Shetland sheepdogs, might be one of the most adorable little pups for adoption at Petland Aurora. It's not surprising that sheepdogs are also an extremely popular dog for adoption. Remember, not every dog is right for every family, but a pet counselor can help you determine if this breed of dog is the right addition for your family.
Shetland Sheepdogs are small dogs (no heavier than 25 pounds). They love to play and to be a part of the family, making them great family dogs. They are also smart little dogs, and do well with consistent training. They are great at learning that action=reward when it comes to training, so if you want your Shetland Sheepdog to sit or come, you'd better be prepared with treats! They also love to eat, so you have to be really careful that they do not gorge on their food or become overweight.
Like most small dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs have a long life expectancy---13-15 years. They need lots of exercise---both mental and physical. The good news is that they are small enough that they can get their daily exercise inside a home if needed. They do like to run around and it is always a good idea to have a home with a fenced yard. They also love going for walks and can make a great walking companion. As for mental stimulation the Pet Counselor explained to me that there are certain types of toys that help stimulate the brain. If you don't, Shetland Sheepdogs will find their own way to stimulate their minds---by getting into mischief in your home!
Overall, I really enjoyed my time with the Shetland Sheepdog puppy. I was glad to have a Pet Counselor who knew all about Shetland Sheepdogs help me to discover new facts about this breed of dog. I love the fact that it is small in stature but stands regally, and is good with people. I absolutely love that they can come in different color combinations. When you are ready to add a new puppy to your family, I would highly recommend that you go to Petland Aurora to find one.