When deciding whether or not to take the leap and acquire an Akita, it’s tempting to let your emotions rule your mind since Akita pups, like any puppies, are adorable and very easy to become attached to. This may make it difficult to make a rational choice. You can’t help but be captivated by the fluffy, bear-like puppy that the Akita breed produces, but before you decide to bring one home as a pet, you need to apply some critical thinking. It is important to keep in mind that this adorable cuddly puppy will quickly mature into an adult weighing between 100 and 130 pounds and will need substantial training as well as a lot of your time in order to develop into a well-balanced and pleasant companion.
Akita mothers often give birth to litters consisting of seven or more pups on average. It is important to take your time and make certain that the Akita puppy you pick is a good fit for both your lifestyle and your personality when making your selection. Each individual Akita puppy will have its own distinct personality, and with careful observation, you will be able to tell the difference between the calmer pups and the more dominating and aggressive ones in the litter.
Keep in mind that Akitas take a significant amount of training; this is not your average dog, so you should use caution and common sense when selecting an Akita puppy. You are going to need to spend some time with the litter in order to watch the pups in the setting that is most natural to them. In my book, I go through several strategies that you may use to assist you in selecting a puppy that is well-suited to your personality.
When looking for an Akita puppy, try to get one that is outgoing and sociable. If you don’t have a dominant and forceful personality yourself, you shouldn’t have a dominating and forceful dog. Akitas are naturally dominant canines, so you will have your work cut out for you when it comes time to teach it; but, if you pick an Akita puppy that is more subdued from the start, your life will be much simpler.
The ability to observe is essential. Keep an eye out for the pups that are hostile. These will be the ones in charge of the pack, climbing all over their siblings, and maintaining eye contact with you the whole time. These are some of the indications of a dominating dog, although they are by no means all of them. This does not indicate that the dog is a horrible pet; rather, it indicates that its training may need a more authoritative approach.
Although Akita pups are adorable and loving, it is important to consider all of your options before settling on one. Keep in mind that in what seems like no time at all, that adorable and cuddly puppy will develop into a very big dog that will take a significant amount of your attention in order to educate it and care after its general wellbeing.