Training Your Akita
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 (Added 1/28/15)
Akita Breed Standard - what the ideal Akita should be (Added 2/4/2021)

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  (Added 1/28/15)
Dog Training for Dummies (Added 1/28/15)
Training Your New Puppy (Added 1/28/15)
Clicker Training  (Added 1/28/15)
Clicker Training (also good for behavior modification & teaching your dogs tricks)  (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  (Added 1/28/15)
Understanding Dog Behavior, articles (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 (Added 1/28/15)
Volhard "Leave It!" (Added 2/4/2021)
Drop It or Release command (Added 1/28/15)

A Guide to "Happy Housetraining" (Added 1/28/15)
House Training Your Adult Dog (Added 1/28/15)
House Training an Adult Dog (Added 1/28/15)
Four Proven Principals For Housetraining (Added 1/28/15)
Tricks & Fun Stuff
Zac George's 7 Tricks in 5 Minutes  (Added 2/4/2021)
20 Unusual Tricks  (Added 1/28/15)
Nosework for Dogs (scent discrimination)  (Added 1/28/15)
Harnessing The Power of Your Dog's Nose  (Added 1/28/15)
Fun Nosework For Dogs (book)  (Added 1/28/15)