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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Australian Shepherd Articles

Below you will find our new Australian Shepherd articles chronologically from newest to oldest. If you are a writer and would like to submit an article please contact us and let us know about your idea. If you would like to create a page all about your Aussie you can find the submission form here.

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Australian Shepherd in tub covered in dog shampoo suds.

Why Choosing the Right Shampoo for Dogs Is So Important

Choosing a shampoo for dogs may not seem like a serious process, but when you see what the wrong dog shampoo can do, I think you'll agree how important it is.

Australian Shepherd sitting on dog car seat cover.

What You Need To Know About Getting a Car Seat Cover For Dogs

Explore the benefits of a car seat cover for dogs. Protect your car, keep your pet comfy, and ensure safer travels. Discover the best dog car seat options.

Dog wearing a red martingale collar.

Better Leash Manners: Martingale Dog Collar and Harness

Equip your Aussie with a Martingale dog collar for secure, humane, and effective leash training. Discover how to easily improve your daily walks today!

Blue merle Australian Shepherd sitting on green park bench.

Don't Overlook Lung Disease in Dogs—Spot the Signs

Is your dog struggling to breathe? Learn about the signs and symptoms of lung disease in dogs, treatments, and how to maintain your Aussie's respiratory health.

Dog running down street away from fireworks.

Have a Calm Dog During Fireworks: Easy Steps You Can Take

If you want a calm dog during fireworks there are some easy things you can do to help. Fireworks displays can be a highly traumatizing event for your dog and you need to know what steps you can take.

Australian Shepherd looking at fresh dog food.

Why Choose a Fresh Dog Food Brand for Your Aussie?

What are the best fresh dog foods and should you switch your dog over to a fresh diet? With more and more fresh alternatives, it's worth discussing the difference they can make for your dog's health.

Australian Shepherd puppy getting dog training treat.

Dog Training Treats: Finding The Right Treats and Treat Bags

Choosing dog training treats can make all the difference in your dog's learning process whether you're doing simple obedience training or teaching your dog specific tricks or skills, treats will help.

Red merle Australian Shepherd puppy on leash.

Do You Have the Best Dog Training Tools You Need to Succeed?

The proper dog training tools are essential whether you are teaching basic obedience or specialized skills or tricks. With the right equipment, you have a better chance of getting the results you want.

Australian Shepherd puppy sitting on grass beside trainer.

Methods of Dog Training: Finding What Works Best for You

There are many different methods of dog training and it can be overwhelming. To be successful, you need to figure out which training technique, or combination, will work the best for you and your dog.

Winking Australian Shepherd puppy.

Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home and Yard for Your New Aussie

Puppy-proofing is a way to ensure that both your house and yard are safe environments for your new Aussie. Some items that may seem fairly safe could actually present a tremendous threat to your puppy.

Red merle Australian Shepherd standing on slate floor.

Heart Disease in Dogs and How It Can Affect Your Aussie

Heart disease in dogs is a serious problem. As with humans, heart disease can manifest in many different ways and, in most cases, it will have little or no symptoms until it reaches a serious degree.

Australian Shepherd laying on grass on sunny day.

Idiopathic Head Tremors in Dogs Can Be Mistaken for Epilepsy

Idiopathic head tremors in dogs, also known as idiopathic head tremor syndrome (IHTS) can be disturbing to see as your dog exhibits an uncontrollable shaking of the head. How concerned should you be?

Tri-colored Australian Shepherd shows its teeth while barking.

Types of Aggression in Dogs Aussie Owners Need to Know About

Aggression in dogs is common and it should be a cause for concern. There are many different types of dog aggression and your first step in dealing with the issue is recognizing and understanding them.

English Pointer mix with oral papilloma on lip.

Canine Oral Papilloma Virus In Dogs: What You Need to Know

Oral papilloma virus in dogs is quite common, however, that doesn't mean that you should take it lightly as it can be very contagious. It's important to recognize its signs and symptoms and control it.

Australian Shepherd sitting on hay with storm clouds in background.

The Secret to Stopping Your Dog From Licking You and Others

How do I stop my dog from licking me? It's a common question among owners with overly affectionate pups. This can become a nuisance. But, there are ways that you can stop your dog from licking people.

Australian Shepherd sitting on hay with storm clouds in background.

How to Help Calm Your Dog During a Storm and Keep Them Safe

Figuring out how to calm your dog during a storm can be a real issue for any owner. Fearful reactions to storms are common among dogs, even normally even-tempered breeds like the Australian Shepherd.

Red merle Australian Shepherd standing in field.

The Liver Disease Symptoms in Dogs You Need to Watch For

Liver disease symptoms in dogs can be a real challenge since they can be similar to those of other illnesses. As a result, liver disease in dogs is often missed until it has reached an advanced stage.

Woman sitting in hatchback of car with her Australian Shepherd.

Proper Dog Park Etiquette Rules You May Not Be Aware Of

What is proper dog park etiquette? It's important to know in order to ensure your dog's safety and the safety of all the other dogs and owners. Here are some rules and tips you may not have thought of.

Lady scratching ear of red merle Australian Shepherd.

Vestibular Disease in Dogs and What It Means for Your Aussie

Vestibular disease in dogs, also known as old dog vestibular syndrome, can be caused by several things. While the symptoms related to this condition can be frightening, the prognosis is generally good.

Australian Shepherd running in the park.

How Luxating Patella in Dogs Can Affect Your Aussie

Luxating patella in dogs is a common occurrence and, fortunately, can often be easily treated. It's important to understand the condition and the steps you can take to treat patellar luxation in dogs.

Rescue dog in a harness sitting on a concrete ring.

Is Search and Rescue Dog Training a Good Fit for Your Dog?

Search and rescue dog training can be a wonderful way for you and your dog to make a real difference in the community. What exactly is involved and would you and your Aussie work well as a rescue unit?

Rattlesnake caution sign.

How To Treat A Dog Snake Bite

A dog snake bite can be one of the most serious health emergencies any pet owner can face. It's important for all owners to be aware of the dangers and know what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake.

Young Australian Shepherd running across grass toward camera.

Training Your Dog to Come and Achieving a Reliable Recall

Training a dog to come is usually one of the first things owners will do, right after they've mastered sit and stay. Dog recall training is essential to keep your Australian Shepherd and others safe.

Owner giving treats to red merle Australian Shepherd during dog training.

The Average Cost of Dog Training and Your Best Options

The average cost of dog training is an extra expense that owners will have to take into consideration. There are several factors that affect the cost of training. Let's take a look at your best options.

Dog's white paw next to bumblebee.

What To Do When Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee, Wasp, or Hornet

A dog stung by a bee, wasp, hornet or other insect isn't an uncommon occurrence. Before your dog is stung, it is important to know what to do, what to have on hand, and the signs of an allergic reaction.

Close-up of beautiful and happy Australian Shepherd on forest path.

Shaving an Australian Shepherd: The Great Debate

Shaving an Australian Shepherd is one of the most controversial topics that Aussie owners will face. There is a lot of debate on this subject and it can be difficult to know what the best approach is.

Short-haired blue merle Australian Shepherd standing on a field of grass.

Can a Short-Haired Australian Shepherd Really Be a Purebred Aussie?

A short-haired Australian Shepherd may seem unusual, but there's really no reason for concern. Hair length is just one of many common characteristics of the Australian Shepherd and it can vary greatly.

Australian Shepherd puppy training on leash outdoors.

Australian Shepherd Puppy Training Steps to Success

Australian Shepherd puppy training is extremely important and should begin as early as possible. Aussies are known for their intelligence and need to be trained properly to avoid unwanted behavior.

Black dog on pink Halti leash sitting by the sea.

The Halti Dog Harness: Pros and Cons

The Halti dog harness was created to address one of the biggest issues for most dog owners, pulling on the leash. Dogs who get overly excited or aggressive on-leash present a real problem for owners.

Close-up of red merle Australian Shepherd's nose.

The Nose Knows In Dog Scent Training And Nosework

Dog scent training is not just for police dogs or drug tracking dogs. Nosework can be employed by just about any dog, for a specific purpose or just for fun.

