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New foster!! KODA = ) Update: Some minor questions and concerns
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    I'm on my way home right now with my new foster. Her name is Koda. The owner just surrendered her to us because she started school and doesn't want the burden...whatever blah.

    I'm posting this all from my phone...will update later when I'm home and we are settled in.
    Post edited by Calia at 2011-09-21 01:03:39
  • Miyumi_PupMiyumi_Pup
    Posts: 226
    Koda looks like She has Personality!
    Heather, Logan, and two Shibas named Miyumi & Yoshiro
  • RorsRors
    Posts: 165
    Well done she looks gorgeous at least she's with someone that cares.
  • YukikoYukiko
    Posts: 452
    awww now you have 2 cute white girls. Can't wait to see more photos!
  • BritigerxBritigerx
    Posts: 140
    for some reason I can't seem to look at the photos, like the link isn't working :( but I'm glad you're adopting a shiba in need!! My white shiba is going to be named Kota so its a similar name lol.. :D
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2516
    Congrats on the new foster, she's pretty cute!
  • AraksAraks
    Posts: 399
    Congrats on the foster! She's adorable, and I'm sure you'll do great with her.
  • KhaikoKhaiko
    Posts: 99
    Awww very cute!
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    Things are going pretty well so far.

    I've taken them both out and for a few walks...Koda is obviously much more hyper and all over the place since she is a puppy and Nova is almost 13 years old, but they seem to be co-existing quite well.

    She is quite vocal, which I'm not used to since Nova never ever barks...I guess I have a dog for whatever mood I'm in now lol.

    Here is some spam

    I think her face got dirty in the car or something...I already wiped it off but she has the stain in the pictures in case anybody is wondering what that is.

    More to come!
  • curlytailscurlytails
    Posts: 2779
    I love it. Double your pleasure. Or punishment, as the case may sometimes be. ;)
    Bowdu 寶肚 (Shiba) and Bowpi 寶媲 (Basenji) with M.C.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 117
    sooo cute!!!
  • MegaenMegaen
    Posts: 265
    they are both so adorable :D
  • FoxyloverFoxylover
    Posts: 971
    Congrats on your new foster puppy! She looks very happy to be with you and Nova!
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    Here is some more...just hanging out and sleeping.

    I almost lost a finger today during breakfast, but other than that everything is fine. I've been playing a lot of fetch and chasing with the little one...I'm going to take them to the dog park today.
  • Miyumi_PupMiyumi_Pup
    Posts: 226
    Oh goodness! They are too cute sleeping together! You are doing a great job!
    Heather, Logan, and two Shibas named Miyumi & Yoshiro
  • Love the pictures! What a twosome. Kudos to you for fostering.
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    Koda has been getting testy with Nova over a lot of things and I've broken up a few nasty battles so far and made it clear that fighting is a NO NO here.

    If I give Nova attention, she gets jealous. If I give her a treat and then give Nova a treat after she scarfs hers down in one bite, she gets jealous. If Nova doesn't want to play with her, she gets mad...these all end up in her snapping at Nova and trying to start a the way she's not food aggressive; she's food psychotic.

    I took them to the park and she got a lot of energy out...she had a fight with Nova over treats when we came back and then tried to bite her when I came home from the gym and opened my door (I put Nova in my room to separate them when I was gone) and I yelled at her so loud and hard that I think she may have popped a few brain cells because from then on she has been much more calm around Nova and even avoids her at times.

    Anyways, onto more fun stuff lol.

    I have this little contraption that I got from her previous owner that I guess makes her work for treats and food, but it's ridiculous to get anything out of has a rubber rope that goes in and out of it to block and open the hole at the top of the jar.

    Any recommendations on something better? I know about the Kong wobbler, but man is the Kong line of products expensive or what!?

    Here they are in the car outside the dog park. = )
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    So, Nova has given up on fighting back...she just plops herself on the ground and looks the other way now.

    Koda, gotta make peace and be nice.

    I love you both equally.

    Thank you.

    = )
  • bobc33bobc33
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    I had major troubles when I introduced my second Shiba, and found feedings and treats were best done separately. Gradually things have improved, but it has been a year and a half now and I'm still cautious and watchful anytime food is involved.
  • McYogiMcYogi
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    You're lucky Nova is so tolerant, but maybe if she would correct Koda a few good times then she'd get the picture :)

  • mcsassymcsassy
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    McYogi, yeah...Nova is the most tolerant creature I have ever come across on this planet. It takes A LOT to get her to react and snarl, show teeth, growl and all that doohickey. She's done it a few times so far with Koda after Koda has gone to her with the intentions of shredding her apart, but it doesn't stop until I get involved so I'm kind of nervous to leave them alone with free roam while I'm gone. All I can do for now is put them in separate rooms...I don't use crates, so that is not an option.

