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Excessively Barking and Whining and Howling! PLEASE help!
My Hope is an Australian Shepherd/Mountain Cur Mix. She took after the Aussie with her Blue Merle coloring and coat. But I think everything else must have been taken from the cur...which we all know are prominent and most known for hunting. She has humongous paws, sharp claws, and her eyes were a beautiful green when I brought her home. I had hoped that her eyes would take after the Aussie and stay that way, but they turned brown. I am having a difficult time with her Howling like a wolf/coyote and barking and just whining excessively day and night. I spend adequate time with her and let her run and play all day, and she has my other 3 dogs that are not fenced in to play with and she especially loves my little male chihuahua. I just want to know, is this a trait with your Australian Shepherd, or is it just a trait I guess coming from her being mixed with a Cur. Please respond if you have the same problem, or know of someone who does and how to fix it! Thanks! :-/
(Like, right as I type now I hear her going crazy outside and its preventing my other 2 with her from sleeping!)