One of the best things about living with an Australian Cattle dog is how awesome their personalities are. These doggies will get along with pretty much anyone especially if they are socialized from an early age. Here are just a few of the key personality traits you have to look forward to owning one of these pooches.
Highly Energetic And Playful
Technically speaking, Australian Cattle Dogs are not aggressive even when they bark too much and they seem on attack mode. The high energy levels and extreme playfulness are what most people misconstrue as aggression.
While Australian Cattle Dogs have a social side and will do well in large families, they tend to form the strongest bonds with maybe one or two individuals in the home. This makes them perfect one-person dogs that will be loyal almost to a fault to their solitary companion. They also definitely do not mind the undivided attention.
Australian Cattle Dogs are quite independent and can often be left alone for up to even 6 to 8 hours without causing too much of a fuss. They are also quite disciplined even with no one watching so you don’t have to worry about them wreaking havoc in your home when you’re not around.
These traits also make the Australian Cattle Dogs among the few breeds that you can trust to be unproblematic off-leash.
Australian Cattle Dogs are typically not dangerous towards humans. However, their dominant personalities often put them at odds with other dogs as well as with smaller pets like cats.
According to dog behaviorist Stanley Coren, Australian Cattle dogs are among the 10th most intelligent dog breeds. This makes them quite easy to train both in terms of basic obedience and complex skills.
Professional training will cost you about $100 per week which can be quite a lot over time. You could save money and have pretty similar results if you train your pooch yourself. In this case, tools like the Brain Training for Dogs program are invaluable offering you all the guidance you need to actually make the training work.