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Australian shepherd and bernese mountain dog

Australian shepherd and bernese mountain dog

Australian shepherd and bernese mountain dog

My current shepherding situation is a combination of some problems, but at least it's in the open.

I currently have 2 shepherds.

A white, medium sized, female collie named Sam

and a Bernese mountain dog named Kuma

This post is primarily about Sam, but I'll also say a few things about Kuma.

Sam was a surprise to my partner, because we've never had a collie before.

We got her in June 2014 as a "starter" dog to help train him (and to train me) as a shepherd.

For me it was something to try to help him "connect" with an animal that I knew he would have to work with.

I figured if we got a dog that we could train together (so far I've only had one collie that we've had together - who I think was probably a bit more hard-headed than Sam, though I'm sure that she wouldn't have been my first choice of a training partner if I was starting with no experience) we might be able to work through some of our past issues with each other.

Sam is very sweet.

She's very eager to please, and she is also pretty easy going.

However, she has a LOT of energy.

She is very curious and I think she just wants to do everything.

She loves to eat and is always eating or chewing, and she is always wanting attention.

It's pretty clear that she loves people.

She gets into everything that she is told to, and she doesn't mind going in places that I would not want a dog to be.

She has no problems going in our car if we are travelling.

When we are not busy she has a very high energy level.

If we are not doing anything, then she is running around, sniffing, looking at stuff, and chewing or playing with something.

Sometimes she just wants to be held, and it's hard to resist.

It's not that she's aggressive or anything.

She's just very, very happy.

Sam also has a bad habit of jumping up on people - usually people who are bigger than her.

And the worst part is that when she is on the ground, she is trying to get on top of her.

I don't want her to be aggressive, and I really don't want her to injure people.

The problem is, she is very determined.

And if I get angry, then she just gets more determined.

She has had a LOT of training.

She has been exposed to a lot of different kinds of things, and she has been trained in a LOT of different ways.

She has been trained as a service dog, she has been trained to be a guide dog, and she has been trained to be a therapy dog.

So she has been trained in a lot of different ways, and she has been exposed to a LOT of different things.

In most cases, she has always been able to handle any situations that she had to.

So I don't know why she has this problem with jumping on people.

We have tried different ways to discourage this behavior.

We have had her wear a muzzle when we are walking around, and she always wears it when we go to the park.

She also wears a muzzle when we go on a walk to a place where she might get off the leash.

But we always have to put a harness on her, and that puts her in a situation where she can't go where we want her to go.

It's a very frustrating situation because we feel that we need to have her in some way "controlled" if we are to be able to enjoy our day together.

And while I don't want to have to train her not to jump on people, I also don't want to let her jump on people if she wants to.

At least not all the time.

So we really need to be able to control this.

We've gotten pretty good at training Sam not to jump up on people, but she still has a couple of little habits that I need to be careful about.

She loves to eat.

We're pretty lucky that Sam is pretty well behaved, but if you can get her to open her mouth, then she will eat anything that you put in there.

For example, I'm sitting in my office and she's sitting with me, and she wants a drink of water, so she opens her mouth.

And I put water into her mouth.

I can see how frustrating this is, because she opens her mouth to eat something, but she then gets this water that she wants.

But this also works the other way around.

I have a glass of water in front of me on my desk, and she is sitting in front of me, and she will open her mouth if I just put the water in her mouth.

I'm not sure if she would do this if we were at a restaurant, because she would probably have something to drink there.

So while I would never recommend a shepard be taught how to drink out of a bowl, I know that my little collie can be trained not to do that.

And the problem is, I don't want her to get thirsty, because then she will want to eat, and then she won't be able to resist the water.

So while she is eating, she will go to the water, then she will get up and sit in front of me.

And I'm not sure how to keep her from getting thirsty during the day.

I guess I could put the water into her bowl.

And she will drink from her own bowl, but then I still need to keep an eye on her.

So there's something about a bowl that keeps her from wanting to drink all the time.

And I also don't want her to always have a bowl


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