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8/27/16 11:12 P

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How is your dog doing with apartment living now? Did you find anything he likes to do to keep busy in there? Cassie is also 8 and sleeps a lot in the house. Out in the yard most of the time she just wonders around it and checks to see what has gone on in the yard, but runs fence with the dog next door when she gets the chance. I sometimes get worried about that because the fence is in bad shape, but neither dog seems to want to knock the fence down. Cassie would also like more walks (but will only do them with me). She is pretty content as a house dog after being in kennels the first 4 1/2 years of her life.



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8/27/16 9:51 A

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do you live anywhere near a sheep farm? possibly a farmer would allow you a meadow and 10 or so sheep to be herded once a week..i know its not ideal, but your pup would be feeding its instincts, and it might help. just be sure he wouldnt hurt the sheep first..use a longe line or have several people to be sure

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My Lizzie pushes a ball all over the house

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7/28/16 5:25 P

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I exercise dogs as a part time job. You might want to hire someone to spend 30 to 60 mins. daily with your dog. Take your dog for a walk.

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7/28/16 1:29 P

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Have you tried a stuffed Kong (lots of people use frozen)? What about some toy that you put treats in and he has to get the treats out?

Considering the breed (though I'm sure other breeds do the same), does he destroy toys and balls? If he doesn't tear them up, maybe some balls he can roll around the apartment and chase. Do you know anybody who could some in once or twice a day to take him for a walk? Trying to think what some of the people in the group on Facebook have said they do. If you are on Facebook try joining one of the Australian Cattle Dog groups on there. I am on Australian Cattle Dog Lovers on there. There are a few others, too.

Are there any places around there that he can run more than the walk? I mean like a dog park (preferably without a lot of other dogs since they can be a problem).

Cassie and my last dogs didn't play, so ideas are a little unknown for me.



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I live in an apartment and work in an office so I'm away most of the day. I have a 45lb cattle dog, nearing eight years old, who used to have a yard and be much more active. He's a herder, not a fetcher. He's also really good at learning commands and wants to please. I see him sitting in his dog bed and napping so much, has gained some weight. What can I leave for him to do during the day? We do walk an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening, but I'm interested in something for him while I'm at work.

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