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If you are a first time Australian Shepherd dog owner, you’ll likely have a lot of questions about the breeding, proper training techniques, and even diet selection. This versatile breed has its origins in Spain as a herding dog. As such, Australian Shepherds have a strong natural instinct to herd anything and are incredibly intelligent. It is important for an Australian Shepherd dog to be engaged mentally and physically on a daily basis for them to stay happy and healthy. Unfortunately, un-engaged Australian Shepherds will often turn to destructive behaviour in order to entertain themselves. On the flip-side, Australian Shepherds also excel in a wide number of physical and mental activities due to their herding roots. You will often see Australian Shepherds competing very successfully in agility or being used as service or guide dogs. They love highly physical activities like running and playing frisbee for hours at a time.
Selecting the proper diet for your Australian Shepherd dog can be overwhelming. Always consult your veterinarian for their custom recommendation for your dog, their lifestyle, and any health issues. There are several food options available for canines in today’s market. There are benefits and negatives for all of these options and making a decision will be a personal choice. Some diets require extensive preparation that many people do not have. Knowing the pros and cons of each diet before making a selection for your Australian Shepherd dog can save you a headache.