You’ve just brought home your new Australian Shepherd puppy and now you don’t know what to do. Are you wondering how to feed, train, and build a strong relationship with your Australian Shepherd puppy? Our in-depth articles provide the expert advice and help you need when you first bring your puppy home and as they grow and progress in their training.
A new puppy brings lots of questions, confusion, and responsibility. Luckily, The OzShepherd team is a group of Australian Shepherd lovers and owners with years of experience raising Australian Shepherd puppies to be wonderful members of a family. This versatile breed was originally bred for herding livestock. Knowing the origins of your puppy will go a long way in understanding their natural behaviours and how to train them. Australian Shepherd puppies will have a strong herding instinct, a desire to learn new things, and will be very active. These dogs like to learn and have a job. Learning to properly care for and train this breed will help you as your puppy grows up.
Australian Shepherds love outdoor activities that engage them physically and mentally. Consider teaching your puppy to play frisbee, go on hikes, or go on runs. These are excellent ways to expend energy and show them new and exciting places. Australian Shepherd puppies love to be active and go on adventures with their owners. It is important to properly socialise your puppy when they are young so new experiences are not frightening for them, but rather exciting.
Selecting a diet for your puppy is a pretty personal decision and it is important to have all of the information on hand before making a decision. Home-made diets can be an excellent way to go for some Australian Shepherd owners, but this diet does take considerable time and preparation on a regular basis. Alternatively, kibble, the most common choice for dog owners, takes little preparation time and can be an excellent diet choice.