Training Your Akita
Disclaimers:
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 specific service.

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.







The trick to training an Akita is understanding the general Akita temperament
Akita Behavior & Temperament http://www.tamarlane.com/akitatemp.htm (Added 1/28/15)
Akita Temperament http://akitarescue.rescuegroups.org/info/file?file=s197m2534.pdf (Added 1/28/15)
Akita Aggression http://www.akita-dog.com/Akita_Aggression.html (Added 1/28/15)

Obedience - A dog that knows what is expected of them will be a happy & confident dog. Positive training with love & treats is always the best way to go.
Tips for Basic Obedience Training http://www.petmd.com/dog/training/evr_dg_tips_for_basic_obedience_training  (Added 1/28/15)
Dog Training for Dummies http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/dog-training-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html (Added 1/28/15)
Training Your New Puppy http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/training.htm (Added 1/28/15)
Clicker Training http://www.clickertraining.com/  (Added 1/28/15)
Clicker Training (also good for behavior modification & teaching your dogs tricks) http://www.clickertrain.com/  (Added 1/28/15)

We recommend that your Akita is taught the very basics of the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) & tested by an Evaluator. The CGC is comprised of showing that your Akita knows the following 10 commands/behaviors: Accepting a friendly stranger, Sitting politely for petting, Appearance & grooming, Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead), Walking through a crowd, Sit & down on command and Staying in place, Coming when called, Reaction to another dog, Reaction to distraction, Supervised separation. 

The CGC may even help you get reduced home owners insurance or assure a rental owner that your Akita is well behaved.
 
Behavior Modification
Dog Training vs. Dog Behavior http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/trainingvsbehaviordogs.htm  (Added 1/28/15)
Understanding Dog Behavior, articles http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/linksbehavior.htm (Added 1/28/15)

LEAVE IT or DROP IT - This can be a lifesaving command & worth all the time it takes to teach it
Leave It Command for Dummies http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-train-your-dog-to-leave-it.html (Added 1/28/15)
Volhard "Leave It!" http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-train-your-dog-to-leave-it.html (Added 1/28/15)
Drop It or Release command http://dogs.about.com/od/basiccommands/ht/dropitcommand.htm (Added 1/28/15)

Housetraining
A Guide to "Happy Housetraining" http://www.canismajor.com/dog/hsetrain.html (Added 1/28/15)
House Training Your Adult Dog https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/house-training-your-adult-dog (Added 1/28/15)
House Training an Adult Dog http://www.perfectpaws.com/htra.html#.VMlZJ8Y2H0Q (Added 1/28/15)
Four Proven Principals For Housetraining http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/05/12/four-proved-principles-of-housebreaking-a-dog-of-any-age.aspx (Added 1/28/15)
 
Tricks & Fun Stuff
Zac George's 10 Easy Dog Tricks http://www.animalplanet.com/video-topics/pet-care/dog-training-videos/zak-george-project/  (Added 1/28/15)
A Trick A Day http://atrickaday.blogspot.com/ (Added 1/28/15)
20 Unusual Tricks http://www.dognotebook.com/20-unusual-tricks-you-should-start-teaching-your-dog-today/  (Added 1/28/15)
Nosework for Dogs (scent discrimination) http://noseworkfun.com/  (Added 1/28/15)
Harnessing The Power of Your Dog's Nose http://www.clickertraining.com/node/3276  (Added 1/28/15)
Fun Nosework For Dogs (book) http://www.amazon.com/Fun-Nosework-Dogs-2nd-Ed/dp/1888994037  (Added 1/28/15)