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Please browse the sections below to help find an answer to your question.
Adopting a Sheltie
If you plan to adopt a Sheltie, I first recommend checking your local Sheltie Rescue to see if there are any Shelties in need of a home. If your heart is set on a puppy, put your name down with a local Sheltie Breeder. Both our rescue and breeder databases cover the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Please, please, please never buy a puppy from a pet store.
Questions About Shelties
We have several resources to help you find answers right now. Check out our Sheltie FAQ and our Sheltie Forums. If you've just adopted a Sheltie and want a complete guide to dog training, we recommend Daniel Steven's Secrets To Dog Training course.
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Email Sheltie Planet
Unfortunately due to volume we can't answer your Sheltie questions via email - please direct them to the Sheltie Forums or Facebook Page instead. If you have purchased The Sheltie Anthology and need access, or have any other feedback about the website, please contact me at: becky[at]sheltieplanet[dot]com.
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.