I am adopting my springer spaniel from my parents - how should I make the transition.

by Jennifer
(Wausau, Wisconsin, USA)

Wills is currently living with my parents (who live about an hour away)but he has way to much energy for them. We have decided that he would be a better fit for me.

I would be able to give him the exercise and attention he needs. But how should I make the transition, he is used to me visiting him there and I will continue to visit my parents frequently after he lives with me. But I am concerned that this will be very confusing for him.

Should I have him visit me a couple times before I make the move permanent?

After the move is permanent should a make a point of not taking him back for a while? If so, for how long?

He is quite easy going and loves everyone, he would get in a car with an axe murderer. So maybe, whatever I do will work out and I am worrying about nothing.

Since I have the opportunity, I would like to make the transition as easy on him as possible.

From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com

Hi there
to be honest I don't think it will be an issue, he already knows you as a member of his extented pack and he will work out soon that you are his immediate pack an your parents are his extended pack.

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