Hey everyone! I'm Han, I am currently in the last four weeks of waiting for my standard australian shepherd puppy, Paige, to come home. She'll be a bit over 8 weeks old at the time and of course, will be crate trained in the house. I've purchased almost everything I need to make her transition into our home a happy one; crate, bed, bear trophy dog toy, a puppy kong, puppy food (A Taste of the Wild Puppy formula) and I think I've got it mostly covered. But, if you see that I've missed anything, please let me know! I've started reading Clicker Training with your Dog, and am excited to start training Paige with positive reinforcement when she finally comes home. This will be my third dog (the first two passed away, rip.) and am excited to make her feel like a part of our family and depart love, training and stimulation for her to keep her mentally astute, physically fit and an all around balanced companion. I have been in an ever present learning stage about aussies and would really appreciate any helpful advice or constructive criticism that will benefit my and Paige's life together. Although I feel that I am well prepared to take on this energetic, intelligent breed (she will be running with me, hiking with my husband and I, trained to do all sorts of neat tricks, and introduced to many people along the way), I would really enjoy hearing whatever job you've come up with to keep your aussie occupied. Apparently these guys need change and get bored with repetition so hey, if you have a great job idea, I'm all ears! Also, I plan to share funny stories and experiences with my lil' Paige and look forward to hearing your experiences as well! Nice to meet you all, thank you for reading my lengthy introduction, as always constructive advice is the only type I'm looking for. Negative, pointless comments will be ignored!