The Australian Shepherd is a highly trainable dog known for its intelligence and ability to form strong bonds with its human family. They are fond of learning new tricks and skills and are very responsive to positive reinforcement. This makes training them in areas such as toilet training relatively easy.

 

They are energetic and enjoy running and playing with kids and adults. They love the attention that playtime brings. Despite their energetic nature, they are generally relatively calm and laid-back.

 

Due to their natural instincts to herd livestock, Australian Shepherds are naturally protective. They are not aggressive but strongly desire to protect their family and territory