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Old 05-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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We got an Aussie to keep our Siberian Husky Jax company. He is a small dog, maybe 25 lbs and is 6 months old now. We got Taz, the Aussie, when he was maybe 3ish months old. I have tried working with him. I have stopped yelling and punnishing him for the submissive peeing. He does still get into trouble for peeing on the carpet or marking other things in the house, and thats just a stern bad dog, and 30 min in bed. and the peeing has mostly stopped. he still squirts a small amount and i just clan it up and never scold him for it.

My current problem that i cant seem to keep him from BARKING. when I take him out for his business its just a yip or two, and thats fine. Bring him back in and hes fine. Hell bark at the Cats and Ferrets a few times, but nothing to get mad at. I say quiet and he stops.

I put him in his bed, and all heck breaks loose! He barks and barks and barks. He barks for 10 ish minuets before he stops. He goes to bed at 10 pm. At 3 or 4 am, he starts back in. If i take him out to do his business and put him back to bed, he barks till i get up and let him out again at 5:15 am.

I go to bed at 10 pm. Its the last thing i do for the day, is to take both Jax and Taz outside. Im at a loss of what to do and its driving me nuts.

We have decided we are NOT going to use a shock collar. The bark deturrent systems dont work as he barks right over them. Other then the barking he is a good puppy.

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How much excersise and mental stimulation does he get? Aussies are very smart, high energy dogs. They are a working dog bred for herding. Have you enrolled both pups into obedience classes?

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The Huskey has gone through training and he is just so hard headed he does what we tell him half the time. Taz has yet to go through training. They run through the main level of the house. we walk him about 1-1.5 miles every other day or so.

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He needs more excersise every day Aussies are very smart active dogs.
I would start him in obedince training .He needs something to keep his mind busy .
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I set a radio up last night before i put Taz to bed. I got up today and he didnt bark at all. Well see what happens tonight.

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How much excercise and mental stimulation does he get? Aussies are very smart, high energy dogs. They are a working dog bred for herding. Have you enrolled both pups into obedience classes?
I agree this breed needs excersie and when the dog doesn't get the stimulation it needs the dog gets out of control and starts trying to stimulate it's brain. maybe it needs more walks. sounds like a good dog just needs more excercise.

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Welcome to df maryG! We would like to hear more about your dog too.
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Thanks for the welcome. I own an austrailian red/blue heeler. she is my best friend. we live on 28 acres so she has room to run. she chews through her collars. (I've tried to stop this but can't seem to. any ideas?) she is collar less! she can run away there is no fence around our property but chooses not to. :-) on the first day we let her out of the car from picking her up. instead of putting her in the house so she could get used to us we let her out in the yard. She didn't run away instead she jumped on my lap. (runt!heehee.) Red head, blue body and orange legs. truely one of a kind! plus she has a big black spot on her rear! she stands one foot tall and hates when our little buchon gets mad at her. she is 4 years old. very calm but i sometimes get her to play. hates stuffed toys (or any toys for that matter.) doesn't sleep in the bed i mad her outside (for winter.) very low matnence dog. i love her and try to do the best I can for her.

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