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Akita behaviour

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Katie101282, Mar 22, 2017.


  1. Katie101282

    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi , could anybody help me with some advise about American Akita please
     
  2. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    What is the problem?
     
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    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    I have 5 months old American Akita. Little bit about her , she is a very very clever pup she responds to basics commands and willing to learn but she's very boisterous nips and bites me and the children , I don't think she likes my 4 year old boy
    Assuming she can dominate him , I can't stop her from biting , I had a situation when I try to pull her collar and she proper went for me hand teeth out and bit me hand and kept growling and try to bite again . Very concern about her behaviour as a have two young children. One more thing she was with us since she was 6 weeks old ,I know now that could lead to behaviour problems.
     
  4. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    Perhaps you could take her to obedience classes.
     
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    The fact that she came to you at six weeks old does not mean she will have behavioural problems.

    She isn't dominating your son, she probably gravitates to him because he's young and excitable.

    Why did you get an Akita? I feel you may be overdogged.
     
  6. Katie101282

    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    I love the look of the dog my friend have one and he is a wonderful dog , my puppy isn't like that she's very nasty keeps snapping at me proper angry like she doesn't like us
     
  7. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    Is that a good enough reason for getting one, though? Did you thoroughly research the breed before purchasing the dog?
     
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    Buying a dog for looks is risky as their temperament is really so much more important. You sound like you need professional support. Is she insured and if so does your insurance cover a behaviourist? Or would you be prepared to pay for one? If you say which part of the country you are in we can tag a member who will probably know someone who can help.
     
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    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    course I did ! She's just very aggressive puppy but very clever I thought her many things just can't stop her from biting us
     
  10. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    Does she go to obedience classes?
     
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    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    I already had a trainer out to her she told me to go out ther room when she bit me ,
     
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    Katie101282 PetForums Newbie

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    I went to obedience classes but she already knows everything like sit stsy etc ? I eben stoped her from being good aggressive
     
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    she's 5-MO, with - from the sound of it, & i'm only guessing - very little training. :(
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    How old is the "wonderful" male Akita? - I'm betting he's a mature adult, & DID get some training from puphood on, if only from the family / owner.
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    Akitas are Nordics, & unlike Siberian Huskies, not very sociable or needy pups; they are independent & largely self-willed, by nature. That doesn't mean they cannot BECOME highly sociable, but it takes a lot of work, & with 2 young children in the house who both need a lot of parental attention & time, the puppy may not be getting as much training, socialization, & habituation as she needs / needed, from 6-WO to her now 20-WO age. :(
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    U can't revisit or fix the past; U can only go on from here. // Are U a single parent, or is there a spouse / partner / BF / GF?
    Does this possible partner help with the puppy? -- With 2 adults, 1 can be minding the children & 1 working with the pup; there's a better chance she'll get the time & work she needs invested in her, to become a good canine-citizen as an adult.
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    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    Have you considered seeing a behaviorist?
     
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    That is good advice for play biting. It teaches puppies, who have engaged in play biting in the litter, that it isn't a good game with humans. Bite equals end of play. How long did you do this for (i mean how many weeks, not how long did you leave the room each time)?

    But you said she is angry and aggressive. So are you sure, because if she is aggressive this may not be the right approach.
     
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    My autocorrect changes the word 'food' to 'good' so maybe we have a clue here. Was she food aggressive and how did you stop her?
     
  17. Katie101282

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    She bite while we playing but sometimes sr just snaps in anger like I tryied to grab her collar to pull her towards me and she growled at me then she bit me , I have a lot of time for her I don't work my husband do I train her everyday coz this bread beeds good training , by she's still angry , my little boy went to stroke her she bit him
     
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    Yeah she was very food agressive but I've stopped that she won't touch till I say eat
     
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    And how did you go about it?
     
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    she's good now doesn't touch the food till I say so and she listen to the kids coz I get them Involved ,
     
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