I often receive inquiries about the essential items we suggest for families welcoming their new Australian Shepherd or Miniature Australian Shepherd Miniature American Shepherd puppy into their homes. To assist with this exciting transition, I've curated a comprehensive list that includes both must-have essentials and a selection of items that can greatly benefit both you and your cherished furry addition. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
There are various travel carriers designed for flying with your puppy, but we've discovered one that stands out as the ideal choice for our furry companions. This versatile carrier can be worn on your back like a backpack or in front while navigating the airport. We've noticed that our puppies seem most at ease when worn in front, allowing us to easily reach in through the openings to give them soothing scritches. This carrier will accommodate your Australian Shepherd puppy or your Miniature Australian Shepherd Miniature American Shepherd puppy, with comfort and ease.
At Painted Blue Aussies, our feeding philosophy centers on efficacy for both our adult dogs and puppies, avoiding the assumption that pricier options are always superior, as sometimes they can even be detrimental. While the prospect of transitioning to another food remains open in the future, we kindly request that you maintain the same diet for the crucial first 3 months as the combination of adjusting to a new home and adapting to a new diet simultaneously can be overwhelming for your Australian Shepherd puppy or Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy Miniature American Shepherd puppy.
Kindly note that we recommend refraining from feeding grain-free or raw foods. Should you have inquiries about potential diet changes in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are committed to assisting our families in selecting the most suitable formula for their puppies' well-being.
– a lifesaving rehydration remedy that proves invaluable whenever your beloved dog or puppy faces stress or illness. With a decade of personal use for my own dogs, I wholeheartedly endorse ALWAYS keeping this formula on hand.
Painted Blue Aussies wholeheartedly recommends crate training for your new Australian Shepherd puppy or your new Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy. Beyond safeguarding their security, this practice enhances your own peace of mind and aligns perfectly with dogs' innate fondness for having their own cozy den. By embracing crate training, you're establishing a foundation of safety and comfort for your puppy.
To help acclimate your puppy to their new crate, Painted Blue Aussies recommends initially feeding meals in the crate, as well as always offering a high value treat or chew when they go in. Crate games are a great way to create a positive association, as well.
When you receive your Australian Shepherd puppy or Miniature American Shepherd puppy from Painted Blue Aussies, they will arrive with a comforting blanket that carries the familiar scent of their mother and siblings. Alongside this, we suggest providing a straightforward bolster bed for their crate. In the initial stages, we advise against introducing extra bedding into the crate. Puppies are prone to accidents during their early stages, and minimizing bedding can simplify cleaning and help maintain your peace of mind. We recommend purchasing 2 bolster beds if feasible, so a clean bed is always ready and on hand.
Navigating the world of dog treats can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to find both tasty and healthy options for your furry friend. To simplify your search, here's a curated list of trusted treats that have earned the approval of our canine companions, both Australian Shepherd and Miniature Australian Shepherd Miniature American Shepherd.
You'll find these soft training treats available in an array of delightful flavors, and they can be divided into smaller portions.
These tender jerky chews burst with delicious flavors and can be easily divided into bite-sized portions to reward your puppy’s excellent behavior.