Australian Shepherd running on grass with dog toy.

How to Handle a High Energy Dog Like an Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd owners know they are high energy dogs. To avoid any behavioral problems and make life easier for you and your Aussie, you need to find creative ways to help him work off the energy.

Lady on her laptop with Australian Shepherd.

The Benefits of Online Dog Training vs Expensive In-Person Training

Online dog training is a fairly recent innovation but it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for dog owners who want to start their puppy off on the right paw or to train their adult dog.

Australian Shepherd puppy lying on grass.

How to Develop Puppy Bite Inhibition in Your New Australian Shepherd

Puppy bite inhibition is an important behavior to teach. The sooner your pup learns what type of mouthing or nipping is acceptable and what is not, the better. So, what exactly is dog bite inhibition?

Lady in pet store holding a bag of dog food.

Looking for Australian Shepherd Dogs for Sale? Don't Get Scammed

Finding Australian Shepherd dogs for sale may be easy, but before you make that purchase you need to carefully think it through and make sure that you are getting the best, healthiest puppy possible.

Lady in pet store holding a bag of dog food.

AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles and What They Mean

What are the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles and why should they matter to you as a responsible dog owner? Make sure that your Aussies are getting the best, most nutritious diet that they possibly can.

Australian Shepherd on ice-covered, windy beach.

Freeze-Dried Dog Food: Is It The Right Choice For Your Dog?

Are you considering trying freeze-dried dog food or treats? Keeping your Aussie happy and healthy begins with ensuring that he's got the best diet possible and many brands offer freeze-dried options.

Portrait of a happy old dog on her bed with a blue plush toy.

Consider Heating Pads for Dogs When the Weather Gets Cold

Heating pads for dogs, electric dog beds and even self-warming beds are all options to help keep your Aussie warm as the temperatures drop, especially as heating costs climb and you lower the thermostat.

Australian Shepherd puppy among Christmas ornaments and gifts.

Show Your Holiday Spirit With Australian Shepherd Christmas Ornaments

An Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament can be the perfect way to show your love for the breed or to pay tribute to a beloved pet. It can also be a great gift idea for any Aussie lovers on your list.

Portrait of Australian Shepherd dog while walking outdoors in the city.

Enrichment for Dogs: How To Keep Your Australian Shepherd Engaged

Enrichment for dogs doesn't just work their body, it works their brain as well and is vital in order to have a happy, well-balanced and engaged dog. Aussies love canine enrichment toys and activities.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd sniffing area rug.

Using a Dog Urine Neutralizer to Clean Dog Pee Stains

Dog urine neutralizer, machines for deep cleaning your carpet, spot removers: there are many products geared toward dog urine cleaning. How do you know what to use and when to use it for best results?

Young girl with blue merle Australian Shepherd outdoors.

Want to Adopt an Australian Shepherd? What You Need to Know

So you want to adopt an Australian Shepherd—good for you! In order to be sure about your choice to adopt an Aussie you need to learn as much as you can about this intelligent, active, and engaging breed.

Woman at park with blue merle Australian Shepherd.

AKC Trick Dog Training: Everything Aussie Owners Need To Know

Trick dog training is an exciting option that the AKC offers to all breeds. It can be a great way for you and your dog to bond and to take your obedience training or agility training to the next level.

Australian Shepherd dog portrait at beach.

Reactive Dog? How to Stop Dog Reactivity Before It Leads to Aggression

A reactive dog can be a real challenge but it is not something that you simply have to live with. If you work with your dog properly, you can help to ease his reactive behavior and make life a lot easier.

Australian Shepherd dog on colorful background.

What Is an Australian Shepherd? Learn More About This Exceptional Breed

What Is an Australian Shepherd? That's a question that has surprisingly varied answers. If you are getting an Aussie or would like to learn more about this incredible breed, let's take a closer look.

Lady hugging red merle Australian Shepherd with snowy grass in background.

Why Take the Canine Good Citizen Test With Your Australian Shepherd?

A dog that has passed the Canine Good Citizen Test is better prepared to be a polite and respectful member of society and exhibit a strong bond with his owner. Find out more about how to get started.

Portrait of red merle Australian Shepherd with dark background.

Food Guarding in Dogs: What to Do to Keep Everyone Safe

Food guarding in dogs can lead to aggressive and dangerous behavior, so it needs to be corrected as soon as possible to avoid problems. It's important to work with your dog to overcome guarding behavior.

Australian Shepherd lying in a meadow full of pink flowers.

Are BIXBI Dog Food and Treats Really "Damn Near Perfect"?

BIXBI dog food and BIXBI treats are all sourced and created in the USA with only the freshest of ingredients. So what is all the buzz about and does this brand really stand out from the pack?

Woman laying on lawn with her Australian Shepherd.

Does Your Lawn Need a Dog Urine Grass Saver? How to Save Your Lawn

Finding a dog urine grass saver may not seem like an urgent issue, but if have a lot of dead, yellow spots all over then you know how frustrating it can be. Find out what you can do to save your lawn.

Child's hand reaching to take toy away from young Australian Shepherd.

Non-Food Related Resource Guarding in Dogs and How to Stop It

What is resource guarding in dogs, and how can you recognize it? Simply put, it is when a dog acts aggressively protective of something. This behavior in dogs can become dangerous if it isn't addressed.

Foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum).

Foxtails and Dogs: A Dangerous Combination for Your Aussie

Foxtails and dogs should be kept away from each other as foxtail seeds can be very dangerous. Barbs of the foxtail (and other grass seeds) can become embedded causing serious health problems and death.

Hand cupping blue-green algae cyanobacteria.

Blue-Green Algae and Dogs: The Invisible Poisoning Threat

Blue-green algae and dogs can be a dangerous combination, one that has only recently gained recognition when several owners lost their dogs to cyanobacteria after exposure to this devastating threat.

Australian Shepherd in front of red wooden fence.

A Dog Fence Window Can Give Your Australian Shepherd a New Outlook

With a dog fence window your Aussie can see what's going on in the world and stop them from barking, digging, or pacing the fence line out of frustration because they can't see what's on the other side.

Red merle Australian Shepherd in wheat field.

Why Choose All Natural Dog Food for Your Australian Shepherd?

All natural dog food sounds great, but finding a food that merits this description can be a daunting task. So, where does that leave dog owners and is it necessary to choose natural food for your Aussie?

Australian Shepherd, Lila

Her Last Day

The day that Australian Shepherd owners, and all dog owners, dread. The day we must say goodbye. This is Barbara Boudreau's story about the life and passing of her beloved Aussie, Lila.

Black-tri Australian Shepherd with tongue out and sky in background.

Understanding the Australian Shepherd Temperament

Australian Shepherd temperament is unique and is part of what makes Aussies so attractive. It is what makes this breed particularly prized as working dogs and family dogs alike.

Black tri Australian Shepherd, Banjo, sitting on snow.

Australian Shepherd Saves Owner's Life

They enrich our lives, add meaning to our lives, and sometimes even save our lives. Read about Banjo, the Australian Shepherd, who saves his owner from drowning after she was knocked out while crossing a river.

Australian Shepherd wearing blue dog harness.

When You Buy Dog Harnesses for Your Aussie Consider These Factors

If you want to buy dog harnesses you may be somewhat confused about what type to get and what to look for. Let's take a closer look at the three basic types of harness: standard, no-pull, and lifting.

Wet black tri Australian Shepherd at lake.

When Is Your Dog Most Likely to Bite?

When is a dog most likely to bite? Understanding all of the potential causes can help you to better control your dog's behavior and avoid situations that could cause your Australian Shepherd to bite.

Red tri Australian Shepherd in field with dandelions.

Australian Shepherd Themed Gift Ideas for Aussie Lovers

Find the perfect Australian Shepherd gift for the Aussie fan in your life. Custom-designed t-shirts, puzzles, decorative signs, or jewelry. All kinds of inspiring Aussie themed gift giving ideas.

Black tri Australian Shepherd on leash outdoors.

Tips For Leash Training Your Australian Shepherd

Leash training an Australian Shepherd is among the first things, as an Aussie owner, you need to learn about as you need to have control of your dog for their safety as well as other people and animals.

