The following is a list of resources for Akita owners who are
having a problem with their Akita (though they may benefit other
breeds too or be general dog resources). While we will try to keep
these resources current, due to the ever evolving nature of the
Internet, there is no guarantee that all links will work. Please
let us know if a link is not working & we will correct it or
remove it as soon as possible (Akita.Coach@gmail.com).
Ideally we want you to connect to an Akita Coach near you
The buttons above lead to
online resources for the subjects in the Index below &
other resources for Akita owners. While some of the links
are Akita specific, others are general dog information
that will apply to the subject they are listed under.
Click on the appropriate button for online resources to
help you find what you need.
NOTE: If you got your Akita from
a reputable breeder, put their number on speed-dial
& make sure you have their email - - they
should be one of your FIRST resources for any
problems that are not medical, needing veterinary
intervention. Even then, a good breeder
will want to know about any medical issues of any dog
from their breedings.
The inclusion of a service,
organization or program on this page is NOT an
endorsement or recommendation. We are not able to
guarantee the quality of services. We strongly suggest
that you check them out yourself before using a
If your dog is having ANY medical or behavior problems
that might be related to health, you should take your
dog to your Veterinarian. Behavior problems that might
be caused by health issues are things like newly
developed aggression, some anxiety issues, a dog
wandering as if in a trance & so many more.
Problems with Thunderstorms or Fireworks
General health issues, some of which might be
more common in Akitas
SA - Sebaceous Adonitis
PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy
UD or VKH (Uveodermatologic Syndrome)
Cruciate Ligament Tears
Information about introducing your Akita to
other pets in the home, at obedience class, at
the park & out on the town
Veterinary Bill Assistance Programs
Help for Senior Akitas
Canine Good Citizen CGC
Understanding the General Akita Temperament
Leave It or Drop It
Socialization & Play
This section is for ideas & solutions to
make sure your Akita plays well with the family &
other people. (See other pets for animal socialization)
Dealing with allergies your dog may have
Mitigating allergies your family may develop to your Akita
A list of things poisonous to your dog (300+ foods, plants,
medicines & household items)
24/7 1-855-764-7661 (calls NOT free)
Dog Friendly Apartment Search
Leashes & Other Equipment
Types of leashes & collars.
Fitting a collar properly.
Finding the right equipment is important. It doesn't
matter if you're walking your dog, training or finding
toys to combat boredom, the right tool is critical.
Crates & Kennel Runs
Resources for buying them; determining what kind is most
appropriate for your Akita.
Helping you find the right size for your Akita.
How to find kennel runs/dog runs. What kind you should consider.
Photo examples of all kinds of crates
Other Just didn't
fit anywhere else
Reporting disreputable breeders or bad pet stores
Akita Club of America, the Standard
Akitas-4-U Just about the most informative site
about Akitas on the web
General Akita Temperament
Other sites with general info about Akitas
Akita Club of America
Finding an Akita Coach near you
Akita Coaches are other Akita owners, just like
They have agreed to help Akitas & their owner's
locally, who are having any number of issues with their
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