If you’re looking to train Akita dogs, you have to keep in mind that starting at the soonest time possible is key to getting the results you want. However, it is also true that it is never too late to teach your Akita dog as long as you put in the right amount of effort. Good communication is also important between you and your Akita as this will help ensure that your dog will always listen to your commands.
Before you train Akita dogs, it will do you well to learn as much as you can about them. For starters, they are large and strong with lots of personality and energy. They have solid builds and feature well-proportioned bodies and heads. As for their coat, it is thick and coarse and can come in brindle, sesame, red, and white. They are also one of the double-coated dog breeds out there, with undercoats that are warm and soft and outercoats that are waterproof. Eyes are brown and triangular. Ears are always erect. Their bushy tails always curl over to their backs. And when it comes to training, the Akita is one of the tough ones, but how the training ends up mainly depends on how firm and consistent you are.
Here are some things for you to keep in mind when you are to train Akita dogs:
- If you’re planning on training an Akita and you have children around, make sure that you thoroughly do your research on obedience training first so you have a clear grasp of the kind of commitment required to train Akita dogs. It’s important that you are able to handle training an Akita since an improperly trained one can be violent. Add children to the mix and it’s not going to be pretty.
- Tell family members, especially children, not to tease or taunt the Akita because it gets riled up easily. This also causes confusion on the part of the dog which can be detrimental to your training efforts.
- Part of training an Akita is making sure that it is properly socialized. Do this, as much as possible, when an Akita is young so it gets used to being around other people and animals. It will be protective of you as it is a natural guard dog so do invite guests over as much as possible. Take your dog on walks too but make sure you have a short, secure leash. Scold aggression and praise good behavior while you’re at it.