Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and I'd like to introduce myself. My names Alex and I am in the United States Marines. I recently put a deposit on a puppy Akita who is 9 weeks old the day I will pick him up. I was looking for a website where I can discuss my new pet with other people. I have never owned a dog or any kind of pet before except a goldfish. I am going to pick up my pup on Wednesday and I was wondering what other things I need. Such as dog food, leash, wee-pads (he'll be staying inside for his younger days), I guess a brush but he sheds twice a year, maybe toys? Anything you guys can recommend to me would be awesome and a lot of help! I would love some contact info of anyone who may have owned or owns an Akita, whether it's a phone number, AIM, MSN, or an e-mail address! Thanks!