Miniature Australian Shepherd outdoors.

A Look At Mini Australian Shepherds And How They Relate To Aussies

The status of the Mini Australian Shepherd has been a subject of much debate. Despite the contention of many breeders and owners, the Mini is not just a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd.

Portrait of red tri Australian Shepherd at park.

Recognizing and Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease in dogs is one of the most common ailments seen by veterinarians. What are the signs that may indicate that your dog has gum disease and what can you do to prevent and treat it?

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with a tennis ball.

Introduction To The Blue Merle Australian Shepherd

The blue merle Australian Shepherd is a very popular variation of this dog breed. The Aussie has brains, beauty, and personality which has earned them a place in popular culture and our hearts.

Black tri Australian Shepherd outdoors.

Australian Shepherd Training Tips For Best Results

These Australian Shepherd training tips can be helpful for anyone fortunate enough to have an Aussie in their lives. It is important to start dog training early and to be as consistent as possible.

Border Collie wearing a dog cone.

Alternatives To The Dog Cone Of Shame For Your Australian Shepherd

A dog cone can sometimes be a necessity but anyone who has ever had to use one on their dog knows that it is not the most pleasant, however, there are other much more comfortable options available.

A Border Collie catching a dog treat.

How A Dog Treat Dispenser Can Help You and Your Australian Shepherd

A dog treat dispenser can be a great way to interact with your dog when you're away from home and can keep your neighbors happy by allowing you to curb nuisance barking while you're out of the house.

Basenji wearing a cage dog muzzle.

Is The Cage Dog Muzzle The Best Choice For Your Aussie?

Using a cage dog muzzle can be a daunting experience as it may look cruel but there are some instances where a muzzle may be necessary for the safety of people, other animals, and your Australian Shepherd.

Black and white dog on a hill wearing yellow dog sunglasses.

Thinking of Getting Dog Sunglasses For Your Australian Shepherd?

Dog sunglasses or dog goggles help to provide protection for your dog's eyes from irritants, flying debris, and sun damage. They add a layer of safety to prevent injury and costly visits to the vet.

Dog digging hole in lawn.

How To Stop Dog Digging Behavior In Your Australian Shepherd

Stop your dog digging under your fence or holes in your yard. A digging dog is likely familiar to most Australian Shepherd owners. Regardless of the cause, there are steps you can take to prevent it.

Man hugging Australian Shepherd outdoors.

The Importance of Dog Behavior Training with Australian Shepherds

Looking for dog behavior training tips to help with barking, chewing, jumping up, digging, nipping, biting, or getting aggressive? There are steps you can take to help your Aussie stop these behaviors.

Australian Shepherd wearing rain jacket.

A Dog Rain Jacket Can Help Keep Your Australian Shepherd Dry And Happy

A dog rain jacket can really come in handy when the weather gets wet and miserable. Dogs still need to get out even in rain and snow. Why not keep your them dry and happy with a waterproof dog raincoat?

Composite of Aussie and cannabis plant.

CBD Oil For Dogs And What Australian Shepherd Owners Need To Know

CBD oil for dogs, otherwise known as cannabidiol, may help to ease a number of symptoms of various illnesses. Let's take a closer look at the potential benefits to your dog's health and wellbeing.

Adult red tri Australian Shepherd dog outdoors in the countryside.

How Does Hemangiosarcoma In Dogs Affect Your Australian Shepherd?

Hemangiosarcoma is a deadly form of cancer that is most common in dogs, though it may also affect other kinds of animals as well. It is a form of cancer in dogs that is particularly aggressive.

Australian Shepherd mix smiling.

A Look At Australian Shepherd Mix Breed Dogs & Aussie Mix Forum

While the Australian Shepherd is the star of this website, many of our readers have Minis (technically a separate breed) or an Aussie mix. Learn more and create a page about your Aussie mix or Mini here.

Black-tri Australian Shepherd running along shore of lake.

Ketona Dog Food By KetoNatural Among Best-Reviewed Dog Foods

Ketona dog food, from KetoNatural Pet Foods was created with one primary goal: improving dog nutrition of dog and puppy food by limiting carbohydrate intake. Can ketogenic or keto food help your dog?

An adorable Australian Shepherd puppy with pink and red flowers in the background.

How To Calm A Fearful Dog And Help Your Australian Shepherd

Having a fearful dog can be a challenge. If your Australian Shepherd has ever reacted in fear to a particular situation you've undoubtedly wondered what you can do to help them be less timid and nervous.

Australian Shepherd puppy chewing on a log.

Finding The Best Dog Chew Toys For Your Australian Shepherd

Finding the best dog chew toys is like searching for the Holy Grail for most dog owners, but we have some dog chew toy suggestions that will be durable and fun for your dog.

Two Australian Shepherd puppies playing outdoors.

Understanding The Importance of Australian Shepherd Breeding

Australian Shepherd breeding is about more than just bringing together a sire and dam to produce puppies. Learn more about what goes into dog breeding that is vital to keeping the breed alive and thriving.

Australian Shepherd in winter with trees in background.

Does Seasonal Affective Disorder In Dogs Affect Australian Shepherds?

Seasonal affective disorder in dogs is a subject of much debate. Many Australian Shepherd owners may notice a change in their dog's behavior during the winter months. What can you do to help?

Blue merle Australian Shepherd.

What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) In Dogs?

IBD in dogs actually refers to a group of diseases that result in inflammation and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms.

Australian Shepherd and German Shepherd getting attention.

The Pros and Cons of Dog Daycare

Dog daycare can be a great choice for owners who need to be away from home for hours, but what are the pros and cons?

Cute Australian Shepherd puppy.

How To Deter Your Dog From Begging For Food

Rectifying dog begging is easier when your dog is a puppy, but it is possible to stop begging in an older dog too.

Australian Shepherd at beach in San Diego, California.

Could Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) In Dogs Affect Your Aussie?

IBS in dogs can be a complicated subject, as it is possible for dogs to develop a number of bowel related issues.

Australian Shepherd laying in bed.

Allowing Your Dog In Bed: The Pros and Cons

Having a dog in bed is something that many owners choose to do, but this behavior is not without its controversy.

Adult red merle Australian Shepherd with blue merle puppy.

The Key To Successful Dog Socialization

Dog socialization is a very important part of training your Australian Shepherd and is vital to a well-behaved, calm, and even-tempered dog. Learn the most important element when socializing your puppy.

Australian Shepherd with depression laying on couch.

How To Deal With Fear Aggression In Dogs

Fear aggression in dogs is often misunderstood but it is more common than you might think and can be very dangerous.

Australian Shepherd with depression laying on couch.

Understanding Depression In Dogs

Depression in dogs may seem like an unusual idea, but it's a very real concern and more common than you might think.

Lady reaching out to her dog with leash in her mouth.

How To Train Your Dog: Understanding The Basics

How to train my dog is something that most owners are very interested in. Nobody likes having a wild or unruly dog.

Australian Shepherd standing on sidewalk with owner.

Dog Boots Can Be A Real Life Saver For Active Dogs

Dog boots can be a real life saver for active dogs, aging dogs, and dogs with paw issues keeping them safe outdoors.

Australian Shepherd puppy sitting indoors.

A Dog Pen Can Be A Great Solution For Active Dogs

A dog pen may be the answer if you need a safe area to keep your dog while giving them more room than just a crate.

Australian Shepherd laying on bed.

How To Choose The Best Dog Beds

Finding the best dog beds can be a challenge with so many options available today. How do you know what to look for?

Australian Shepherd in life jacket watches people on raft on lake.

Put Swim Safety First With A Dog Life Jacket

A dog life jacket can give you and your dog an extra sense of security when you're spending time around the water.

Dog tracks in mud.

No More Muddy Paws With A Dog Paw Cleaner

A dog paw cleaner just may be the answer to your problems if you've got a very active dog who loves to be outside.

Two Australian Shepherds looking to their owner.

The Right Approach To Dog Obedience Training

Dog obedience training can make the difference between having a happy, well-adjusted dog and a complete nightmare.

