Australian Shepherd Question

Are Aussies usually very vocal? I have met alot who bark excessively. Just want to be prepared...


Are Aussies usually very vocal? I have met alot who bark excessively. Just want to be prepared for this behavior. Thanks

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 10:23:48 PM
Most Aussies are pretty vocal. You can work on training them to stop when told, but the trait is pretty strong in the breed and some just can't seem to help themselves. I always tell people not to get an Aussie if barking will really bother them.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 1/5/2012 5:27:25 PM
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My three aussies are very vocal but only when there is something or someone outside our house. Also If we start talking to them and asking questions like "Bath time?" or "Wanna go for a walk" they bark their heads off till it happens. But the barking never bothered me and they stopped right away if we told them to.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/5/2012 8:50:23 PM


Most Aussies are not very vocal. My Aussie only barks when she sees someone or something she thinks need to be barked at, or if the door bell rings! They may tend to bark more if they don't get enough exercise and get bored! Even if your Aussie does bark a lot, you can teach her not to! Aussies are EXTREMELY trainable and want to please! When my Aussie starts to bark sometimes we have problems getting her to stop. But we are working on training her to only give a warning bark and then stop. She is doing very well!
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/28/2012 9:08:08 PM