Southern Charm Mini Aussies/Mini American Shepherds
Karla Mike and Kirsten Benjamin
770-241-1485  770-633-3555 
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9am to 9pm Daily

Links For Information Pertaining to Miniature Australian Shepherds
Information and Products for Your
 Miniature Australian Shepherd

Clubs
Miniature American Shepherds: Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA www.masca.org

Registrations and Dog Show Affiliations That Pertain to Miniature American Shepherds
AKC: www.akc.org 
International All Breed Canine Assoc. (IABCA): www.iabca.com (For showing your puppy)

Health Screening Links
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC): www.caninehealthinfo.org
Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF): www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA): www.offa.org

Dog Toy, Equipment, and Supplies (at reasonable prices)
Toy Box: www.barkbox.com/r/VXXBBE1HPO Must use the code to get your free month.
DOG FOOD and supplies: www.chewy.com Food delivered right to your door!
Pet Edge: www.petedge.com
Bully Sticks www.bestbullysticks.com We use the 6” standard for all our dogs and puppies.


Heartworm Medicine
  The ONLY kind of heartworm medicine that can be given to your Mini Aussie is Sentinel Spectrum or Interceptor Plus.
  Trifexis is a deadly heartworm medicine, and I do not support nor recommend this drug for your dog. The use of Trifexis will also null and void your health guarantee. 
1-800-PetMeds www.1800petmeds.com is also the best priced heartworm priced meds by far and your vet can send a prescription to them or the company will also fax a request to your vet which is the method I use. Make sure your vet knows they will be getting a fax from them and also have your vet’s fax number handy when you are ready to place your online order. Order a YEAR at a time so that you will not need to have your dog tested before then. 

Spay and Neutering your Puppy
It is the recommendation of Southern Charm Aussies after year of research that it is safe to spay or neuter your puppy between the ages of 4 to 5 months. It is not recommended that you wait until after six months because you do not want your puppy to exhibit signs of the hormones of becoming an adult dog. The recovery time for your puppy between 4-5 months is very short compared to waiting until after six months of age also.
The most dangerous part of the surgical procedure is the anesthesia. Since NuVet Plus flushes the toxins out of a dog’s system with the help of Papain, Vitamins B5 and B6 and Vitamin C (Ester C), it will help the puppy bounce back faster and not be as groggy. The Vitamin E, Blue Green Algae, Shark Cartilage and Zinc in NuVet Plus also aids in wound healing in addition to the overall product keeping that puppies and dogs immune system healthy, this helps them recover faster. We are suggesting that any puppy or dog undergoing a surgical procedure be doubled up to TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND TWO WEEKS AFTER!





​   MERRICK DOG FOOD
www.chewy.com  They will deliver in
 2-3 days right to your front door!
Autoship for best pricing. 









​            EXERCISE PEN
www.chewy.com
I recommend the 24” high size








​          DOG CRATE
  MUST FOR TRAINING
www.chewy.com
I recommend the 36” or a 42” crate.











​             BARKBOX
A monthly toxbox filled with GREAT
treats and toys for your baby! We have used
Barkbox for years with great success and we
love the products!
www.barkbox.com /r/VXXBBE1HPO 
Must use the code to get your free month.









​                   BULLY STICKS
 YOU CAN GET YOUR FIRST BAG FROM ME!
www.bestbullysticks.com
I recommend the 6” standard size.
If you autoship you will save an additional 12-18%








           YOUR PET COMB
www.chewy.com
Andis steel pet comb 7.5”
Do NOT use a brush on your dog at any time.
It will tear out their top coat as well.

You can also buy a REAL Greyhound comb from
www.ashleycraig.net
This is where I purchase mine because they have a
 lifetime warranty that they do honor and they are 
also hand polished so they are much smoother and
 better for your dog’s coat.





​                           DYNE
A SMALL BOTTLE IS GIVEN WITH EACH PUPPY!
www.chewy.com
I recommend this! Dyne is a delicious, easy way to
 provide high-calorie nutrition for dogs recovering
 from illness, working dogs, or when dogs are recovering 
from spay/neutering. Vanilla-flavored liquid dietary
 supplement contains 150 calories per ounce in a palatable, 
easy-to-administer formula that dogs lap up quickly. 
Can be fed orally with a syringe or dropper or added 
directly to drinking water. Provides high-quality calorie
 intake for recovering animals or underweight puppies 
that are not able to eat solid food. Please call me 
before you dose your dog with Dyne.




​               SPECTOGARD
www.tractorsupply.com  
This product is great to keep on hand to stop diarrhea
 in dogs that can lead to dehydration quickly. 1 cc per 10 lbs 
given orally with a syringe. This is something you really should
 purchase. You will use this over the course of your dog’s lifetime I promise!






     BISCUITS AND TRAINING TREATS
www.chewy.com
Nutro Ultra Grain Free All Natural Biscuits can be ordered from 
many sources online and found at most major pet stores and specialty
 pet stores. Great everyday treat but do not use for training. They also
 come in a small breed formula that is great for puppies.
You may also purchase Charlee Bears and Merrick training treats 
for teaching commands. They will not fill your dog up during training
 sessions.




​            COLLAR AND LEASHES
Kong Collar is the sturdiest and longest lasting collar and leash we
 have ever come across. We buy ours from PetSmart. The size for
 MOST puppies is a SMALL. WE DO START OUR PUPPIES OUT ON A
 CAT COLLAR WITH A BELL FOR THE FIRST MONTH SO IT IS
 EASIER TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM IN THE HOUSE.



