Aki-Poo Breed Maintenance
The Aki-Poo will likely have moderate shedding and will require regular brushing. How much shedding will be dependent on whether the coat is more like that of a Poodle, who is not a shedder or an Akita who is. Should the coat be more like a Poodle’s, brushing will still be necessary, as the shedding hair will stick to the dog’s coat until removed. The maintenance of a Poodle includes trimming, brushing and shampooing (with a dog shampoo), while the Akita requires regular brushing. Dogs of the breed should have their teeth brushed regularly to ensure long term dental health and their nails should be trimmed as needed. Like many other dogs, the Aki-Poo will require training from a young age (eight to twelve weeks of age). Easy to train, basic commands will come easily to this intelligent, curious hybrid. Behavior training will help your dog avoid developing bad habits. Patience is required when you are training your dog. It is likely that you will have to repeat the command multiple times and negative reinforcement is not recommended. Do your best to avoid keeping any frustration that you feel out of your voice. Your dog will sense you are growing frustrated and can associate training with making you unhappy. Regular exercise is important for your Aki-Poo’s physical and emotional health.