Adopting an adult iggy, help please...

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born to run
Barked: Sun Jun 15, '08 5:11pm PST 
I will be adopting a second iggy in a few weeks.She is almost 2yrs old.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make this transition less stressful for the dog?
I currently have 4 dogs, one is an iggy.
Ive never adopted an adult dog before, the others were all puppies.

Huger'er'er than- Hype!
Barked: Mon Jun 30, '08 12:21am PST 
I've never taken in an adult dog either...have you tried IG specific forums for feedback- like IGPost or IggyPlanet and so forth?

Wanna Race?
Barked: Tue Jul 8, '08 8:07pm PST 
They actually make the transition very well. I adopted Keelie when she was 2. If you would like you can PM me and you can ask more specific Qs. =]


Barked: Sat Oct 4, '08 2:06pm PST 
I'm new to this site but we adopted an adult (we think he is two years old) from the SPCA a year ago. He came with several issues - couldn't keep him out of the trash can, wasn't potty trained, was extremely nervous, etc. I called a trainer and she said that a regular schedule (feeding, walks, etc) is imperative for them to adjust quickly. Within 4 months he was housebroken and his nervousness was down to peeking when new people came to the house. I read alot of books too which helped. Good luck and good for you for adopting an adult dog! We love ours!!