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Holidays 28 Mar 2015 12:44 #9881

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We have recently booked a holiday abroad and are looking for a kennels for a week. I have been to a kennels I have used before for a border collie I used to have, but unfortunately, they do not take Akitas.The owner told me that there are quite a few in my area (South Yorkshire) will not take them because they are to boistrous. Can anyone suggest one somewhere in this area please.

Re: Holidays 30 Mar 2015 15:01 #9883

Sorry, can't help you a kennel in your area, have you googled "akita freindly dog kennels" for your area? I must say though, "Too boistrous" sounds a bit of a "shun off" how can they take border collies if they don't like boistrous dogs?! border collies are far more boisterous than an akita! and to be honest I've never heard the words "boistrous" and "akita" used together in my experience akita's are very laid back and will do anything for a long drawn out kip, the most boistrous behaviour I see in my Asia is when she carries her teddies from her bed to the shed or when she occasionally throws a zoomy But I think you're right in finding a kennels that has some akita knowledge it would proberly be best to take a look around the kennels when you find it, just to make sure the owners really do have the right facilities for an akita
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Re: Holidays 30 Mar 2015 18:04 #9885

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Many thanks for the reply. I have found a kennels close to me and we paid them a visit Sunday morning. Single kennel, central heating, feed 3 times a day and a 1 acre paddock where she can have a run all by herself. I must admit that she is very boistrous. She does jump up at people (in a friendly manner) and she will stand other dogs sniffing round her for about 5 seconds. Then it is a front paw onto the other dog which usually sets them off. She is gradually calming down as she gets used to all the attention she missed in the first 3 years as well as the training she gets each week. Hopefully, when she has been spayed, she will calm down further but I know it is going to be at least a year before we can say she is any way near trained.

Re: Holidays 31 Mar 2015 15:13 #9886

Sounds like luxury central heating, big paddock to run around in sounds good

She sounds so like my Asia, she was very boistrous in a naughty way, jumpingu p into strangers faces, slapping dogs around the head but she was affraid of people coming in the house, she had no training either. It took a lot of time and patience to sort her out but the reward of seeing her come round were well worth the effort It was slow but in about a year we saw a really big turn around, she loves visitors now and is the perfect loving and gentle akita, she still has a few quirks such as not liking her back fet being touched

When is she being spayed? and please keep us updated on her training progress, I'd love to hear how she gets on

Enjoy your hols
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Re: Holidays 07 Apr 2015 17:47 #9894

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She was supposed to have been spayed at the end of this month so that she would be ok to go into kennels on the 28th May.
However, over the last few days, she has been 'spotting' blood from the rear. With it only being 3 months from her last season, I thought it could be something else, probably serious.
I have taken her to the vet today, and she said that she is in season, She did say that the short time between could be due to the change in her circumstances. I am a bit uncertain whether to have a second opinion as the vet did not seem to give her a thorough exam.
In the meantime, I cannot take her to training for the next 3 weeks so it will be up to me to work with her.

Re: Holidays 07 Apr 2015 23:16 #9895

Oh dear, maybe her cycle is a bit thrown out, but maybe that second opinion would confirm the situation for you. Please keep us updated
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