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I'm trying to learn more about this breed. My rescue has been ID'd as an Australian Shepherd, until the rescue happened across info on the Louisiana Cathoula Leopard. Austin fits the bill exactly. I've long suspected he had some sort of vision issue, as if he sees me sitting when we're outside, he knows me, but if I move - such as stand, he doesn't have a clue who I am. He's very high strung and nervous. I've been working with what I thought was a timid dog and have been making progress, but he's really only bonded to me - as long as I don't move on him. Is there anyone out there more familiar with this breed who might be able to give me training tips and just how to help him more? He's a gorgeous grey, blue and white dog with one hazel eye and the other one is hazel with a blue 'moon' marking in the iris. Unfotunately, due to his behavior, I'm his third or fourth home - but he IS seeming to do well here - to a point.

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I have a catahoula named gus fortunatly he dosent have any vision problems but he is very nervouse. Hes always alot better when he runs he can do miles a day no problem. We run him with a quad or a dirt bike as soon as it starts he goes nuts. Exersize is the key and time spent together. He needs to no im not gettin in the truck without him. hell follow me to the edge of the earth as long as hes run atleast 4 miles. these dogs neeedd to run alot.


I TOO HAVE A CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE VISION ISSUES BUT SHE IS A WILD CHILD. SHE IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND HAS THE NEED TO PLAY ALL DAY. SHE LIKES TO PLAY FRISBE AND BALL AND WILL DO IT UNTIL SHE DROPS, WHEN SHE CATHCES HER BREATH SHE IS READY AGAIN. THE FUN NEVER STOPS. SHE IS VERY LOYAL WILL NOT LEAVE THE YEARD, SHE WANTS TO CUDDLE WITH US ALL OF THE TIME. DON'T GIVE UP ON HIM. JUST LOVE HIM.


I TOO HAVE A CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE VISION ISSUES BUT SHE IS A WILD CHILD. SHE IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND HAS THE NEED TO PLAY ALL DAY. SHE LIKES TO PLAY FRISBE AND BALL AND WILL DO IT UNTIL SHE DROPS, WHEN SHE CATHCES HER BREATH SHE IS READY AGAIN. THE FUN NEVER STOPS. SHE IS VERY LOYAL WILL NOT LEAVE THE YEARD, SHE WANTS TO CUDDLE WITH US ALL OF THE TIME. DON'T GIVE UP ON HIM. JUST LOVE HIM.


I have a Catahoula, first described by the rescue as an Australian Shepherd mix. He's also nervous and high strung - needs LOTS of attention. I've tried meds, the Thunder Shirt and training - all without much good end results. I think he may need exercise. When he's outside, he's happiest and racing around. He's an excellent guard dog and birder. He spots everything and nails it quickly and quietly. He's a very good dog who was in shelter 18 months because no one would take the time to look twice at him and take a chance. I wouldn't give him up for the world.


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