View Full Version : Poppy update & photos! pic heavy!

5th June 2009, 09:10 PM
I havnt posted photos for a couple of weeks so i thought i would let you know how Poppy is getting on with thor & Freya & of course us!

Well here is Poppy with my nephew Noah, he loves Poppy and hardly gave her a minutes peace! but its all good socialisation for pickle as we have named her as she is totally nuts!:D


Joining in the fun in the garden

Beating freya up

and Thor

And all waiting for breakfast

5th June 2009, 10:11 PM
Very sweet! I love your profile picture too where all three are sitting on the floor. Pickle sure seems to have fit in well!

5th June 2009, 11:06 PM
She has fitted in unbelievably well, we are so pleased for her, Freya my eldest akita, had always had a sad look on her face, since Poppy arrived she has been like a pup herself! they are so gentle with her, absolutely fantastic!

she is a lovely little lady and totally spoilt rotten! used to her lead & her training is going really well, still having night time presents! just thankful they are not akita size!!!

I have nicknamed her pickle as she has such a funny personality, she loves her walks & is building them up nicely! no more jumping up to be picked up!

oh and she likes to pinch Thors food - big soft ta ta just stands there and lets her!

6th June 2009, 06:56 AM
They are so sweet. I call my Bella- Pickle all the time! I call her that because she always gets herself in a "pickle". Which means she gets into trouble... a lot! Your doggies are just precious!

6th June 2009, 12:30 PM
She is really cute! Just as a recommendation though -- it could be risky to allow a smaller one like Poppy, to eat from another dog's dishes. This may be tolerated for a long time and then one dog can unexpectedly go for the other and the result could be devastating even if the larger dog only means to give a mild warning. Eating from another's dishes is one of the most high risk behaviours for group dog households-- that is why so many trainers say to feed dogs in crates or separated by distance or other barriers and always remove food after the meal. Also just as a health point -- as so many of us can attest this tend to be a gluttonous breed and most cavaliers will eat and eat and eat if given access to food, which along with obesity can cause pancreatitis and other serious problems -- so if free-feeding has been the norm for the akitas, it would be good idea to shift all three dogs to a set meal period when they are offered food then remove leftovers. :thmbsup: It may take the dogs a few days to realise the food isn't going to be left around all day but they will quickly switch over. This is a better approach anyway as then you can monitor food intake and tell more easily if a dog is not eating well or off food. :)

Please keep posting pics as they are such a great mix of dogs!

6th June 2009, 09:11 PM
thanks Karlin i do totally agree, it was a silly thing to do.

to be honest the photo was taken just because i thought it was funny, i was crouched by them.

I always supervise meal times, and there bowls are removed straight after they leave them, they are all at different ends of the kitchen, touch wood i have never had a food aggression issue with any of them, but like you say it is better to be safe than sorry. i also seperate when giving high reward treats too, just incase!

we have been amazingly lucky that we have had no upsets between the three of them, but i know that something could trigger them off & as they are all still settling this is not a risk i should have taken.

6th June 2009, 09:26 PM
Awwww those are adorable photos:D