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.
How is your Aussie with kids? Izzie isn't around kids very much, but when she is she barks & gets super excited and tries to herd them. I understand the herding is natural, but any tips on how to quiet the bark? Her bark is loud & scares the kids she is around. The majority of the times that she has been around kids has been at the lake, and they have been the children of strangers. I know problem number 1 is that people don't teach their children proper manners in general, regarding animals in particular. And Izzie is very protective of people around the water. She likes it, but it seems to really trigger her protection instincts. I guess I'm just looking for tips and/or experiences of others.