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1. All toys are mine. If you have the toy, it is mine. If I leave the toy and you take it, it’s still mine.


2. Your house is accessorized—with fur. Australian Shepherds shed twice a year, for six months at a time.


3. You cannot run without being “herded” in the correct direction when you own an Aussie.


4. Every new stuffed animal you bring home must be properly “checked” (unstuffed) for security purposes.


5. Aussies are very intelligent and learn by observing (remember that the next time you are digging a hole in the backyard).


6. Aussies can tell time and can stare a hole in you when it is time for dinner.


7. Their cute little bobtail butts wag their whole body when they greet you.


8. Educating people that their blue eyes are part of their character: “No they are not blind in that eye.”


9. Aussies are very active and agile, and they need something to do to keep them busy; or they will think of something to do on their own that you might not like as much!


10. Aussies are like potato chips, you cannot have just one!


Learn more about the Australian Shepherd breed here
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Dog Park Etiquette

If you're an urban or suburban dog owner, you're likely familiar with the local dog park. It's a canine oasis. The "Dog Park Etiquette" E-book outlines what you should consider before you bring your dog to the dog park.
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