She is house trained, knows basic obedience, heel, sit, down, wait,
give, come (unless she's distracted) & stay...like a typical Aussie
her stay is good for a short time! She also knows beg and
shake or "give me 5". Aussie has finished two sets of agility
classes - beginners and intermediate & she really enjoys agility and
can easily do a series of obstacles. She would probably make a
competitive agility dog as she has energy to burn and she catches on
really fast. She finds the weave poles the most challenging.
Aussie has learned to carry a dog pack when she goes hiking and
she's up for anything that involves moving. She quite readily
trots on a treadmill when the weather is nasty.
Aussie is friendly with people and not shy about meeting strangers.
She is good with older children (7 and up) but she may be too active
for toddlers although I've never had her with them so I don' t know
for sure. She loves rides in the van and going with her
people. In fact she is happiest being with her people doing
Aussie must have ample daily exercise or she gets anxious which
shows up as barking, pacing and whining. She wants to chase
anything that moves so a fence and/or a leash is a must.
Aussie is fine around balanced dogs but doesn't know how to handle
shy, anxious or dominant dogs. She was removed from her mom at 5
weeks and not properly socialized as a puppy so she is still
learning doggy etiquette."