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An In-Depth guide to the Australian Shepherd origins and temperament . . . so you can make the right decisions about what dog is right for you.
- Lists of questions to ask breeders . . . so you can make educated choices with your money.
- Resources for rescue and pound adoptions . . . so you don’t have to fumble in the dark looking for what you want.
- Advice for that first night together and beyond . . . so you get started on the right foot.
- Common problems and solutions . . . so you can stop them before they start – including an indepth section on aggression!
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The table of contents includes:
– Is the breed right for you?
– First things first: just what is an Australian Shepherd?
– Aussies Compared to Other Breeds
– Living in different situations
– Getting a Puppy or Adult
– Male or female?
– Where to Find an Aussie
– What to Ask a Breeder
– Tail Docking
– The First Night
– Introducing Your New Dog to the Family
– Taking Time To Look at Your Dog’s Pedigree
– Toxic Foods and Plants
– Aussie Activities
– “Herding Children”
– Saying Goodbye
The following are the best traditional books available on Aussies and general dog care:
Australian Shepherd specific:
- Jeanne-Joy Hartnagle’s All About Aussies: The Australian Shepherd From A To Z – this is the “Bible” of Aussies – great historical photos, great general info, just something any Aussie fan should have.
- Liz Palika’s The Australian Shepherd: Champion of Versatility. A cheaper, smaller, less history-heavy version, but definitely worth the money.
- Carol Ann and Earnest Hartnagle’s The Total Australian Shepherd: Beyond the Beginning. The Hartnagle/Las Rocosa family releases yet another book (there is also one by the late Joseph Hartnagle), and while I haven’t seen this one in person, it’s probably right up there with All About Aussies.
- ASCA’s various recommended books: Don’t miss the yearbooks – full of dogs, historical articles (some are way off the mark, which is fun), and the rest of the stuff listed there.
- Aussie Times: ASCA’s membership newsletter and magazine
- Australian Shepherd Journal: USASA’s membership newsletter and magazine
- Got a kid? Henry the Dog with No Tail (Paula Wiseman Books)
- Like videos? There are a few early Disney movies where Jay Sisler’s Aussies play a key role: Stub: The Best Cowdog in the West and Run, Appaloosa, Run DVD
- Follow an Aussie in the dog show circuit: Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred
- Brian Kilcommin’s Good Owners, Great Dogs is the standard book I give to people who take home puppies for the first time. You can ignore the Woodhouse collar stuff and just use a flat collar, but it’s good stuff!
- Patricia McConnell’s The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs is a great introduction to dog/person psychology – get it!
- Teaching the Dog to Think: My Year of Dog Agility Training with My Collie, Willow – Learn how to have your dog learn.
- The New Guide to Junior Showmanship – don’t care if you’re doing junior handling or not – learn to handle like one! This book is out of print so super cheap!