I'm happy to answer questions about the Aussie breed and temperament, and basic information about working lines versus show lines, training your Aussie, grooming your Aussie, and what it's like to live with a dog breed that's smart and versatile, but isn't for everyone.
Professional trainer, and Aussie owner.
IPDTA, APDT, Truly Dog Friendly, Therapy Dogs, Inc.
B.S., Diploma in Dog Obedience Instruction, Graduate, NY School of Dog Grooming, Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician (American Pet Care Assn.)
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I think that it's fine to say that your dog is a rescue, and has Aussie heritage, and leave it at that, but tell people that the Aussie breed has a generally small gene pool, lots of inherited disorders
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This is a situation that should be addressed directly by a trainer who can work with you. On a couple of fronts, I do have some temporary advice, though. The first thing any competent trainer does when
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