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Akitas => Akita Pictures => : zimas_mommie July 31, 2005, 05:57:13 PM

: Say hello tooo.......Zima!!
: zimas_mommie July 31, 2005, 05:57:13 PM
Hi ...... We are the newest members to BigPaws... so I thought it would be nice to introduce our selves! My name is Nicole and I am the proud mommie of Zima Ashi. Zima is an Akita of course, with a beautiful personality! I was givin Zima by her past owners who rescued her from a pet shop. I was wondering if any of you Akita owners have any tips for me as a new mommie. She is so scared to go outside and of people! She is great with my children but doesnt get along too well with other dogs! So Thanks for your time and tips and hope to chat with you all soon!!!! (http://)
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: LuvmyMal July 31, 2005, 05:58:21 PM
Welcome, you will love this site. Zima is beautiful!
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: jabear July 31, 2005, 06:05:25 PM
Welcome to BPO indeed. Zima is a gorgeous girl! I look forward to seeing more pics of her.
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: zimas_mommie July 31, 2005, 06:39:55 PM
Okay i see how this works here are some more pictures of my Zima!!! Thanks for your responses!!!
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: zimas_mommie August 01, 2005, 08:28:23 AM
Thank you Jabear and luvmymal ...... you've made me feel at home!!!!!
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: Joji August 01, 2005, 09:19:11 AM
What a pretty girl Zima is and a special welcome to a fellow akita lover!

I'm sure you'll find lots of good tips and ideas from folks smarter than me as well as all-around great puppy support.

I've had a little experience with fear issues with my smaller dog, Oni, a shiba. Zima may need some extra socialization to help her get over her stranger fears ... Oni has a lot of fear issues (our akita, Joji, doesn't have a shy bone in her body). Although it hurt me to see him so fearful of nice people and new situations, one of the best things we did was expose him to a lot of new things anyway. Before he got to a panicked state, I would put him in a sit position and treat him like we were doing obedience training. It also may not hurt to have treats with you to give to strangers (or friends) who can, in turn, give them to Zima - pretty soon Zima will think everyone loves her with treats. As to Oni ... he has gotten a lot better - he may always be reserved around people he doesn't know, but at least now he doesn't totally freak out when a stranger walks by him.

Again welcome!
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: zimas_mommie August 02, 2005, 01:11:04 AM
THanks everyone!!! We went to petsmart today and got her some new yummy treats and I am going to give my all to this big sweet baby I have !!! She has been doing so good!! I was so happy she took to my children so well!!!! I was lucky that her last owners had trained her pretty well!  She knows how to sit, lay down, shake, and I am teaching her how to stay. I was wondering if putting her in a training program with me would be a good idea?? I know she already know some things but maybe if we learned them together would help us both?? What do you guys think? Also what should I do about her wanting to fight with other dogs!! I want to be a responsible owner?
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: GYPSY JAZMINE August 02, 2005, 01:20:21 AM
She is gorgeous!.Doggy classes are a God send!!!...Not only do you get to learn with your dog but the socialization is priceless!!...If all else fails, get a private consultation with a trainer & you should be offered good advise!...good luck!
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: Joji August 02, 2005, 08:23:45 AM
You should definitely go to obedience classes. Even though she knows what to do, the classes are are really for us humans, so we know what to do. ;-)  I think it's particularly important with the "not for everyone" dogs, like akitas. As responsible owners, we need to know how to establish and maintain control. Sounds like she need some special training with her dog aggression.  A good trainer can help you teach her what is and isn't okay plus help you learn how to handle her in tight situations. ;-)
As someone mentioned earlier ... going to obedience classes is just a lot of fun. You'll have a great time going with your girl. :-)
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: Nicole August 02, 2005, 08:40:12 AM
Hi Nicole! Zima is a honey! You will find TONS of advice here from REALLY knowledgeable people. These people seriously know EVERYTHING about dogs! And, you'll have a good time and become a total addict. I'm serious.  I now have to sneak onto Big Paws because my boyfriend is like, "Um, honey. You have a major problem!" My name is Nicole, too, and I've got a Newf mix named Cabeza. He's awesome!
WELCOME!
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: thorthugglesworth@ December 08, 2005, 05:56:01 AM
She's pretty
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: schelmischekitty November 08, 2006, 12:25:08 PM
hi!  if it helps any, petsmart's classes helped me with my akita, axle, SO much!  when we went though he was about 4 months old and bigger than all the other dogs, which got him beat up by the older dogs... actually he got that from ALL other animals, still does, guess they have to initiate the "i'm in charge" thought to axle before he realizes his size.  the classes really do help, with behavior, and bonding, and i always had a blast in them!
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: Kirsti November 08, 2006, 12:28:22 PM
Oh what a doll! Zima is presious! Welcome to BPO!

~K
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: schelmischekitty May 16, 2007, 11:31:14 PM
i know this is an oooooooooollll lllllllllllddd ddddddddd topic, but zima's mom just posted on TinyTracks, and said that poor zima has been missing for 2 1/2 years, so i guess something happened not long after this was posted.
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: Nicole May 17, 2007, 04:34:18 AM
OMG! That is horrible! :(
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: lorim2 May 17, 2007, 05:01:42 AM
Zima is beautiful!  Glad your hear...Lots of good friends and info on here...Cant wait to see more pics...Just curious, is she named after the drink Zima?  haha..I used to love that myself!  Welcome!
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: lorim2 May 17, 2007, 05:03:18 AM
Haha...cant believe I spelled "here" wrong...I spelled it "hear" ...OMG...haha ok..I am through..Yes I am very anal....
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: Nicole May 17, 2007, 05:04:04 AM
Zima is beautiful!  Glad your hear...Lots of good friends and info on here...Cant wait to see more pics...Just curious, is she named after the drink Zima?  haha..I used to love that myself!  Welcome!

Actually, this thread is really old...

Steff just reposted it to tell us that Zima has been missing for like, over 2 years!
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: mama23+pyrs2 May 17, 2007, 05:14:25 AM
Poor puppers. :'(
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: Nicole May 17, 2007, 05:18:22 AM
Wait...

The last time Nicole (Zima's mom) posted was Feb. of 2006 and she said Zima was "doing great!" That was just over a year ago...is this right? I'm confused.
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: schelmischekitty May 17, 2007, 05:20:43 AM
quoted from TinyTracks

  on: May 15, 2007, 08:10:57 AM
Hi ..... We are new to tiny tracks! My name is Nicole and my Shih-poo's name is Papi. He is 8 months old and we just adopted him from a rescue. We live in Peoria,AZ. I am a former member of BPO. I had an Akita named zima. Zima's_mommie was my name on BPO. Zima has been missing for 2 1/2 years now. We Will never give up hope. When we find her she has a new little brother waiting on her! Smiley I have four children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I am a full time student majoring in psychology so I am at home when I'm not at school. Anyway... just wanted to drop in and say HI! I'm sure tiny tracks was just as much fun as Big Paws Only!! Look forward to some fun blogging and meeting new friends!!!
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: Brownis15 May 17, 2007, 05:44:05 AM
how sad! Thats terrible! :'(