Toby - Mini Aussie

Discussion in 'Meet the Dogs' started by 2SpoiledAussies, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. 2SpoiledAussies Well-Known Member

    Toby is my male bi-colored Miniature Australian Shepherd, born on 05/06/07! He is always beside me, and wanting to train.

    Toby has on leash dog aggression. He has never even raised his lip at a person, but if a dog gets too close to him (especially if the dog is big) he will lash out. We are currently working on this problem, and it is getting better everyday.

    He Loves to play with toys! Any type of toy, but his favorite is probably a ball or squeaky. We can't give him plush toys, because in 5 minutes it'll be torn up from him shaking it in excitement!

    We love taking our obedience classes! He is almost always best in class. We plan on taking Rally soon, and maybe Freestyle later. We also do Frisbee at home, and we might start agility at home.

    He is definitely my trick dog though! He qualifies for his ATD (Advanced Trick Dog) Title. I'm just waiting to see if my parents will pay for it :) He is very enthusiastic about learning tricks, and picks up very quickly. Here is a list I threw together of his tricks. I'm sure I'm missing some, so I'll add more when I think about them!

    Sit
    Down
    Stay
    Drop It
    Around
    Swing
    Okay
    Off
    Outside
    Crate
    Leave It
    Stand (from sit position)
    Come
    Back up
    Hup
    Through (Tunnel)
    Shake
    Spin
    Twirl
    Roll Over
    Leg Weaves
    Touch (my hand)
    Touch (target)
    Say your Prayers
    Paws on my arm
    Where's your toy? (Get it and Bring it)
    Cross paws (Cross)
    Cross Paws (Switch)
    Tug! (a rope toy)
    Sit Pretty
    Figure Eight
    High Five
    High Ten
    Crawl
    Frisbee
    Hoop Jump
    Close Door
    Let's go! (Heel)
    Box (Hide in a box)
    Bed (Target Mat)
    Fetch
    Top (on Exercise Ball)
    Stall (on Exercise Ball)
    Watch Me
    Help Me Up
    Slide (down a playground slide)
    Catch (toy)
    Play Dead

  2. Jean Cote Administrator

    That's quite a long list of tricks. :)
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  3. Gordykins Experienced Member

    It sounds like you and Toby are doing such a great job together!
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  4. MaryK Honored Member

    Wow impressive trick list! Hope you and Toby can do your ATD soon, I'm sure you'll pass with flying colors. Toby is such a sweet dog:love:
  5. 2SpoiledAussies Well-Known Member

    Thank guys!
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  6. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    Handsome boy! And very busy, his dance card is definitely full!!
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    LOL hope he's got a dance saved for the beautiful Veronica:D

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