“YOUR COUNTRY FAMILY PET BREEDER”
Australian Shepherds –affectionately called “Aussies”—were developed to herd livestock and work as all-purpose farm and ranch dogs. While many Australian Shepherds continue to work as stockdogs, the breed has earned recognition in a variety of other roles because of their high intelligence, trainability and eagerness to please. They have become highly regarded for their skills in the competitive sports of obedience, agility and flyball. And, most of all, they are beloved family companions. As I have grown up with this breed, there is no comparison to a wonderful family companion.
Aussies are “people” dogs that thrive on human companionship. They have an intense need to be near their owners, following them from room to room when indoors and staying close by their heels when outdoors. Because of this trait, your Aussie will be happiest when kept in the house as a member of your family.
Australian Shepherd puppies that have been properly socialized and trained are ideal family dogs. They are gentle guardians of small children and enthusiastic playmates of older children and adults. However, Aussies are typically reserved with strangers and can be quite protective of their family and property. Taking your dog to training classes and introducing him to a wide variety of people and places will help him develop appropriate social behaviors.
Most Aussies are energetic dogs that require vigorous daily exercise to keep them healthy and happy. Running, playing with another dog, retrieving a ball or frisbee, swimming or participating in other activities are some ways your dog can get the exercise he needs.
As a pet owner, your responsibility includes ensuring that your dog has a securely fenced area in which to exercise, or leashing him when exercising in public areas. When your aussie is not being supervised, he should be confined to your home or a fenced area. Your dog should never be allowed to run free or roam as he could be injured or killed.
Weekly brushing down will help in eliminating tangles and remove dander & dust. Weekly toenail trimming and teeth cleaning should also be part of your dog’s grooming routine.
A puppy requires parasite control and a series of vaccinations to prevent life-threatening diseases. We at Diamond S Puppies highly recommend that you locate a veterinarian that you feel comfortable with and take your puppy to get inspected. Always keep your shots and worming's up to date to give your new family member a long happy loving life.
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