|Barked: Mon Apr 20, '09 9:42am PST |
|Your trainer sounds like she's making a bad assumption based on pasted expierences that aren't really applicable to the breed. I adopted recently a very poorly socialized Aussie, he lives with my English Shepherd and my Shorthair X. He also goes with me to the various places I work and helps me with working with other dogs who have similar behavioral problems that he came home with. He's excellent with other dogs, loves being in a pack, and isn't unruly about it at all.
With any new dog scenario introductions need to be done slowly and carefully and with plenty of supervision. But there is nothing in an aussie's breed background or social norm that indicates they should be single dogs. In fact most Aussies's when socialized properally, do very well in multidog evenrionment and while they are very people oriented, they do love to play. With just about any one.
I'd be leery of any other breed specific advice she has to give. It sounds to me like she's got very limited expierence.
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