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Indy - The Dog who is not yet mine

Updated on November 29, 2012

The Australian Shepherd Puppy I Want!

I want a dog. I can't have one yet... apartment doesn't allow it, lifestyle doesn't permit it... but I will have one soon.

After a lot of research, my future husband and I decided that we wanted to have an Australian Shepherd. The dog will function in part as a therapy pet for me, and as a running/Frisbee buddy for him. Since I will be at home for a while, I will be undertaking a lot of the training.

This lens I am going to feature awesome tricks I've found on youtube that I want to teach my puppy!

Photo by SamyG (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Indy - The Australian Shepherd

Yes, we are going to name our dog Indy. The name works for both a male or female dog... and YES it happens to be after Indiana Jones.

Indy will become "Dr. Indiana" after he/she passes the Canine Good Citizen's certification.

For the record... Indian Jones is and always has been a trilogy. I don't know what this other nonsense is about!

Get me a tissue when I sneeze

So this is the most useful trick ever. Imagine you start having a sneezing fit and you cannot stop. Then suddenly.. you dog knows it's work time, and runs over with a box of tissues!

Learn the name of toys

So I have been reading a bit about clicker training, and so I now understand a bit about how you teach a dog the names of items. This isn't an Australian Shepherd... but close enough!

Frisbee Time and General Tricks

Keith's "Wow" moments occurred at 2:50, 3:16, 4:30 and 5:06. He wants Indy to jump into his arms each day when he gets home.

Dog Dancing

Dancing and Agility courses are two activities I am excited to learn more about.

And, you know, Indy can take off my slippers, too!

Will my dog climb trees?

And of course... random fun time!

General play is very important, too!

Any advice for this future dog owner?

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    • flycatcherrr profile image

      flycatcherrr 6 years ago

      Aussies are a lot of fun, and I've found they are very quick to learn new things, so you'll have a good time teaching her. And because this is such a high-energy breed, what a good thing your husband is keen on exercise. :) Hope she comes into your life really soon! My best tip - keep your dog busy, or she'll find her own amusement!

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      DogToys LM 6 years ago

      O she's beautiful.

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      howards522 6 years ago


    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Great lens, great subject and featured on Pets Names. Top marks