Red tri Australian Shepherd in pasture.

What Is Acral Lick Granuloma?

Acral lick granuloma results in a dog licking one area of the body until a sore develops. What can be done to help?

Cute Australian Shepherd puppy.

A Beginning Guide To Puppy Obedience Training

The sooner you begin puppy obedience training the better. There are many resources for help training your puppy.

Australian Shepherd outdoor portrait with green background.

The Pros and Cons of Dog Dental Treats

Dog dental treats are controversial among vets and dog owners and there are pros and cons you should be aware of.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd standing on grassy hill.

Cushing's Disease In Dogs Is Potentially Dangerous

Cushing's disease in dogs can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms of this disorder can mimic other conditions.

Australian Shepherd at beach jumping for Chuckit Kick Fetch Toy Ball.

Dog Water Toys Combine Exercise, Training, and Fun

Dog water toys are a great way to give your dog the exercise he needs while also having fun and forming a great bond.

Australian Shepherd in doorway by red door.

Thyroid Disease In Dogs Is Too Often Misdiagnosed

Thyroid disease in dogs is a common problem but it is also one of the most misdiagnosed health issues among all breeds.

Lady giving high-five to her Australian Shepherd.

These Dog Training Videos Will Transform Your Aussie

Recommended dog training videos make it easy to train your puppy, your adult dog, or to deal with behavior problems.

Red tri Australian Shepherd running along river.

Understanding Autoimmune Disease in Dogs

Autoimmune disease in dogs is a common problem which, even with careful breeding, is almost impossible to avoid.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with tongue out looking at camera.

Primal Dog Food: Food The Way Nature Intended

Primal dog food has taken feeding your pet to a whole new level and the results have been extremely encouraging.

Australian Shepherds enjoying a sandy beach.

Is Sunscreen For Dogs Really A Thing?

Sunscreen for dogs is probably something that you hadn't thought about before, but dogs really do need sunscreen.

Silhouetted Australian Shepherd in field at sunset with illustration of microchip.

The Facts On Microchipping Dogs

Microchipping dogs has become common practice as microchips can now identify dogs throughout their entire lifespan.

Person scraping leftovers into trashcan.

Steps To Help Keep Your Dog Out Of The Trash

A dog proof trash can, along with these simple strategies, can help you to keep your dog safely out of the garbage.

Black tri Australian Shepherd in field.

Understanding Lupus in Dogs

Lupus in dogs can occur any time, usually in the adult years, and requires lifelong treatment as there is no cure.

Australian Shepherd laying in a meadow.

What's So Great About Annamaet Dog Food?

Annamaet dog food is a family owned and operated company that excels by putting the nutritional needs of dogs first.

Australian Shepherd with hills and forest in background.

Can You Trust Fromm Dog Food With Your Dog's Nutrition?

Fromm dog food has a record of quality which has lasted for several generations, earning high marks from pet owners.

Australian Shepherd in high grass on side of hill.

What Makes Nature's Variety Dog Food So Special?

Nature's Variety dog food was created with the nutritional needs of dogs in mind, no matter what their stage of life.

Australian Shepherd leaning over a rock.

Should You Consider Giving Merrick Dog Food A Try?

Merrick dog food has taken its place among the top brands on the market today, but how did it earn its reputation?

Australian Shepherd by lake, licking lips.

What Makes Acana Dog Food Stand Out?

Acana dog food takes great pride in its biologically appropriate foods produced in their own award-winning kitchens.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd in a field with red flowers.

Understanding Addison's Disease In Dogs

Addison's disease in dogs, (hypoadrenocorticism), is a rare, serious condition that stems from a hormonal imbalance.

Australian Shepherd outside on beautiful autumn day.

Using Probiotics For Dogs: What You Need To Know

Probiotics for dogs are becoming popular and with good reason. Learn more about this important factor in good health.

Australian Shepherd with tongue sticking out wearing dog id tag.

Dog ID Tags Go Hand In Hand With Safety and Fashion

A dog id tag is usually one of the first things that most pet owners decide to invest in and with very good reason.

Australian Shepherd puppy sitting on bed.

Finding Dog Friendly Motels and Hotels

Dog friendly motels are a lot more common that you might think. There are a number that welcome all sorts of pets.

Red Australian Shepherd sitting in a car.

What To Know About Traveling With A Dog

When you are traveling with a dog the more you can do to prepare ahead of time, the less headaches you'll encounter.

Australian Shepherd smiling and running across field.

How To Choose The Best Dog Food Brands

Choosing the best dog food brands can be very confusing. Let's look at how to decide on the best food for your dog.

Woman with two Australian Shepherds outdoors.

The Pros and Cons of Playing Tug of War With Your Dog

Tug of war can be a fun way for dog and owner or even two dogs to interact, but it is not without its controversy.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with trees in background.

Managing Seasonal Allergies In Dogs

Seasonal allergies in dogs have become a more readily recognized problem as we have learned more about their causes.

Australian Shepherd dog smiling at camera.

What Is Collie Eye Anomaly?

Collie eye anomaly is an inherited condition that is often found in Collies but can occur in other herding breeds.

Australian Shepherd dog with cataracts standing in field.

How To Manage Cataracts In Dogs

Cataracts in dogs are distressing, but the good news is that, more often than not, they are fairly easily treated.

Australian Shepherd licking lips.

Beat Dehydration With A Dog Water Fountain

A dog water fountain may be your answer if you've got concerns about the impact of dehydration on your dog's health.

Close-up of an Australian Shepherd's eye.

How To Check For Dog Eye Problems

Dog eye problems are a concern for all owners. You can easily check if your dog is showing signs of eye trouble.

Australian Shepherd puppy standing on a KLIMB platform.

Using The KLIMB System In Dog Training

The KLIMB Dog Training Platform and Agility System is a professionally designed and engineered dog training platform.

Black tri Australian Shepherd at the park.

Dangers Of A Dog Inner Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

The important thing for a dog inner ear infection is to get diagnosis and treatment as it can become very serious.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with ears perked up.

Dealing With A Dog Ear Infection Of The Outer Ear

If left untreated a dog ear infection of the outer ear can become chronic and lead to much more serious damage.

Dog wearing Whistle Dog Tracker.

Keep Your Dog Safe With The Whistle Dog Tracker

Get peace of mind with the Whistle Dog Tracker and follow your dog's movements and pinpoint his location at a glance.

Australian Shepherd with river in background.

Should You Consider Using Holistic Medicine For Dogs?

Holistic medicine for dogs is a natural approach which treats the whole dog rather than targeting a specific illness.

Winter portrait of Australian Shepherd puppy.

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency In Dogs

Pyruvate kinase deficiency in dogs is a condition that is particularly dangerous and has limited treatment options.

Australian Shepherd puppy laying on grass.

Puppy Culture: Your One Stop Reference For Raising Puppies

Puppy Culture will help guide you through the key developmental period for all dogs... the first 12 weeks of life.

Portrait of a super cute Australian Shepherd puppy.

Understanding The Stages Of Puppy Development

With puppy development the first years of life are extremely influential so it's vital to know what happens when.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd standing on grass field.

The Basics Of Controlling Dog Shedding

Dog shedding is a fact of life that owners must come to terms with. Let's look at the basics of controlling shedding.

Australian Shepherd with trees in background.

Could Your Dog Be Affected By Canine Dementia?

Canine dementia is common and dogs can have changes in brain function as they age resulting in cognitive impairment.

Woman walking her Australian Shepherd on leash.

How To Successfully Deal With Leash Aggression

Leash aggression is a common issue and one that can be frustrating and upsetting for both dogs and their owners.

Bowl of dog food in stainless steel bowl.

Help, My Dog Eats Too Fast... Is That Really A Problem?

If your dog eats too fast you are not alone. Many dogs take an aggressive approach to eating and wolf down meals.

Two Australian Shepherds running at a park.

Obesity In Dogs: What You Need To Know

Fat dogs are often seen as cute or comical, but obesity is just as serious an issue for our dogs as it is for us.

Close-up photo of tick on a plant stalk.

