Stop Akita Aggression

Has your Akita started acting aggressively?  This can be a scary thing.  Luckily there are a number of steps you can take to help control this Akita aggression.  Read on to learn more

The reasons behind Akita aggression

Before diving straight into different ways on how you can control Akita aggression, you firstly need to work out why the aggression is occurring in the first place.  Below are just a few of these reasons:

  • Your Akita may view himself or herself as the alpha leader of your family or pack, which in turn may be causing them to act out aggressively.
  • Your Akita may have an injury that you don’t know about which is triggering their aggression.
  • Your Akita may be acting aggressively as a means to protect themselves against other dogs.
  • Your Akita may be acting out aggressively due to having some form of anxiety.

No matter what the cause of the Akita aggression is, it’s so important that you take steps to get it under control.

Controlling Akita Aggression

After you have worked out what the cause of your Akita aggression is, you can then take steps to control the behavior.  The following tips and advice will help you get started.

  • If you feel that your Akita is acting aggressively due to the fact that they think they’re the alpha leader of your pack or family, then it’s time you took over this role yourself.  Your Akita will be a lot more likely to respect you and less likely to act aggressively if you do this.  The easiest way to show your Akita that you are the alpha leader is by making sure they’re the

    last to do everything.  For instance, they should only eat their meals once you and your family have eaten.  Secondly, they should always be the last to go through a doorway.

  • If your Akita has only started acting aggressively, and it’s not part of their usual behavior, then they may have an underlying health issue or injury.  To rule out this cause, it’s best you book your Akita in for a full check-up at your local vet as soon as possible.
  • Akita aggression towards other dogs can be a little scary.  However, in a situation like this, it’s vital that you stay calm.  If it is safe to do so, separate the two dogs.  Carefully take your Akita away from the situation to a quiet spot.  Once in this quiet spot say “no” in a firm and calm voice.  By doing these things your Akita will see that you have the control and that their aggressive behavior is not okay.
  • If you feel your Akita is acting aggressively due to anxiety then it’s important that you find out the cause behind this anxiety so that you can take steps to stop it occurring.  For instance, if your Akita has separation anxiety then there are measures and steps you can take to control it

If you have tried everything but are still having trouble controlling your Akita aggression then it may be time to call in some outside help such as a professional dog trainer.  These trainers usually make house calls and they should be able to help you get the situation under control.

Remember, it’s so important that you do get the Akita aggression under control as soon as possible – for the safety of you and those around you.  So don’t delay – control your Akita aggression today!

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