    I hope things will settle down with time...Koda is still just a puppy after all that hasn't even turned one yet and Nova is on her way to becoming 13 years old. I make sure to pet them both at the same time and not give one more attention than the other because Nova does have a little history of getting jealous at times, but in this case she is just terrified of Koda at this point.

    I'm absolutely sure that this situation is laughable and miniscule compared to what other people on this forum go through most likely, but any advice could help.
  • LosechLosech
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    Conker and Juneau got into fights all the time when I first moved back in here, occasionally it was Conker and Sasha. Juneau normally is a very timid dog but Conker pushed her too hard several times and he eventually learned what not to do around Juneau, and she became more tolerant of him.

    He was also immensely food aggressive to the point where he'd fight the Girls off from their own food. He tried to get through the door once but he stopped once he realized that when he stays in my room, sits nicely and doesn't make a sound he gets many tasty treats.
    To get Conker over that, anytime the Girls ate he had to stay in my room with the door closed until he was good, then the sit and wait thing. With treats, I kept him at a distance from them and would give the Girls a treat and if he were calm, he got one as well.
    The key with Conker was making sure he could not get to the girls if food was around, and keeping them separate around treats, chews and feeding times until he was better about it. Even if it were just a scrap of dinner, Conker had to be leashed or put into my room so he couldn't get at the Girls.
    Post edited by Losech at 2011-08-22 00:53:52
  • tanaisetanaise
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    You could try keeping her on a leash at all times in the house. My mom was advised to do that when we got the mastiff--it helps bond them with you, plus you always know where they are and what they are doing.

    Or, if you can give her a time out when she's misbehaving? If she's that jealous of our attention, being removed from your presence, even for just a few minutes might help her learn what's not acceptable. I know you say you don't use crates, but we used to use our rottie's crate as basically her time-out space--if she was being bad, she'd get a time-out in her crate, the same way a small child might. I know there's a line that you don't want to cross where the dogs start to view a crate as a punishment, but she never saw it that way. When she got older, we could actually yell 'bad dog, go to your room," and she'd slink off and paw open her crate door and lie there for a few minutes. Since you don't use crates, maybe a room just for that purpose?
    Post edited by tanaise at 2011-08-22 00:57:10
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    Yeah, I guess she is the one that should go to a room and not Nova...perhaps I'm sending the wrong message across. Thanks for the advice tanaise.

    As for tonight, it was a wonderful night for me and Koda especially. As a bonus, Koda did a wonderful walk with Nova...she kept looking at Nova and mimicking her moves. I hope that's a good thing and not that she is studying her so she can attack her at the precisely perfect moment lol. Here is a picture of them walking together...they kept stopping to smell the same spots like a couple of detectives on a crime scene haha.

    Koda and I played fetch for a while with a little stuffed animal in the yard. Then we played with a bouncy kong toy that I was throwing all over the place for a while. Then I found a little hollow plastic ball like the ones they have in playpens, but it's bigger and thicker than most of those other ones. She......went.............coo coo!! I think if you can speak dog and ask her who her best friend is, she would say that yellow ball.

    Want ball.

    Come to me.

    Cooome on!!

    Then we played fetch and tug for a while with this squeak toy that she really likes.

    Then I gave her a some treats for listening during our play time when I said drop it every time she brought the toy or ball back until she learned to do it without me having to tell her to. I also taught her to sit on the verbal command and also sign language as well. Then we play wrestled a bit when she was in Nova's living room bed and cuddled for a bit. Now they are both sleeping and everything is quite peaceful. I'm starting to think I may keep her...the bonding is just too's worth anything almost!
    Post edited by mcsassy at 2011-08-22 04:18:55
  • catloreecatloree
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    Aww Koda is so pretty! I'm glad to hear that things are going relatively well!
    Catherine (human), Elwood (Shiba), & Sadie (Pomeranian)
  • mcsassymcsassy
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    What a great morning so far!

    Koda was so nice to Nova when she came into my room this morning...she went up and started licking Nova's face and ear instead of the usual snap/bite and in this picture she is giving her a gentle play paw. She got some delicious rewards and lots of praise/petting for her good behavior.

    Post edited by mcsassy at 2011-08-22 09:56:22
  • YukikoYukiko
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    Yay! I'm glad they're getting along better. I love the expression on Nova's face, it's like "*dodging paw* sighhh...."
  • SayaSaya
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    Nice that they're getting along better Koda is cute.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • They are both too cute! :D Glad it's going better. :P
  • SakuSaku
    Posts: 372
    Glad everything is getting better! These two are very cute together! ;)Saku & Mina's mom

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