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The Instinctive Australian Shepherd

Celebrating the working origins of the Australian Shepherd

Aug 20, 2021

This story is a nail biter. Trudy and her family escape the 2020 Wilhoit fire Oregon fire. She shares her story day by day and talks about how her Aussie, Jill rounded up the sheep and ducks. 

Trudy talks about how the fire brought out the best and worst in people. She shares lessons learned and how she now prepares...


May 29, 2021

Meet Sonja Galley, owner of Bindi, 2021 Farm Bureau Dog of the Year. Bindi saved Sonja's life on her family dairy when a rogue heifer charged Sonja and had her on the ground.
 
Bindi is Sonya's right hand on the dairy farm. This is not only a great story, which will leave you with a lump in your throat or tears...


Mar 30, 2021

This episode celebrates the resilience and intelligence of the Australian Shepherd. Jade is a young Aussie that is lost in Yellowstone following a serious accident. 

Today I am interviewing Jade and her owners David Sowers and Laura Gillise as well as the author of the book, Bring Jade Home, Michelle Caffrey. The book...


Feb 10, 2021

Today we are talking about those naughty Aussie puppies and dogs! My guest, expert dog behaviorist and trainer, Sarah Dixon and I offer solutions to puppy behaviors and adult Aussie behaviors.
 
This is part 2 of our awesome conversation about puppy training and adult dog training.
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Jan 26, 2021

Today we are talking about those naughty Aussie puppies! My guest, expert dog behaviorist and trainer, Sarah Dixon and I offer solutions to puppy behaviors. 

We discuss nipping/biting, chewing, jumping, reactivity and fear of loud noises! This is part 1 of of 2 of a great discussion. You can tell we are both extremely...