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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.

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 ShepherdWhat 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.

German Shepherd walking on dog treadmill from dogPACER.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 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 tracksDog 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 TrainerReady 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 streamHair Loss In Dogs: A Guide

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

Dog bad breathUnderstanding 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 chairDog 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 bottleCould 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 ShepherdMake 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 EquipmentStarting 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 TrainingControlling 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 ClownIs 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 DogMisunderstandings When Communicating With Your Dog

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

Starting Agility TrainingStarting 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 HerdingWhat 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 ShepherdDog 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 rackTake 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 DogsLyme 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 BreedsWhy 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 PreventionDog 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 HealthWhy 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 MutationIvermectin 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 DogsPain 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 VaccinationIs 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 DogsIs 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 ScheduleHow 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 DiseaseHow 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 SurfingHow 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 ChewingHow 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 FartsWhat 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 PreventionFirst 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 PreventionChild 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? icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care