An Akita Pit is a crossbred combination of a Japanese Akita and an American Pitbull. As a willful, energetic, and loyal breed, they are more suitable for experienced owners and those with time to dedicate to fun activities and training. However, adopting an Akita Pit will see you showered with love and affection by your new furry friend. In saying that, if you don’t give them the attention they deserve, they tend to become quite destructive – meaning you can say goodbye to that cute pair of new shoes. If you need a helping hand, we’ve included some fun and stimulating activities for Akita Pits below.
When you bring home your adorable Akita Pit puppy, you may find that it’s a battle against wills. If you want them to sit, they’ll stand, and if you want them to come to you, they’ll run away. Akita Pits like to be in charge and be the dominant member of the family, which means you do need to put a lot of time and effort into training them. You will want to do this sooner rather than later, so luckily this is an all-weather activity you only need to buy a leash and treats for, and it only takes an hour of your time per week.
The dog park as an activity is not going to be suitable for every Akita Pit, but it may be for yours. If you socialized your Akita Pit early on, there’s every reason to believe they will play well with other dogs. What’s more, the earlier you begin this process, the more natural that the socialization process is. If you trust your dog to be around others, then grab a doggy waste bag, toy, and leash, and head to the dog park on a sunny day. It’s an excellent and free activity you are both bound to enjoy for an hour or more each week.
An Akita Pit is a very energetic and enthusiastic dog that requires a lot of physical activity. One way to cater to their needs is with a run. If you’re a jogger or love being active, you will enjoy how smoothly your Akita Pit works in this routine. In any weather, this fun and free activity can tire both you and your pup out – and it only takes half an hour. Grab your running shoes, a leash, and a doggy waste bag, and head out for an adventure. The best part about a run for an activity is that it can take you anywhere. On one day, you can choose to go into the bush, while on another, you can run laps of your neighborhood. The options are endless.
On a rainy and miserable day, no one feels like going outside. However, it’s still essential to provide your furry friend with as much stimulation as possible. To do so, purchase some chew toys and a toy box and give your dog plenty of options. You may find that they are more than happy to entertain themselves on cold and wintry days when no one feels like taking them outside.
It can be hard to tire out an energetic dog, but you may find that by buying a laser, you stand a chance of winning. Dog-friendly laser lights are affordable and give your dog something to chase. They are also suitable for use in the daytime and at night.
In the beginning, training an Akita Pit can be a little ruff. They can let their stubborn side show through quite quickly. However, when you incorporate training from a young age then group it with fun activities, you will quickly find your furry friend is well-behaved, fun loving, and affectionate.