The compact but muscular Australian Cattle Dog, also called Blue Heeler or Queensland Heeler, is related to Australia’s famous wild dog, the Dingo. These resilient herders are intelligent enough to outsmart their owners.
Go ahead and play! Get on the ground, run around, play hide-and-seek, or come up with your own special games to satisfy this basic doggy instinct.
Put some water-friendly dog toys in there so the Australian Cattle dog knows that’s a special place it can go to cool off whenever it wants.
Hide several of its favorite treats around the house and see how many your Australian Cattle Dog finds before you get home. Then try it again in a week, putting the treats in other places. It’ll encourage it to explore and stay active while you’re away.