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Advice for a new rescue

August 28 2010 at 10:13 AM
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  (Login MeganM-WA)

 

Hello,
I'm new here (thanks Pam!) but not new to Akitas. I'll be adopting a rescue at the end of September. I've raised two Akita puppies over the past 23 years, but I've never adopted a rescue before. He's 2-1/2 and has a nice temperament, but hasn't learned nice manners - yet. He'll be an only pet. Fortunately, he's both crate-trained, and food-motivated, which should be helpful with training. I'm thinking that I don't want him making too many decisions right away - that he should have to come to me every time he wants anything. I have a strict "no dogs on the furniture" rule, so that should also help with establishing and maintaining pack order. He will have a large, well-fenced back yard, but I won't let him loose in it right away. He'll start on a long tether - so that he will come when called. And we'll be starting obedience training classes soon.

Does anyone have any words of wisdom or suggestions for me? Things to watch for that are specific to a rescue?


Thanks,
Megan





 
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  1. bad subject line - I'm looking for advice please - Megan on Aug 28, 1:46 PM
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  3. Re: Advice for a new rescue - Sean on Aug 28, 1:50 PM
    1. wondering about the unknowns - Megan on Aug 28, 2:33 PM
      1. Hi....thanks for rescuing! - KathyD-NJ on Aug 28, 8:09 PM
        1. what I know - and don't - Megan on Aug 28, 10:44 PM
          1. Good -- - KathyD-NJ on Aug 28, 11:00 PM
    2. Thanks! - Megan on Aug 28, 11:12 PM
     
  4. Hello megan - Pauline on Aug 28, 3:06 PM
    1. Re: Hello megan - Betty Erter on Aug 28, 5:44 PM
     
  5. Hi Megan. - Pam on Aug 28, 8:17 PM
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  7. Re: Advice for a new rescue - Christine on Aug 28, 10:36 PM
    1. Thanks! - Megan on Aug 28, 11:02 PM
     
  8. first try at posting a picture - Megan on Aug 28, 11:39 PM
    1. Reposting Ko's picture - Christine on Aug 29, 6:58 AM
      1. Thank you so much Christine! - Megan on Aug 29, 9:23 AM
        1. oh my GOSH!!! - Gwenna on Sep 9, 9:44 AM
      2. He's going to fit right in at your place, Megan. - Pam on Aug 29, 11:41 AM
        1. Thanks! and Humane Society classes - Megan on Aug 29, 4:01 PM
      3. aaaaawwwww - Pauline on Sep 10, 5:17 PM
     
  9. Re: Advice for a new rescue - Jared and Jamie on Aug 29, 10:09 AM
    1. I think so too! - Megan on Aug 29, 4:07 PM
     
  10. Glad to see you here! - cecille on Aug 29, 7:19 PM
    1. I'm glad to have found Ko - Megan on Aug 30, 5:43 PM
     
  11. No advice, but Ko is a cutie! - Connie L on Aug 31, 5:55 AM
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  13. congratulations! - Melissa on Sep 2, 7:57 PM
    1. Hi - Megan on Sep 3, 4:08 PM
     
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