|Barked: Sat Jan 5, '13 12:41pm PST |
|Well, I'd say it depends on exactly what he's doing that's vexing you. With an ACD/Aussie mix, chances are he's going to be a high energy, pushy dog into adulthood. In the coming months, his energy levels are only going to go up, and he may become a real brat when he hits adolescence.
At any age, keep in mind that a tired dog is a good dog. You have a mix of two herding breeds so you're really going to need to work his mind, in addition to his body. Make sure you're taking him for lots of short walks, getting in lots of play, doing short obedience sessions, and exposing him to as many new things as you can. When you need a break but he's still full of beans, invest in some raw meaty bones or bully sticks to hold his attention.
When he's older, I'd definitely recommend looking into sports like herding, agility, nosework, flyball, ect. Anything that works him out physically and mentally will be the best way to tire him out. And of course, it's never to early to start looking for a good obedience class, as ideally you'll want to observe one before signing up.
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