How To Prevent And Treat A Dog Tick Bite

A dog tick bite can be the precursor to serious illness and is something that dog owners need to be vigilant about.

Close-up of flea.

Flea Allergy Dermatitis And What To Do About It

Flea allergy dermatitis is the most common skin condition in dogs and can strike any breed and may occur at any age.

Australian Shepherd licking nose.

What Can You Do About Your Dog Eating Poop?

A dog eating poop, coprophagia, is a relatively common experience but can be particularly distressing for owners.

Australian Shepherd in the heathland.

What Is a Keto Diet And How Can It Help My Dog?

A keto diet is a relatively new approach that many dog owners are following in order to help with health issues.

Australian Shepherd with DNA Helix photo illustration.

Why A Dog DNA Test Can Be Important

A dog DNA test is a popular research tool and can be an owner's first line of defense against health related issues.

Close up of Australian Shepherd's paw on a blanket printed with dog paws.

Should You Use Paw Wax On Your Australian Shepherd?

Paw wax may not be something you've considered for your Australian Shepherd, but you probably should if he spends time outdoors.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd chasing soccer ball with young man in blue jeans.

Cosequin For Dogs: Is It Right For Your Australian Shepherd?

Cosequin for dogs has become one of the most popular joint treatments recommended by vets for dogs of all ages.

Australian Shepherd profile in winter.

What You Need To Know About Dog Flu

Dog flu, or canine influenza virus, is a very real issue and, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications.

Red merle Australian Shepherd running on snow.

Chondroitin For Dogs: Does It Really Work?

Chondroitin for dogs can help when joints break down resulting in limited movement, inflammation, and chronic pain.

Red Australian Shepherd at park.

Hypothyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms And Treatment

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a fairly common issue. It can affect any dog and the sooner you get treatment the better.

Photo illustration of UV black light flashlight.

Using A Black Light Flashlight To Find Urine Spots

How a black light flashlight can help you find pet urine in your home and how to stop the problem from continuing.

Woman with her Australian Shepherd at a park.

How Can Taking A Dog Training Course Help You?

A dog training course can help you train your own dog properly or get you started on your new dog training career.

Ruby Red and Tracey C. Jones

Saucy Aussie Living: Getting a Second Leash on Life

The amazing story of the Australian Shepherd who learned to let her inner beauty shine and her inner voice to bark.

Australian Shepherd laying on sand.

Dog Dry Skin And Why You Need To Take It Seriously

Dog dry skin is a more common problem than most people realize. Unfortunately, it can have many potential causes.

Red merle Australian Shepherd puppy in snow.

Simple Puppy Care Tips To Get You Started

Puppy care tips are an essential for any new dog owner. Here are some tips to get you started with your new puppy.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with a red no pull dog harness lying down in the forest.

Why Use A No Pull Dog Harness?

A no pull dog harness can be an effective and humane way of training a dog that is aggressive or reactive on leash.

Australian Shepherd puppy with tongue hanging out.

The Benefits Of Personalized Dog Collars

Personalized dog collars are a great option if you want to make sure that your dog can be returned to you if lost.

Young man hugging Australian Shepherd outdoors.

Introduction To Companion Dog Training

Companion dog training involves learning obedience commands and demonstrating aptitude to earn AKC certification.

Grid of photos of different dog breeds.

The Importance Of Choosing The Best Dog Breed For You

Choosing the best dog breed for you is a very important decision and will require research to find the best match.

Portrait of Australian Shepherd with falling snow.

Does Glucosamine For Dogs Help With Joint Issues?

Glucosamine for dogs is being offered by many vets as a viable treatment for joint issues such as osteoarthritis.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with blurred background.

Having Dog Behavior Problems With Your Australian Shepherd?

Dealing with dog behavior problems doesn't have to be hard. These dog training tips will help you address common issues like chewing, barking, mouthing, begging, stool eating, digging, and jumping up.

Australian Shepherd running on grass.

Does Your Pet Really Need A Dog Supplement?

Using a dog supplement has become a popular choice but what supplements should you use and are they necessary?

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie cross wear sunglasses and scarf.

Dogs Clothes: Everyone's Crazy 'Bout A Sharp Dressed Dog

Dogs clothes may seem quite frivolous but they range from being just fun and fanciful to being practical and safe.

Australian Shepherd with carrot in her mouth.

Provide A Proper Canine Diet With These Tips

A good canine diet can mean different things depending on the breed, age, health and activity level of your dog.

Australian Shepherd puppy wearing safety dog collar.

Put Safety First With Safety Dog Collars

Safety dog collars can be the most important investment you make in order to care for and keep your dog safe.

Australian Shepherd in field with trees.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Housebreaking Dogs

Housebreaking dogs is one thing dog owners wish they could avoid. Here are some tips to help you get through it.

Australian Shepherd puppy sitting in a field with dandelions.

Everything You Need To Know About Puppy Teeth

Have questions about puppy teeth? Find out more about teething in dogs, how long it takes, and caring for your pup.

Bored Australian Shepherd on couch with soccer ball.

Keep Your Dog Thinking With Ingenious Dog Puzzles

Dog puzzles are a great way to engage your dog's mind, fight boredom and keep them from more destructive behavior.

Australian Shepherd training at a park.

Have You Considered A Dog Training Career?

A dog training career can be extremely rewarding if you have a love of dogs and enthusiasm for working with them.

Australian Shepherd in front of tan background.

A Basic Overview of Dog Viruses

A dog virus can be extremely distressing and in fact many viruses can be life threatening if not properly treated.

Australian Shepherd waiting for a treat during basic dog training.

Basic Dog Training For Beginners

Dog training for beginners is not all that complicated. Fortunately, your dog has a natural instinct to please you.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd standing on grass barking.

With Proper Dog Training Barking Can Be Curtailed

In dog training barking control is one of the most popular objectives but there is a right way and a wrong way.

Australian Shepherd puppy running followed by adult Aussie.

How To Manage Diabetes In Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is a growing concern. Do you know the signs and what you can do to prevent or manage dog diabetes?

Vigilant Australian Shepherd

What Makes A Good Family Watch Dog?

Finding a good family watch dog is important for those who want a four-legged friend who will also be vigilant.

Australian Shepherd puppy running across grass with ring toy.

How To Choose The Best Dog Names

Choosing the best dog names is something every pet owner has to face at some point and it can be a real challenge.

Cute Australian Shepherd puppy with blue eyes.

The Do's and Don'ts of Puppy Supplements

Puppy supplements may sound like a good idea but giving your puppy vitamins might not be as safe as you believe.

Australian Shepherd eating ice cream.

Dog Food Allergy Identification And Treatment

Dog food allergy is a more common problem than you might think. If you suspect a food allergy proceed cautiously.

Australian Shepherd laying down in field of dandelions.

Australian Shepherd Grooming Shouldn't Be An Ordeal

Proper Australian Shepherd grooming is essential. Grooming will help keep them healthier and looking their best.

Australian Shepherd, Border Collie mix in driver's seat of car.

Choosing a Dog Seat Belt Harness

A dog seat belt harness is an extremely important piece of safety equipment for any dog owner and is well worth it.

Australian Shepherd in dock diving competition.

Dock Diving is an Exciting Sport For You And Your Dog

Dock diving, or dock jumping, is a sport that combines speed and power, making it suited to high energy breeds.

Lady showing selection of dog harnesses.

Fancy Dog Harnesses Add A Touch of Style

Fancy dog harnesses add some style and flair and can be a fun and functional alternative to traditional collars.

Australian Shepherd hidden in shadow.

Using A Reflective Dog Harness For Safety's Sake

A reflective dog harness can be the perfect solution for making evening and nighttime walks safer for you and your dog.

Young woman hugging Australian Shepherd.

Dog Training Myth: There Is Only One Pack Leader In The Home

Can a dog have more than one pack leader? Should they listen to everyone in the home or should one person be alpha?

Australian Shepherd, Tex.

Dog Agility Training Classes: Escapades with Marcia and Tex

Thinking of taking dog agility training classes? Come along with Marcia and Tex as they give this dog sport a try.

Australian Shepherd laying down.

What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs?

