|Barked: Wed Dec 10, '08 10:10am PST |
|Well I have a border collie and an aussie right now. We had Saddie the 12 year old (border) first. Then I got Desoto at 8 weeks old. He loved Saddie and playing with her but he never got super attached to her. He is my velcro dog and shadow, he hardly even plays with Saddie now that he is a year old. He listens far better to my commands than Saddie and tends to behave even when she is being a wild border collie.
I am struggling with the decision to get a second aussie (likely not for a year or so though after I am confident in Desotos training) A female, either a red or a tri. My concern is I dont want Desoto to get attached to the new pup and stop being my shadow, I think its unlikely though. At the same time it would be nice for him to have a younger dog to play with and run around the yard with. Aussies tend to be far more people oriented than dog oriented (mine really dont love strange dogs) so I wouldnt be concerned about the new pup not bonding with me though.
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