Are kelpies good house pets?
While their hardiness and ability to work long hours make them a valuable asset for farmers, it’s their devotion and loyalty to their family that can make them a suitable pet for today’s families.
Are kelpies barkers?
Australian Kelpies MUST have regular opportunities to vent their energy and to use their busy minds to do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored – which they usually express by barking and destructive chewing.
Can you leave Kelpies alone?
The working kelpie needs discipline and is bred to take the discipline of the chain, because he never before known this type of restriction, a pup will often struggle to get free when first tied up. Don’t be alarmed: just leave him alone.
Are kelpies easy to train?
Kelpies are obedient and easy to train, not to mention very intelligent and they will quickly learn new tricks and commands. A Kelpie will stop growing around 12 months old.
Are Kelpies cuddly?
Kelpies are loyal and devoted to their family as well as loving and affectionate. To be happy, they need big spaces with a yard they can play in. They are so friendly they’ll hang out with other dogs and even cats. If trained and socialised, they are suitable for young children.
Where should Kelpies sleep?
For most kelpies it is really hard to relax and shut down without a den: they feel they have to be alert all the time and any movement will trigger their instinct. When a kelpie (pup) is in a crate, covered with a towel or sheet so it cannot see out, it feels safe and secure and will go to sleep.
Can you have a Kelpie in a backyard?
While they can be trusted to work independently, being on their own indoors often leads them into mischief making. These dogs are decidedly not ideal for apartment living. They are also not ideal pets for families with young children. They need a fenced-in backyard and some occupation.