Diarrhea in dogs can indicate a wide range of problems. It's important to determine the cause as soon as possible.

Australian Shepherd running across grass.

Kidney Disease in Dogs And What You Need To Know

Kidney disease in dogs is quite common as dogs come into contact with toxins that can lead to kidney malfunction.

Young blue merle Australian Shepherd with white teeth.

The Importance of Dog Dental Cleaning

A dog dental cleaning can be one of the most important steps you can take to help maintain the health of your pet.

Australian Shepherds running with stick.

Dog Chewing Paws? What You Need To Know

A dog chewing paws is actually quite common and has several causes, but here are many you should be aware of.

Australian Shepherd puppy chewing rawhide bone.

With Dog Chewing Training Needed To Save Your Shoes

When dealing with your dog chewing training to get them to stop should start as soon as possible for best results.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with bright blue eyes.

What To Do About A Dog Tooth Infection

A dog tooth infection is a very common and very painful condition. What are the signs and what can you do about it?

Australian Shepherd with black background.

What Causes Dog Flatulence And What Can You Do About It?

Dog flatulence is common, but what exactly causes it and is there anything you can do to reduce the dog farts?

Red merle Australian Shepherd gives high five.

Dog Training Myth: Training Your Dog Takes Lots Of Time

In this dog training myth article we will take a look at the myth that training a dog will take lots of time.

Australian Shepherd on a treibball ball.

Get The Ball Rolling With Treibball

Treibball is one of the newer canine sports but is quickly catching on, particularly with owners of herding breeds.

Red Australian Shepherd chasing Frisbee in dandelion field.

Dog Frisbee Lets Fun Take Flight

Dog frisbee, officially known as disc dog, is one of the oldest and most widely accepted of the canine sports.

Dog sleeping on a bed.

Why You Should Choose A Kuranda Dog Bed

Kuranda dog beds are popular in shelters and are becoming the bed of choice for home use with dog owners worldwide.

Australian Shepherd chasing a ball.

Dog Pet Supplies For Work, Rest, And Play

There is a wide range of dog pet supplies you can use to keep your dog happy and healthy without breaking the bank.

Australian Shepherd sweltering in the heat.

A Dog Cooling Vest Can Help Beat The Heat

A dog cooling vest can literally be a lifesaver when the weather heats up, especially if you've got an active dog.

Australian Shepherd running flyball relay.

Flyball Is A Great Dog Sport For Australian Shepherds

Flyball is one of the more exciting sports for dogs and it's fast paced, making it perfect for high-energy breeds.

Australian Shepherd puppy standing on beach.

Coping With Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in dogs can be a real concern as they don't have the same built in cooling system that humans do.

Australian Shepherd puppy blowing bubble gum.

A Dog Chewing Gum Can Be Lethal Due To Xylitol Toxicity

A dog chewing gum is never good. It can be deadly for dogs due to toxicity in shockingly small amounts of xylitol.

Australian Shepherd jumping for flying disc.

Enjoying The Wide World of Dog Sports

Dog sports are one of the best ways to have fun with your dog, promote good health, and build a stronger bond.

Australian Shepherd puppy leaning out of car window.

Using A Dog Car Harness Can Help You Avoid Tragedy

Using a dog car harness is a subject of much debate among dog owners but could help you avoid a tragedy.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd with tongue out.

Using A Dog Cooling Collar To Help Keep Your Dog Safe

A dog cooling collar is not just a summer toy; it can be a lifesaving device, particularly on the hottest of days.

Person holding Australian Shepherd's paw.

Getting Your Dog Used To Dog Nail Clippers

Using dog nail clippers can be difficult. What are the steps you can take to get your dog used to the process?

Red merle Australian Shepherd with tongue hanging out.

House Training Your Adult Dog

House training adult dogs can be a particular challenge but it can be done provided you go about it the right way.

Red merle Australian Shepherd laying on sand.

A Dog Cooling Pad Can Help Your Pup Chill

A dog cooling pad may be just the thing your pup needs in hot weather or if he's been exercising or quite active.

Two black tri Australian Shepherds.

Understanding Littermate Syndrome

Littermate syndrome may not be a concern for most pet owners, but the professionals agree that it is a real issue.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd wearing dog collar.

Choosing Dog Collars and Harnesses

Dog collars and harnesses come in many shapes, sizes and designs and making a purchase can feel overwhelming.

Close-up of tapeworm.

Treating Worms In Dogs

Worms in dogs are parasites that can be very dangerous and it is important to understand the effect they can have.

Australian Shepherd appearing to smile showing front teeth.

Dog Toothpaste And What You Need To Know

Dog toothpaste is not just a quirky idea. It's a necessity to keep your four legged friend happy and healthy.

Australian Shepherd drinking water.

Signs and Symptoms of Dog Kidney Infection

A dog kidney infection can be a very serious issue. Be aware of the signs and symptoms you need to look out for.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd running.

Using A Dog Treadmill Is An Option Worth Considering

A dog treadmill is a good way for your dog work off energy or shed pounds and can be an asset if used correctly.

Merle and red merle Australian Shepherds.

Do You Have A Problem With Your Dog Chewing Their Tail?

A dog chewing their tail or the area around the base of the tail is common but it can indicate a serious problem.

Australian Shepherd and man outdoors.

A Dog Shock Collar Can Be A Useful Training Tool If Used Correctly

A dog shock collar can be a useful training tool to break dogs of bad habits or keep them within a safe boundary.

Australian Shepherd sporting a red collar.

Cool Dog Collars To Make Your Dog Stand Out From The Pack

Looking for cool dog collars? Fortunately, there are tons of options out there for every size, breed and taste.

Red merle Australian Shepherd wearing dog backpack.

How To Choose A Dog Backpack

Wearing a dog backpack can be fun for you and your dog provided you go about it the right way and get the right pack.

Canine Lymphoma Article: Photo of blue merle Australian Shepherd with black background.

Understanding Canine Lymphoma

Canine lymphoma is one of the more serious medical conditions that can plague dogs and affects the immune system.

Red merle Australian Shepherd taking a bow.

Facts About Dog Hip Dysplasia

Dog hip dysplasia is one of the most common conditions that veterinarians see. It is a skeletal disease can occur in any breed.

Homeless Australian Shepherd with suitcase by train tracks.

Dog Fostering? How to Get a Foster Dog Adopted

Are you dog fostering or interested in fostering a dog? You can adopt out a rescue dog with this simple process.

Red merle Australian Shepherd in yard with wood fence.

Electronic Dog Fence vs. Traditional Fencing

An electronic dog fence is a great option and has benefits that can make them preferable to traditional fencing.

Australian Shepherd with grass and trees in background.

What Does Service Dog Training Entail?

Service dog training can train dogs to help individuals cope with a wide range of physical or mental disabilities.

Man training Australian Shepherd.

Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Professional Dog Training

Professional dog training is a great way to get a solid foundation in obedience or to deal with dog behavior problems.

Doggy Dan, Professional Dog Trainer

Need To Get Serious About Training Your Dog?

There's no need to be dealing with the same behavior problems like aggression, leash pulling, barking, jumping up, and biting, year, after year...

Australian Shepherd in field of daisies.

Identifying and Treating Dog Skin Allergy

Dog skin allergy is more common than you might think. Dogs can suffer from allergies just as humans do.

Australian Shepherd with dog food.

Diabetic Dog Food: Dealing With Canine Diabetes

Diabetic dog food is one of the tools for helping control diabetes in dogs, but which is best to manage symptoms?

Australian Shepherd standing in stream

Hair Loss In Dogs: A Guide

Hair loss in dogs, or alopecia, is a relatively common complaint and, unfortunately, is difficult to prevent.

Dog bad breath

Understanding Dog Bad Breath

Dog bad breath is something almost every dog owner has experienced but can be a symptom of other health issues.

Homemade dog treats on a cookie sheet.

Why Choose A Homemade Dog Treat?

A homemade dog treat may not seem necessary, but it is just better to make treats for your dog, for many reasons.

Dog wheel chair

Dog Wheel Chair Options Available

A dog wheel chair may not have been something you considered purchasing, but unfortunately, it can become necessary.

