Dani is an Australian shepherd at 26lbs; the daughter of Skyler and Copper. Tom was lucky enough to get Dani from Mike when she was just 8 weeks old.
Tom raised Dani from the time she was 8 weeks old, to 7 months old. She is hands down the easiest puppy he has ever raised, including being virtually potty trained at 10 weeks old. She doesn’t chew up anything. Dani stayed in the crate at bedtime for the first 2 months, and after she was 4 months old, she was trustworthy enough to sleep on the bedroom floor, NOT in a crate. It’s pretty unheard of for a 4 month old puppy to not have to be in a crate at night, and no worry of her chewing up anything or peeing on the floor.
Tom socialized Dani properly, taking her to visit friends, neighborhood parties, and going to the pet shop whenever possible.When she was 4 months old, Dani came home to live with us (Lois and Mike) forever.
Dani quickly acclimated to her new surroundings and made our home her own. The backyard quickly became her domain as every time she goes outside, she races around and does a perimeter sweep to assure no birds, squirrels or other creatures are invading her turf, after all its Dani’s back yard now. We quickly discovered that everything Tom described about Dani was absolutely spot-on. Dani is super affectionate and demands Dani time especially in the morning as each family member awakens starting with Dani’s morning belly rub and Lois’s much needed morning coffee, to Dani meeting everyone at the door when the boys return from school. We all can count on Dani being there wagging her tail and rolling on her back for a belly rub. Dani has never had an accident in the house, she rings the bells that we hung on the door to let us know she wants or needs to go outside. Super smart! In-fact, Dani was the Top Dog in her obedience class and when off leash never leaves our sides and will not run away unless she is chasing down a Frisbee that she runs down and catches with ease. Like most dogs Dani is motivated by her favorite treat and will sit, lay down and even roll over on command. We don’t even have to pick up Dani’s toys and place them in the toy box. Dani on command “Clean-up” will go around the house and pick up her toys and place them back into her toy box. She is truly a “Super Aussie”.
She’s well rounded, she’s smart, and most of all she is a sucker for chest scratches. Dani would be considered lower than average energy level, with higher than average intelligence.
If you’re looking for a AwesomeDoodle who can swim, fetch, hike, jog, do agility, but also snuggle with you when it’s time to settle, Dani’s puppies are for you. If you want one of Dani’s AwesomeDoodle puppies, get on our list ASAP.