Dear Dogster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Dogster magazine, www.dogster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Aussie and herding instincts
We have had Freckles since she was approx. 6 months old (she is about 3 now). She is reserved around strangers or tends to bark and get her hackles up. She never bites or attacks. So we ignore the barking, she calms down, and all is well. We have family in WV consisting of smaller children (3 & 5)that we visit about 4 times a year. We aren\'t around them for long periods of time for me to train her properly (I am a diligent trainer). She has nipped at them and caused minor skin injuries. What are some suggestions of how to handle this situation? Its not an option to leave her behind at home..she travels well and loves the mountain atmosphere..