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salsachinita



Joined: 02 Jul 2004
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Apartment puppy Reply with quote

So, we are planning to get a puppy (one for now, another later, to keep eachother company), eventhough we live in an apartment with no yard!

What breeds do you think would be suitable...?

We've already made our choice, but I'm interested to see what everyone thought.....
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dTas



Joined: 17 Jan 2005
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Location: Woodinville, Washington

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i remember having a puppy and no yard. that was hard.

how big is your apt?

if i had to do it again i'd go for a small breed that could use a litter box.
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salsachinita



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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed.

We've decided on a Japanese breed called Shiba Inu. It is the smallest of spitz breeds & shares ancestry with Akita.

I've also found an interesting article on litter training dogs: http://www.kturby.com/litter/litter.htm

Has anyone done this with their pets? Any experience to share?

Eventhough we are working things out with the breeders, the final decision is yet to come. We need to be sure that the puppy WILL be safe & happy with our lifestyle & environment..........
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates SC?
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salsachinita



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the update, Jonathan.

We've decided not to go ahead at this point, because to make it 100% safe & comfortable for us AND the puppy, there will be *a lot* of modification to the apartment (not to mention the frequent walks as we don't have ANY yard).

There's the open balcony (3 floors high) issue. We need to put perspex over the balastrades so the puppy won't go through. We also get visiting possums almost every night, so we might need to install an overhead awning (with adjustable pitch, so it would be best motorised..$$$...) to keep the puppy from flying over trying to catch them......

Shiba dogs are little hunters. They climb trees & play little Hudinis Shocked ........we got stories from our breeders.

We are still going to see the puppies Very Happy ..... we like to keep in touch for future puppies, when we get a bigger place Wink !

Wanna see pics...?
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos? Me? Never! Laughing
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Purr



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonathan wrote:
Photos? Me? Never! Laughing


Laughing
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salsachinita



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is goes: *EDIT: first attempt, didn't work*

Last edited by salsachinita on Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:45 am; edited 1 time in total
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salsachinita



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad Ok, guys...... tech support....?
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question Question Question Confused
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm, I'll give this a try, but...

Are the photos on line somewhere? If not, that's the problem, and since I see the urls all starting witha "D", I'm thinking maybe you're trying to display them ooff your computer. If that's the case, and if they are not somewhere on line, maybe add the photos to the DF album, and then link acros to those images?
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salsachinita



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Jonathan Very Happy !

Take two: http://www.dance-forums.com/album/showphoto.php/photo/1196/cat/500/ppuser/286
http://www.dance-forums.com/album/showphoto.php/photo/1197/cat/500/ppuser/286
http://www.dance-forums.com/album/showphoto.php/photo/1198/cat/500/ppuser/286
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Jonathan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooooooo... CUTE!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


(And that's coming from someone who is not a dog person! Laughing)
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