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Akita > Akita Training Questions

~ Gabe~

Big Dog on- Campus
 
 
Barked: Wed Dec 17, '08 11:34pm PST 
Gabe is my second Akita. Reuben, a male we had before Gabe was raised with my other dogs and cats, and got along well with all of them. Other dogs or cats on the other hand not so much. The Akita I have now, is also a male. He got along fine with my other dogs up until the age of 4 months. He's neutered, has been to obedience, etc, etc. He's fine with people, unless put in a threatening situation, but will NOT get along with other animals. If you are going to own an Akita, you need to know first and foremost that you can not change their personalities. They were bred as hunting dogs and as fighting dogs. You can not breed these traits out of any dog!! You can control them up to an extent, but they will always exist. If you are unsure of how your Akita will act with another animal, I suggest keeping them at a safe distance first to see how your Akita interacts with them. Gabe was put in obedience at 4 1/2 months of age, and did very well, as long as another dog didn't envade his personal space. He still does very well today, as long as he's the only dog. Which means, we keep our other dogs away from him and we do not let him run. Each Akita has their own personality and their own likes and dislikes, you have to accept them. Perhaps you should read up on the breed and their history, it may help you understand what to expect. I learned that Gabe is just acting out in the way he was bred, I love him, and even though he is aggressive with other animals, I accepted this. Just like some people have wolves as pets, you can tame them, but you can never domesticate them. All dogs still posesse their wild ancestory. Good luck in your ventures!!! wave
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Grooming > what does it look like before...
~ Gabe~

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Barked: Wed Aug 13, '08 6:46pm PST 
all double coated breeds blow their coats twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall. Having been a groomer for 17 years and the owner of a full blooded Akita, I'm familiar with the tumbleweeds blowing around the yard. laugh out loud There is no sure way to end the blowing of the coat. If you have time and patience, give Maya a good bath, followed by a good conditioner that will help loosen the hair. Dry her really well, then get a universal brush and start brushing. There is no sure method of removing all the undercoat at once unless you brush all day long and have your arms fall asleep in the process. laugh out loud
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Akita > Akita Training Questions

~ Gabe~

Big Dog on- Campus
 
 
Barked: Wed Aug 13, '08 6:37pm PST 
This is my second Akita, the first one I had respected my other dogs at the time, but would not get along with any other dog in his "pack". The Akita I have now is neutered and lives with 3 other dogs. But at 4 months of age his dominance took over and he had to be seperated from the other dogs. He's outside in a pen now big enough to house him in and for him to move around. During the day he's allowed to run around the yard but only if the other dogs are put up. You have to remember that Akitas were used to hunt large prey and were also used as Japanese fighting and guard dogs at one time. I've known people to have more than one Akita and not have a problem. However, as it states in any Akita book that you would read, they should never be left unattended with a small animal or small child. wink
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