Wet Australian Shepherd running.

Physical Therapy for Dogs To Improve Recovery And Reduce Pain

Physical therapy for dogs is a relatively new approach that has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years.

Red tri Australian Shepherd with snowy background.

Cancer in Dogs: Know The Symptoms And Treatment Options

Cancer in dogs is very real and all too common. Nearly half of deaths in dogs over age 10 are caused by cancer.

Dog skin disease scabies.

Dog Skin Disease Is Very Common And Must Be Diagnosed Quickly

Dog skin disease is an extremely common occurrence given that there are over 160 skin disorders that affect dogs.

Australian Shepherd under blanket.

All About The ThunderShirt For Dogs

The ThunderShirt has become a very popular option in the treatment of anxiety in dogs since it came on the market.

Homemade dog treats spilling from a glass jar.

Dog Treat Recipe Ingredients To Avoid

Is your dog treat recipe safe? Remember to use caution when including certain ingredients to avoid any problems.

Portrait of Australian Shepherd puppy.

Do Puppy Vitamins Cause More Harm Than Good?

Puppy vitamins are a subject of much controversy, but are vitamins for puppies likely to do more harm than good?

Australian Shepherd running with dog toy.

Exercise Induced Collapse in Australian Shepherds

Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a serious condition that affects many breeds including the Australian Shepherd.

Homeopathy remedy dripping onto spoon from dark bottle

Could Homeopathic Remedies For Dogs Be Dangerous?

Homeopathic remedies for dogs are becoming more popular but could homeopathy for dogs actually be dangerous?

Man training Australian Shepherd

Make Your Dog Training Commands Clearly Understood

When dog training, commands should be clear, consistent, and concise. You and your dog need to be on the same page.

DIY Dog Agility Equipment

Starting Dog Agility: DIY Dog Agility Equipment

Getting started in agility doesn't have to be expensive. Make your own dog agility equipment out of things you can find in and around your house.

Using Body Language When Dog Training

Controlling Space and Using Body Language When Dog Training

What does your body language tell your dog? How to use body language and controlling space when dog training.

Spooky Evil Clown

Is Your Dog Afraid or Aggressive When Meeting Strangers?

What to do if your dog has become afraid or aggressive with strangers or suddenly behaves oddly when greeting you.

Communicating With Your Dog

Misunderstandings When Communicating With Your Dog

When communicating with your dog there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstandings. Are you confusing your dog?

Starting Agility Training

Starting Agility Training With Your Aussie

When starting agility training with your Australian Shepherd it's hard to know where to begin. Here are some of the first steps to help get you going.

Australian Shepherd Herding

What To Do About Dog Biting And Nipping Due To Herding Instinct

Is your dog biting and nipping due to herding instinct? How to successfully stop this unwanted behavior in your dog.

Lady cuddling an Australian Shepherd

Dog Vitamin and Dog Supplement Guide

Does your dog need a dog vitamin or a dog supplement to stay healthy or slow the progress of degenerative disease?

Homemade dog treats in bone shape on cooling rack

Take Control With Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

It's easy to make healthy homemade dog treats, but not all ingredients are safe. Learn more and create your own healthy dog treat recipes.

Lyme Disease In Dogs

Lyme Disease In Dogs And Why You Need To Stay Vigilant

Why Lyme Disease in dogs is something you need to stay vigilant about. What should you do if you find a tick on your dog or tick bite site?

Medium Size Dog Breeds

Why Medium Size Dog Breeds Rule

Looking for medium size dog breeds? There are many things to consider when deciding on what size dog to get. There is no "best dog breed." There is only the dog breed that best suits you.

Dog Arthritis Medication For Treatment and Prevention

Dog Arthritis Medication For Treatment and Prevention

There is a range of dog arthritis medication and treatment available that can improve the quality of life for your dog.

Dog Dental Health

Why Dog Dental Health Is Key

Dog dental health is essential to overall health and the sooner you make it part of your dog's overall health plan the better.

Ivermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene Mutation

Ivermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene Mutation in Australian Shepherds

URGENT WARNING FOR AUSSIE OWNERS—Ivermectin for dogs, Trifexis and a host of other drugs can be deadly for dogs with the MDR1 gene mutation.

Pain Meds For Dogs

Pain Meds For Dogs

Pain meds for dogs can provide relief but should never be taken lightly. So what types of pain medications for dogs are there and what do you need to watch out for?

Dog Vaccination

Is Dog Vaccination Beneficial or Harmful?

Your Aussie is counting on you to keep them healthy. What are the risks associated with giving your puppy or dog vaccinations?

Titer Test For Dogs

Is A Titer Test For Your Dog Something You Should Consider?

What is a titer test for dogs and should you skip dog vaccinations based on the results?

Puppy Feeding Schedule

How To Create A Puppy Feeding Schedule

A puppy feeding schedule Is an essential element in raising a healthy dog. Find out more about when, what and how long to feed your puppy before switching to an adult dog feeding schedule.

Von Willebrand's Disease

How Von Willebrand's Disease Can Affect Your Australian Shepherd

Let's take a look at Von Willebrand's Disease; what it is, what the signs and symptoms are, and what to do if you think your dog has Von Willebrand Disease.

Stop Counter Surfing

How To Stop Your Dog From Counter Surfing

Counter Surfing and Food Stealing can be very frustrating. Find out the best way to stop your dog from taking food off the counter or table.

Dog Chewing

How To Stop Dog Chewing

The first step to stop dog chewing is to find out why. There can be very serious reasons that you need to know about. Explore practical ways to stop dog chewing. Chewing inappropriate things is expensive for you and potentially dangerous for your dog.

Dog Farts

What Causes Dog Farts And What Can You Do About Them?

Dog farts can be more than just a smelly annoyance. They can indicate serious medical conditions. What can you do to help reduce your dog's flatulence?

Child Dog Bite Prevention

First Aid Dog Kits: Are You Prepared To Act Quickly?

Do you have a first aid dog kit ready? And what should you keep in one? Would you know what to do when every second counts?

Child Dog Bite Prevention

Child Dog Bite Prevention

Your children may feel safe and comfortable around your dogs, but do they know the precautions they need to take with strange dogs?

Australian Shepherd with black background

Facts About Dog Bite Lawsuits

Dog bite lawsuits mostly occur when victims are killed or need medical treatment, but will your insurance cover it?

Australian Shepherd about to bite

Quick Dog Bite Treatment And Follow-up Tips

Quick dog bite treatment can help prevent infection but there are several things you need to do after the incident.

Red merle Australian Shepherd Merlin

Dog Bladder Infection Can Indicate A Serious Problem

A dog bladder infection may not seem like an urgent problem but untreated it can turn into a serious health issue.

Australian Shepherd in evening light.

Which Is The Best Dog Diarrhea Treatment For Your Dog?

Which dog diarrhea treatment is best has a lot to do with the actual cause of the diarrhea, which can vary greatly.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd laying on grass.

Dog Food Ingredients—What's in the Bag?

Dog food ingredients vary from one company to the next. Learn how to choose the best dog food and avoid the bad.

Australian Shepherd puppy carrying empty dog food bowl.

Understanding Dog Food Nutrition Labels

Dog food nutrition can be confusing. But learning about dog nutrition is one of the most important things you can do.

Australian Shepherd laying on couch looking bored.

Dog Games and Activities You Can Try With Your Aussie

Looking for dog games and dog activities? Breeder, Gayle Silberhorn, shares tips on indoor activities you can try.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd standing by a fountain.

Some Basic Dog Grooming Equipment To Help Get You Started

Let's take a look at some basic dog grooming equipment available to keep your dog parasite-free and looking good.

Dog Powered Scooter

Dog Powered Scooter

The Dog Powered Scooter is easy to ride, ideal for dog mushing in urban areas, and a fun way to exercise your dog.

Australian Shepherd laying in field with yellow flowers.

A Look At Different Types Of Dog Skin Problems

Dog skin problems can be very serious and are usually due to a dog skin allergy, infection, parasite, or disease.

Red tri Australian Shepherd puppy laying on grass.

