Akita Chow Breed Maintenance
The thick hair of the Akita Chow will require regular brushing (3-4 times per week) to keep it clean and healthy. The nails of your Akita Chow should be trimmed as needed and his teeth brushed regularly to ensure his long term dental health. As the Akita Chow can be stubborn, training may be challenging. A reward-based training program with positive reinforcement can begin from the time you bring your young dog home. Socialization of your Akita Chow is also important. It is best to first socialize him with a small group prior to introducing him to larger groups. Use touch and treats to reinforce positive behavior around others and help him become accepting of people and dogs. Teaching your Akita Chow obedience is also important. You can start by training your dog to accept your leading him. This will help him feel more secure that someone else is in charge and help him to think before showing aggressive behavior.