Someone please come to my rescue. I have two akitas. One is a female(1 year old) and the other is a male (6 months old). They have recently begun to fight where blood is drawn. Usually the male would back down when horse play got too rough but he's not backing down. Of course the older female is the aggressor. Last night they began fighting and ended up in my bathtub and I ended up turning on the shower but they didn't stop. I finally pulled the girl away and made her sleep in a room by herself. These fights just break out for the strangest reasons. The dogs are neither aggressive towards me or my family but to each other. I'm scared that they are going to kill each other one day. I don't understand it because they got along so well before. Someone please help who has experience with two akitas. Thanks!!!
no, but in many cases the dogs probably won't get along if they aren't when the male is so young. Other posters on this forum have had similiar problems. It is very difficult to stop animal aggression in the same home. You may get a few different responses but I would want to be vetting both animals or have a death one either.
I used to own an akita and I participate in a forum at www.akitaforum.com I can tellyou right now what other akita owners will tell you. YOu will have to rehome one of the dogs, or keep them seperate at all times for the rest of their lives. If you don't, one or both of the dogs could be seriously injured or even killed. Some akitas have extremely dominant personalities, and if the older one refuses to back down and relinquish dominance to the younger one, and the younger one is insistent on challenging the dominance of the older one, there's always going to be a fight brewing. In fact, not only will the fighting go on, it will escalate and get worse and worse. This is one of the problems with owning this wonderful breed. It's also why many reputable breeders insist on choosing the puppy best suited to go to a new home, and not letting the owners pick out the one they like the best. If you have more questions, please check out the Akita Forum. There's literally a hundred or more akita owners who frequent the forum.
I'm not an Akita owner,I have 2 pitties,but it's the same thing with pitties also. Either the dogs will have to be permantely seperated ,or one rehomed.Many people in multi pitty house holds are successful in permantely seperating more then one dog,it's a lot of work. One of my friends a multi pitty house hold and has to permantely seperate her pitty from the other male dog,and she divides her yard in 2 for both dogs.It can be done if you're willing to take the time and put the work into it.It's something to consider then taking a drastic step of having to give up one of your dogs.
This is something I have gone through in the past with my pit bulls. I raised 3 of my 5 pit bulls from puppyhood and I had two females that were the same age but from differant litters. They got along fine when they were young but as they started growing up at around 6 and 7 months, they would just start getting into it for no reason. It got to the point where I would keep them separated in their 10' by 10' kennels and let one of them at a time out in the yard to run around. One day though, my female just went right to the other females fence and they attacked eachother through the fence. I had to find a home for my other female. I tried for a long time to keep her because she was such a sweet dog to people, but for her health I had to give her up. It was a very hard thing to do, but when you have to deal with keeping your dogs separated at all costs all the time, it can be very stressful. You have to think what's in the best interests of your dog. Hope this helps. I know what your feeling, it can be heartbreaking to see them hurting eachother for no reason. It can stem from a number of things, the number one being dominance. Some dogs just have to be in charge and will not back down. My female Crystal, is in charge of everyone, even my male that is twice her size, it's real funny to see him cower down to her when she growls at him because he gets on her nerves :)
Hi Iíve had a male and female akita before .They should be just fine just give them time to see which one of them is the most dominant. If that do sent work you should choose wich is dominant by acknowledge the same dog first ,petting it and giving it treats firsts the other understands that its not dominant. Kin
definitely agree about re-homing or separating for life. There was a client at the hospital that had several pit bulls. they were so sweet with people, and MOST of the time they got along ok with each other, but big fights would break out occasionally. It was very unpredictable for the owner so she separated all of them for life. She has a farm so it's easier for her I suppose, but the vet said it was the only option, unless she wanted to give one or two up. And she couldn't part with any of them.
our kuvaszsok would fight all the time, both females and neither of them would want to give up. it was to the point where they would just have to look at each other form across the room at agility and the fight was on we always had to seperate them when no one was in the room and not allow any playing to get to out of hand. if you can walk them together with some one else to help. establish that you are the boss and that their job is to be a dogs and have a nice time. Now the girls seem to get along well with each other, they have not fought for more than three of four years. Knock on wood. I agree that rehoming would be hard on the poor little animal that would not understand. they both have seperate runs to into when they are alone in the house. I don't know if this will help you. Good luck with your babies.
i think that may be you should take them to a training cource... i have a border collie x golden retriver and he is a beautiful nature but he has his fights to another thing i think that maybe these 2 particular dogs just dont like each othe may be rehoming them may be a good idea :)
right now i'm having the same problem with my dogs. i have a bulldog and he is 1yr old this month. he recently has been going after my female cane corso (2yrs old). she wants nothing to do with fighting him and trys to run away from him when it happens. but he'll snap for no apparent reason and go at her like he wants to kill her. i don't understand it. i'm going to nueter him in hopes it settles him down but i'm affraid i may have to find him a new home. he's the sweatest dog all other times i think he may need to be in an only dog household.
No it could be that the female is jeoulus of your new dog. And will do so for quite a while. Then also the akita is a young male and around that age they start getting aggressive. When the male gets older and larger he will get into one big fight with the female and declare his dominance. Which will mean he'll have his bluff in on her. Some time biting her to scare her and let her know he's boss. You dont have to re home them. Just have them play together with you so they dont feel envious. Then kind of keep the seperated for a while until the male akita is quite a bit older. This happened with my German Shepherd and Akita.