|Barked: Tue Dec 6, '11 12:06am PST |
|Why is he kept outside away from his family?
It sounds to me like he needs more attention and exercise.
He is getting way too,excited when you walk him.You need to spend some serious quality time with him. Akitas are a huge commitment and need people who are informed about them and know that they can handle the dogs needs before they get one. Akitas bond very closely and although they can tolerate being kept outside it's not ideal so that they can bond properly,they need to be heavily socialized heavily the first few years of their lives to avoid over protectiveness and agression issues and need lots of mental stimulation and a reasonable ammount of exercise. We have 2 they go for at least a thirty minute walk every morning and evening,have several training reinforcement sessions of 15 minutes daily and spend usually an hour outside playing with us and as much time as they want with each other.If your boy isn't getting 3 to four hours daily of exercise,training and socialization he's bored.
Try to give him a good walk and work on some play or training,if you can't or don't want to do some research,and raise him properly,please consider rehoming him. I don't mean to be rude but Akitas are never a breed to go into lightly. I did 10 years of research and still thought carefully about wether or not I could handle the work required. To not do the research,and go into owning an Akita and think that it can be raised like any other breed is what causes problems and makes them illegal to own,hard to get insurance coverage for incidents,and leaves people like me to have to work twice as hard to show what wonderful dogs they really can be.
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