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AussieLover

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About AussieLover

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    my dog and my family
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    homemaker
  1. AussieLover

    Black Spot on Tongue?

    My australian Shepherd has black spots on his tounge, actually he has black patches on his tounge to match the blue merle coloring on his body. so it is probably nothing to worry about
  2. AussieLover

    what would happend if?

    I always heard it was fine to do mother son or father daughter just not brother and sister. The first one you don't have to worry about any birth defects or anything of that nature. If the siblings mate than you would have a problem.
  3. AussieLover

    Duke!

    My dog will go up the stairs but not back down them, my stairs in my house are not carpeted they are tile and I guess he thinks that he gonna slide down them if he tries to come down so I have taught him not to go up there at all. Too many times of having to carry him back down the stairs and he is getting to big for that!!
  4. AussieLover

    MY BABY GIRL HAS REACHED INTERNET!

    I couldn't find her either!! :(
  5. AussieLover

    Disgusting New Habbit

    Heck Dakota my 5 month old Aussie, won't bother me with the humping thing, but when he is around my husband he humps my husband like crazy so my hubby will just hip bump him as if to play with him and he stops. But it is very funny to watch!!
  6. AussieLover

    SOOOOOO true!!

    Yeah we could learn alot from our dogs. Or even animals in general!!
  7. AussieLover

    Pet shop closed!!!!

    I have never myself seen where the puppies are at my boss's are the ones that pick them up and they say that they do not buy from puppy mills. All of our dogs have papers and we do not get them for cheap either they are full blooded dogs. The stuff I have seen on puppy mills the dogs are usually not healthy and they are malnutritioned and dirty, our puppies come in and they are always clean. We don't always buy from the Amish, we have some reputable breeders that we buy from too. We have had some problems with people giving us puppies that are supposed to have their first shots and it turns out they don't we had a litter of Chihuahua's die on us from Parvo but it wasn't our fault they had it before we got them. I don't know, I work there for the money and I like animals so, I have four cats and three dogs plus two fish tanks and 120 gallon pond outside. I am just an animal lover at heart and will be till the day I die!!
  8. AussieLover

    Pet shop closed!!!!

    Hey not to rain on your parade or nothing, but I work in a pet store. We don't get our puppies from puppy mills we get them from reputable breeders with good background. Most of our breeders are Amish. Right now we have a Beagle, Cockapoo, and two Chihuahua's. And are animals are in perfect condition and are well taken care of. SO they are not all bad!!!
  9. AussieLover

    Puppy mouths when you try to pet him.

    Well here is an update on how my now 5 month old Aussie is doing on the mouthing thing, he no longer bites you when you pet him and when I pet him he like puts his mouth around my arm but he don't bite down, it looks like it is some kind of security thing or something. He don't hurt me so I don't yell at him for it. He is getting to be a big boy. And he is spoiled too!!
  10. AussieLover

    Need help with jumping

    My 18 week old Australian Shepherd is a very good dog. But everytime anyone walks up to him he wants to jump. I need help on how to get him to stop doing this. He has very sharp nails and has done some damage with them. Plus if he is outside he gets dirty and the jumps up and gets who ever he jumps on dirty too. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
  11. AussieLover

    Puppy mouths when you try to pet him.

    He responds to NO when I yell at him. And he is starting to learn that he doesn't chew on anything but HIS toys. Although ther are still times when he chews on some of the kids toys or the bottom of the kitchen chairs. I have my local pet store ordering me some Marrow bones cuz I saw on animal planet that those are good to keep the dog from chewing on stuff you don't want them to. Ugh, the time when he is bigger and not teething anymore!!
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    Puppy mouths when you try to pet him.

    My kids are 6, 5, 4, and 2 the only boy is the 6 year old, my kids are never alone with my dog. When they are around the dog I am right there. I never leave them alone with my dog cuz I know how my 2 year old is and in a second she could hurt my dog. But they know to be nice and everything. When I tell my dog NO he listens to me, it is just the rest of the family that he don't listen to. I guess that goes to show you who is boss in the house!! :P :B-fly:
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    Puppy mouths when you try to pet him.

    When I am petting him and he does it with me i yell NO at him and then sometimes I wil grab his mouth and hold it closed, my sister did that with her Pit Bull when he was a pup and it worked. Most of the time when I yell NO he stops but the kids just don't have a firm enough voice to phase him into stopping. He isn't as bad now but he still does it but like I said he is only 12 weeks old.
  14. AussieLover

    Puppy mouths when you try to pet him.

    My 12 week old Australian Shepherd bites you when you are petting him, I know it is just to play but he has some sharp little teeth. What are some suggestions on how to get him to stop. I know he is teething and won't really stop until he is like 4 months old but my kids try to pet him and he bites them. HELP!!
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    New Puppy - NEED ADVICE, Please!

    i have a male Australian Shepherd and he was fixed at 7 weeks. it is called an early neuter. And yes the sooner the better. Before they learn all those nasty habits. As for the pooping outside my aussie won't go right when he goes outside so I walk him around a bit and he goes everytime. He is only 12 weeks old and is pretty much housebroke. There are some times when he still has accidents but more often than not he goes outside. I also use a crate for him and he has done very well in it.
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