Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat) / Male / Baby
Details about Iggy D191417
Available for Adoption
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Activity Level: Moderate
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Adults: All
Reaction to New People: Cautious
More about Iggy D191417
Energy Level: Moderate
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Name: Iggy Age: 5 months on 10/8/19 Gender: Male Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Weight: 16 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: Older considerate children or adult only households House Trained: In progress Crate Trained: In progress Energy level: Puppy History: Cheyenne River Reservation, SD Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster:
Iggy is a dream of a puppy but will do best in a certain kind of household (I'll explain below).
He's very shy, bordering on fearful of humans. He doesn't act out in any way towards people, big or small - he simply prefers to observe them from a comfy spot like under a table or in his crate. He has improved tremendously since the first night we brought him home and now takes treats from our hands, licks us, not doesn't immediately duck under our table when we enter the room. All this said, he definitely requires patience and for things to move at his pace. For this reason, homes with small children are not ideal for him but could be possible with the right adults.
He loves my resident dog, Jackson, but definitely needed a slow intro. His fear of the unknown causes him to try to scare big or energetic dogs away with a big bark from a hard to reach place. We were able to slowly introduce the dogs by putting Jackson's toys and dog bed in Iggy's area but keeping them separate for a couple days. Once introduced, Iggy quickly became obsessed with Jackson - following him everywhere, learning house puppy rules, and having an absolute blast playing tag and wrestling in our backyard.
He is not quite potty trained but uses the puppy pads like a champ while we're away at work and could be trained quickly with some more regularity than we've given him recently. He is crate trained and it has become his safe space when he's nervous or there's too much going on in the house. He sleeps through the night without making a peep and is ready to play whenever we roll out of bed and let Jackson outside with him.