussie parent run and exercise their Aussie every single day?