Dogs and Chocolate and Other Dangerous Foods For Dogs

Dogs and chocolate are a bad mix. But why is chocolate so bad for dogs? And which other foods are dangerous for dogs?

Australian Shepherd puppy laying on grass.

Is Your Dog Vomiting? A Look At Potential Causes

Dog vomiting can be a huge concern, especially in a young puppy. Learn more about the causes of vomiting in dogs.

Double merle Australian Shepherd/Collie mix, Dakota.

Double Merle Australian Shepherds And The Many Myths

Double merle Australian Shepherds (result of merle-to-merle breeding) have special needs but still make great pets.

Power poles and wires against blue sky.

Electrical Shocks Are A Silent Menace

Danger! Electrical Shocks! Voltage leaks are a silent menace everywhere and threatens you, your family, and your dog.

Black tri Australian Shepherd laying under Oleander bush.

How Does Epilepsy In Dogs Affect Australian Shepherds?

Epilepsy in dogs can have serious consequences and is a condition Australian Shepherd owners should be aware of.

Red tri Australian Shepherd Abby.

First Aid for Dog Bites

First aid for dog bites is often the only treatment necessary, but you have to know what to do before a bite occurs.

Black tri Australian Shepherd, Eric, sitting on grass.

How to Treat Dog Bites

It's not hard to learn how to treat dog bites. Dog owners are well advised to understand the basics of first aid.

Red tri Australian Shepherd, Jackson, standing in field.

Infection from Dog Bite Uncommon, But Can Be Fatal

The risk of infection from dog bite is a real threat. Infections are not common, but they do occur and can be fatal.

Close-up of flea.

Guide To Controlling Fleas

Fleas pose a serious threat to your dog. Learn about this parasite and protect the health of your Australian Shepherd.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd puppy sitting on grass.

Free Dog Training Tips for Beginners

Free dog training tips to help get your dog or puppy training started on the right paw and avoid common mistakes.

Frisbee Dog Nellie with Paul Silberhorn

Frisbee, The Game of Champions

Caught the frisbee dog bug? Learn more about the exciting sport of dog frisbee in this article by Gayle Silberhorn.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd, Jackson, at Walchensee Lake.

Introduction To Heartworms

Heartworms pose a serious threat to your dog. Learn more about this parasite what you can do to protect your Aussie.

Black tri Australian Shepherd Tuscamada Poppy from Adelaide South Australia.

FURminator deShedding Tool and Dog Grooming Supplies

The FURminator deShedding tool and dog grooming supplies are worth checking out if you are dealing with shedding.

Kya, a female double merle Australian Shepherd.

Lethal White (Homozygous or Double Merle) Australian Shepherds

So-called, lethal white Aussies, correctly known as homozygous or double merle, can have serious ear and eye issues.

Some ingredients for homemade dog food.

Homemade Dog Food for Your Australian Shepherd

Homemade dog food is a healthy alternative to questionable commercial dog foods. Learn about making your own homemade dogfood and homemade dog treats with these tips, videos and recipes (you can even submit your own).

Red Australian Shepherd Houston.

Homemade Dogfood For The Health Of Your Australian Shepherd

Making homemade dogfood has its own rewards. Your dog will love homemade dogfood and you for making it for them. With a plan making homemade dog food doesn't have to be difficult.

3D illustration showing the head of a parasitic hookworm.

Hookworms Can Pose A Serious Threat To Your Australian Shepherd

Hookworms are a common parasitic worm (nemotode). Various species infect many mammals including dogs. Even though they are small, in large enough numbers they can pose a serious threat to your Aussie.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd puppy walking on grass by tree stump.

Housebreaking Your Puppy With These House Training Tips

Housebreaking tips to help you and your puppy succeed. House training your puppy or dog is easy and doesn’t have to be a never ending ordeal if you use rewards and follow these guidelines consistently.

Red tri Australian Shepherd in alpine meadow.

Housetraining Your Older Australian Shepherd

Looking for housetraining tips for an older dog? If you have an older rescue or your previously house trained adult dog suddenly starts soiling in the house there may be other factors to consider.

Wet Australian Shepherd with red collar outside.

Lost Australian Shepherd Found By The Town That Cared

Sundance, the Lost Australian Shepherd, was reunited with his owners thanks to the people of Durango, CO. A heartwarming story about people taking the time to help strangers, and their dog, in need.

Australian Shepherd puppy laying on bed with blue cover.

Memory Foam Dog Bed: Pros and Cons

Does a memory foam dog bed really measure up to the hype? There is still debate as to whether or not these beds have any value for dogs. Learn more about the pros and cons so you can judge for yourself.

Blue merle Australian Shepherd in field of yellow flowers.

Natural Dog Remedies: Can They Help Your Australian Shepherd?

Using natural dog remedies to cure dog health problems is very popular. There are plenty of natural remedies that most vets approve of, so let's look at some of the benefits of natural dog healthcare.

Three Australian Shepherds on grass.

Is The Australian Shepherd The Right Breed For You?

Are you getting an Australian Shepherd puppy or adopting an older Aussie? It is important that you read this before buying an Aussie and make sure that you choose the right dog breed for you.

Australian Shepherd puppy on grass.

New Puppy Care: Getting Off to a Great Start

New puppy care tips to help you with the first few months with your new puppy. This guide to caring for your Australian Shepherd puppy was created by an Aussie breeder to help new owners get started.

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Part 1: Training Your Australian Shepherd Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

Training Your Australian Shepherd with these methods works. Whether starting with a puppy or older dog, consistency and positivity are the key. Aussies love to learn, and you will love your well trained Aussie.

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Part 2: A Positive Dog Training Approach Works Best With Australian Shepherds

Positive dog training methods and tips to help you train your Australian Shepherd. Providing guidance for your Aussie and laying the groundwork for obedience is essential to avoid behavior problems.

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Positive Dog Training Methods For Your Australian Shepherd

The purpose of this piece is to introduce people to the positive dog training approach and answer some common misconceptions about it. Learn how positive reinforcement dog training can work for you.

Australian Shepherd puppy running across grass in fall.

The Importance of Early Puppy Socialization For Your Australian Shepherd

Puppy socialization is important for a well balanced dog with an even temperament. Poor socialization can result in a fearful dog that can be dangerous so be sure to get socialization started early.

Australian Shepherd, Maggie, is a member of Therapy Dogs International.

Therapy Dog Training: An Overview of Training Your Aussie As A Therapy Dog

Thinking about therapy dog training for your Australian Shepherd? Does your Aussie have what it takes? Learn about training therapy dogs and the requirements to get started in this rewarding experience.

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Thinking Of Trying Therapy Dog Training With Your Australian Shepherd?

Getting started with therapy dog training? It takes dedication but is well worth the effort for everyone concerned. Learn more about training therapy dogs and how you and your dog can get involved.

Black Australian Shepherd, Loki, enjoying the evening sun.

The Advantages Of Natural Dogfood For Your Australian Shepherd

Considering a natural dogfood diet for your Australian Shepherd? There are some things you need to consider with natural dog food to make sure you get the results you want and keep your Aussie healthy.

3D illustration of roundworms (Toxocara canis).

How Roundworms Pose A Threat To Your Australian Shepherd

Roundworms are very common and pose a serious threat to your Aussie. Learn about the life-cycle of this parasite, know the symptoms to watch for, and protect the health of your Australian Shepherd.

Image of several tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum).

Does Your Australian Shepherd Have Tapeworms?

Tapeworms can pose a serious threat to your dog so you need to know the signs. Learn about this parasite and the effective treatment options available to protect the health of your Australian Shepherd.

Realistic 3D rendering of a whipworm (Trichuris vulpis).

How Whipworms Can Affect Your Australian Shepherd

Learn more about how whipworms can affect your Australian Shepherd. While small they can have serious effects on the health of your Aussie and they can be more difficult to detect than other worms.

Image of the Rabies virus.

Protect Your Australian Shepherd From These Viruses and Bacteria

Learn about dog virus and bacteria pathogens like Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, and Kennel Cough. The more you know, the better equipped you are to protect the health of your Australian Shepherd. icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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