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Should I Get an Aussie?
by Lydia Kim
I really want an Australian Shepherd. I researched a lot on them but as I started getting really into it I’ve just been getting worse and worse reviews on them.
I go to work everyday and I come home around 5 and my daughter comes home around 4 from school. My son is off on Mondays and my other son goes to college so on some days he doesn’t have classes.
They could exercise the dog when they don’t have things to do and my daughter could play with it for at least 20 minutes before she leaves for school. When she gets home she could play with it for hours.
I’ve heard that if they’re left alone and bored they become destructive. They just seem like amazing dogs but every website I looked at for research say they need constant attention and exercise. Is this true?
I was thinking about getting two but that’s just too much. I’ve also thought about getting a dog walker when we’re not home but there’s no way we can pay for a dog walker everyday. We have a pretty big yard so we could let it out when we’re not home and we could give it toys to play with like a Kong.
There will definitely be times when it’ll be home alone for hours.
Also we have a cat and I’ve heard they will chase after everything. My cat hates every living being but would it be okay if I introduced them when the Aussie's a puppy?
Am I crazy for wanting an Aussie?