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Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?

Dog pink eyeDog pink eye

Yup! Arrow’s got himself a nice case of Pink eye. Medically known as conjunctivitis, it affects many dogs and can cause discomfort and potential vision issues if left untreated.

What is Pink Eye in Dogs?

Pink eye in dogs is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that covers the front part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. This condition can affect one or both eyes, leading to redness and swelling. Other … Read More

Thinking About Skipping Your Dog’s Walk? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Came across this Washington Post article today on

Why skipping your dog’s walk is a bigger deal than you think

Australian Shepherd

While I usually do get my dogs out for walks daily, this was a great reinforcer to keep that up. I do it as much for myself as I do for them. I need my fresh air!

But a friend recently asked why I didn’t just let them hang out in the backyard since we have a big fenced yard. … Read More

What is the Difference Between Border Collies and Australian Shepherds? Which One Should I Get?

Trying to decide between Border Collies and Australian Shepherds?

Border Collie and Australian ShepherdThis is a tough choice! I love both Border Collies and Australian Shepherds! But if I were to counsel someone considering these breeds, the first thing I’d look at is dog experience. The second thing I’d look at is how much time do you have to train and exercise these dogs.

While there are many similarities, as both BCs and Aussies come from the Herding Group, there are also some … Read More

Step-by-Step Guide to Help Your Puppy Overcome Separation Anxiety

red tri australian shepherd puppyCait’s puppy, Arrow, has started experiencing some separation anxiety. Cait, having grown up in a house that has always had dogs, knows the drill. But for those of you who don’t have a lifetime of experience, here is a step-by-step guide to help you help your puppy overcome separation anxiety.

Since I’m all about getting to the point quickly, while you can do this on your own, and the information that follows will help you do this on your own, … Read More

So You Think You Want An Aussie?

Much has been said and written about the energy and athleticism of Aussies. And how they are not dogs for everyone. Yet it amazes me how many people with no previous Aussie experience choose not to hear this and get one because they like the looks.

This is our 3-month-old Aussie on a typical middle-of-the-night potty break, after a day full of activities, running, and playing with our other two dogs.

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