No, mini Australian shepherds don’t bark a lot.
Mini Australian shepherds are primarily herding and guarding dogs, so they bark when they are alarmed or when they are attempting to herd something. This barking is not usually drawn out or yappy like smaller dogs.
The mini Aussie will bark when it is not mentally or physically satisfied, but this can be prevented with proper exercise and mental stimulation.
If you would like to train your dog not to bark, try these simple steps:
- Wait until your dog has finished barking.
- Use a simple command like “No Barking” or “Quiet” and give a small treat or reward.
- Regularly repeat the command and reward when your dog is being quiet.
- Keep a regular routine and command so that your dog can learn and understand this new expectation.