               HEARTWORM MEDICINE
The ONLY kind of heartworm medicine that can be given to your Mini Aussie 
is Sentinel Spectrum or Interceptor Plus.
What I recommend for the best overall protection from fleas, ticks, and
 worms is to use Interceptor Plus and Bravecto. 
Trifexis is a deadly heartworm medicine, and I do not support nor recommend 
this drug for your dog. The use of Trifexis will also null and void your
 health guarantee. 
1-800-PetMeds www.1800petmeds.com is also the best priced heartworm
 priced meds by far and your vet can send a prescription to them or the 
company will also fax a request to your vet which is the method I use. 
Make sure your vet knows they will be getting a fax from them and also
 have your vet’s fax number handy when you are ready to place your online
 order. Order a YEAR at a time so that you will not need to have your dog 
tested before then.  
I do not care what your vet tells you is safe, not following these directions could cost your dog its life!!



         THE BEST BOOK TO BUY
www.australian-shepherd-lovers.com
Congratulations. By ordering this book, you’ve taken the first step 
towards creating a more harmonious home life for you, your family,
 and your dog. Training your Australian Shepherd is an important
 part of being a responsible dog owner. Your Aussie can bring a lot
 of joy to your life – but there’s also a lot of frustration involved 
when you can’t get your dog to do what you want. That’s why this 
book exists. It’s designed to be a simple guide to training, specific
 to Australian Shepherds. It will cover problem behaviors
specific to Aussies and highlight the best practices and techniques 
for getting positive results with your Aussie training efforts. There
 are lots of generic dog books out there. They can give you an overview, 
but they can’t give you the same insight a book on your specific breed
 provides. This book takes the best techniques from the most cutting 
edge developments in dog training and presents you with the ones that
 work best for Australian Shepherds. 
Apply the principles and techniques contained in this book and you will
 begin to see a huge improvement in your dog’s responsiveness to your
 commands and his or her overall behavior.
How to Use This Book for the Best Results
The advice in this book is meant to be put into practice. We’ll discuss 
a lot of the theory behind training your dog, but theory is no good if 
it’s not followed by practice. Training is about practice– it’s about repetition.
That’s why I want to provide a few words of warning here: reading this book is not enough
on its own. You have to make the commitment to applying the information here if you want
to see results. Even as I write this, I know some readers will read the book and never apply it. This message is addressed to you, the reader who really wants to see huge breakthroughs in the behavior and obedience of your Aussie. 


​DREMEL TOOL FOR NAIL TRIMMING
www.lowes.com
Dremel 200 Series 17-piece rotary tool kit includes rotary tool and
 15 assorted accessories for carving, grinding/sharpening, cutting, 
cleaning/polishing, sanding and miscellaneous tasks. You will need to
 also purchase a 240 grit pack for your puppy and move to a 180 grit
 pack when you are doing an adult dog.
Dremeling dog nails is a fantastic alternative to the traditional method
 of clipping dog nails. It is not surprising that many dogs react badly to 
nail clipping. Even if you do not cut painfully into the quick, the motion 
of clipping still pinches the sensitive nerves within the nail. Dremeling
 is a great way to maintain healthy nails, and to lessen stress for everyone 
involved. You don’t have to be a professional to do a good job, but, there 
are some important steps involved in properly Dremeling nails. There are 
some great videos on the internet on techniques for doing your dog’s nails with a dremel!


















​   FLEA AND TICK PREVENTION
What is Bravecto?
Bravecto is the first oral chew for dogs to provide up
 to 12 weeks of protection against fleas and ticks. One 
chew provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection 
that starts to kill fleas within 2 hours and controls 4 tick
 species (black-legged tick, American dog tick, brown dog 
tick, and lone star tick). Bravecto eliminates current flea
 infestations and prevents new ones from developing for
 12 weeks. With one chew, Bravecto is easier to give and
 less to worry about for you! Bravecto requires a 
prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs and puppies (over 4.4 lbs and 6 months of age
 or older)
Benefits:
With one dose, Bravecto resets the clock on flea and
 tick protection by providing effective prevention and 
treatment for both fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks.
Close to a full year of protection with only 4 doses.
 No more monthly dosing!
No potential for messy application issues and no need 
to isolate from children or other pets after treatment
Fewer doses mean fewer chances to miss a dose decreasing the likelihood of having gaps in protection
Dogs love the taste!

How does Bravecto work:
After giving your dog Bravecto, the medication quickly reaches tissue fluids under your dog's skin. When fleas and ticks feed on your dog, they ingest Bravecto and die. Bravecto kills fleas, prevents flea infestations and kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. Bravecto also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks.
Active Ingredient(s): Fluralaner 

What is Bravecto used for:
Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)] for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. 
Bravecto can be used in adult dogs, and it's even safe for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs. For use in growing puppies, they should be 6 months of age or older and weigh at least 4.4 lbs.

How to administer Bravecto Chews for Dogs:
Bravecto should be administered orally as a single dose every 12 weeks according to the dosage schedule (How to Use tab) to provide a minimum dose of 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg) body weight. Treatment with Bravecto may begin at any time of the year and can continue year round without interruption. 

Availability:
Bravecto requires a prescription from your veterinarian. You may purchase Bravecto from your vet or
you may order online from most pet pharmacies.

What special precautions are there?
Bravecto has not been shown to be effective for 12 weeks’ duration in puppies less than 6 months of age. Bravecto is not effective against Amblyomma americanum ticks (lone star ticks) beyond 8 weeks after dosing. 
Do not store above 86°F (30°C).