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  1. All day, every day. In fact, I'm not even sure if Kyojin knows that there ARE separate days. :laugh:
  2. Gorgeous photos and a gorgeous cat :)
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    Oh gosh Teebs I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. My eyes welled up as soon as I saw the thread title. :hug:
  4. I'd always wanted wooden floors too, until I got them. :laugh: Now that we've moved I'm so stoked with having tiles and carpet!!
  5. That's great that he's doing well. Fingers crossed for him that he finds a new, suitable home soon.
  6. There is no actual Akita rescue, but there is the Arctic Breed Rescue which deal with Huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds and Akitas. They are based in NSW and Qld, but I know they also deal with quite a few dogs interstate, so they may very well be able to help. http://www.abrinc.org.au/index.php/contact https://www.facebook.com/Arctic.Breed.Rescue/info +0403 833 204 Anna or +0403 960 893 Marnie (Anna is probably the better contact in this case as Marnie is based in Qld). There are only two (registered) breeders in ACT (Well, there's a third one but they're very new) and these are where mysel
  7. Ah yea, I remember Kyojin used to wake up at the crack of dawn too. Very annoying because after they're up, all they want to do is play! :laugh: Sounds like she's settling in pretty well already though! That's really good. Yea, that's understandable. It's a lot going on for you at once so it can be a bit overwhelming!
  8. It was kinda weird, I was so excited I've been wanting this puppy for so long and then when we got her home I got this sudden massive panic attack... I have no idea why I guess I was just so excited I got overwhelmed.. weird. ah well! While we were waiting we saw the BIGGEST cutest squishyest Akita puppy.... so adorable!! Oh no! Hope you're able to relax a bit more now. It is such an exciting time. How did your first night go with her?? Oooh I'm jealous!! I don't get to see any other Akitas here except my own :laugh: Dora is absolutely gorgeous! Such a cute face, and those paws!!
  9. Have just shared her pic and info on Facebook. Most of my friends are on the Northside, but it couldn't hurt to try. I really hope you get some good news soon
  10. I've heard arguments saying it's good for them, and arguments saying it's toxic. Kyojin has had it before in very small amounts of left overs, but I don't feed it to him. I think I'd prefer to be cautious and just not specifically give it to him.
  11. Kyojin's first night at home with us And at 2 years of age: Photo taken on his 2nd birthday two weeks ago And one taken last week:
  12. I'm assuming you mean the ones they posted on their Facebook page today. I have the collar and leash set in black which I bought for Kyojin's birthday 12 months ago. He wears it every day and it still looks great. I've been very happy with the quality of it. I know some others here have had theirs longer than mine, so hopefully they'll be able to tell you how they're going.
  13. Kyojin puts himself to bed most nights by around 9pm. Sometimes he'll come back out and stay with us if he realises we're staying up extra late, but normally he likes to put himself to bed.
  14. I had never heard of this procedure until an Akita Facebook group. It seems it's becoming quite common for Akita owners (and I presume many other breeds where bloat may be more of a risk) to get the dogs stomach tacked while already under anesthetic for desexing. I thought this was really interesting and will look into it next time I get a dog. It is called a gastropexy - Dogs can still bloat, but not torsion. The tacking can also come undone over time. Thank you for that Sway. I'll have to do some research on it. Very worrying that there isn't any real way of preventing it
  15. Wow, yea I knew they still could, but I thought it was supposed to reduce the risks quite significantly. Very scary.
  16. Whoops, I only just noticed the "per session" bit. I'm not sure whether this is correct or a typo. I paid about $150 for the total number of classes, which was also about 5/6. This price for each lesson is incredibly expensive.
  17. I had never heard of this procedure until an Akita Facebook group. It seems it's becoming quite common for Akita owners (and I presume many other breeds where bloat may be more of a risk) to get the dogs stomach tacked while already under anesthetic for desexing. I thought this was really interesting and will look into it next time I get a dog.
  18. That's spot on with what I paid for each of Kyojin's courses, but they were all through a private organisation. They run specific courses mostly, rather than say general obedience. Clubs usually charge a small yearly membership fee and then something like $5 each week when you come.
  19. Fantastic news!!! I'm pleased to hear such a good outcome.
  20. I've read that elevated food bowls are worse, but then I've seen elevated bowls specifically advertising that they are better for reducing bloat so I'm a bit confused. I decided I felt better not using one, but I really don't know what the right answer is.
  21. To clarify, I think the idea of DeGas is to give it asap and get straight to a vet. Yes, this is what I would be doing with it.
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