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new to this ! have got an old girl terrier type 17.5 years and have just last two months got a six year old akita X mountain pyranian with dominance issues because of size it is a problem for the old girl and also any visiting dogs i stress dominance not aggression am using amichien bonding which helps but does not stop the problem any advice out there !
 

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Welcome to the forum!

That is a dog and a half! Akita and Pyrenean Mountain dog both breeds with reputations for being...feisty. I would suggest enlisting the help of an experienced trainer.
Also as the previous poster suggested try reposting in the 'Dog' section. We have a number of people here with experience with larger breeds.
 

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Welcome dear brin,:)

Although I don't know your exact situation, however, I tell you my thoughts.

The fact is that Akita was originally used as a hunting and fighting dog. In particular, Akita was used in bear and boar hunting. Besides, they have been performing services under the samurai.

When the dog fight was banned in Japan, Akita becomes a "social" dog. Nevertheless, he retained much of the original temperament, of course. Consequently, he sometimes can be overbearing toward other dogs.

I don't know if your two dogs are same gender.

If this is so, then this behavior is perfectly understandable. Due to the Akita's hunting instinct, you need it to use to other pets. However, if that use happens, Akita has pretty well with them.

Likewise I don't know, if there is a kid in your family. Akita gets along well with children in general, and actions against them protectively. Nevertheless, it doesn't behave as a real playmate of kids.

I suggest you to go to the 'Dog Training and Behaviour' sub forum here. Then push the 'search this forum' button top right. Type your issue into the window then push enter. You'll find anwers to your problem there.

Many successes,:)

Alex
 
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