Needs • Active Experienced Home.
Augie is an incredibly smart, active, and loyal 2.5 year old, 40 pound Australian Cattle Dog mix. Augie needs daily mental and physical enrichment and activity, without this he will try to outsmart his owner and get what he wants! Although he has lots of energy, he is always ready to snuggle. He will curl up in your lap or next to you on the couch or bed. He doesn’t have any desire to escape (house or yard), but he will chase wild animals, and the occasional truck or school bus.
Augie is currently in weekly agility lessons, which he absolutely loves. We would hope he can continue his agility or another dog sport (such as rally, disc/frisbee, or flyball). When he is “in the zone” he has the ability to do just about anything. He is learning some fun tricks- at the moment working on “Sit Pretty” and “Spin”, as well as having mastered basic commands: Sit, Down, Paw, Wait, and Leave It. He has a selective recall- he knows what the words come and here mean, but if he isn’t paying attention he won’t always listen right away.
Augie is a bit dog/fear reactive meaning he can act out in situations where he is scared or when meeting new dogs. He has successfully met and played with several dogs, he just must be introduced slowly and properly. He can be afraid of new people but with treats and a calm and quiet introduction he easily makes friends with all people. Augie would love a home with a playful and friendly dog sibling, but he would be just fine as a solo dog!
Augie’s ideal match would be dog savvy and experienced with reactive dogs. He loves to go on runs so an active home is a must. He loves to shop and hike- pet friendly locations only! A fenced yard would be great, but he will be okay with leashed walks and playtime.
Augie is house trained, crate trained, excellent on leash, and ready to find an experienced forever home who will enjoy going on Augie doggie adventures with him!