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 Good Parenting prevents tragedies!


Akitas in Agility
Animals and Akitas
Akitas and Breed Bans
Akitas in the Family
Akitas and Kids
Akitas in Obedience
Akitas as Therapy Dogs
Facts About Akitas
Heroic Akitas
In Memoriam
Man's Inhumanity
Rescued Akitas
Totally Adorable!
Versatility of Akitas
Thinking Dogs
Who is Barbara Bouyet


Owner and Parent Responsibility

The importance of sterilizing
your animal cannot be
overemphasized. Spaying
and neutering your dog
tends to reduce aggressive
tendencies significantly. A U.S.
survey of over 200 fatal dog
attacks showed that in all but
two cases the attacks were
carried out by unneutered
or unspayed dogs.

Socialize and train your dog. It
is best to start while your dog is
a puppy, however, most dogs
can be socialized to not be

Do not let your dog run loose.
Provide a fenced run and leash
your dog when you go for a walk.
Avoid having young children walk
dogs they cannot control and
never chain a dog; it builds up
frustration and invites teasing,
both with tragic results.

When you meet children while out
for a walk, be sure they approach
your dog properly. This ensures
their safety as well as protecting
your dog. 

Teach children to observe the simple
rules of safe and considerate behavior
around dogs. In particular, teasing,
chasing and yelling should be
discouraged. Your dog may tolerate
it, but another may not.  Not even your
own dog will tolerate teasing every day!

Choose your dog carefully. Pups
should be evaluated in light of the
parent dog's behavior. Select dogs
that have been bred to be non-
aggressive family dogs.

Do not leave babies or very
young children alone with a dog.
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  Gallery of Akitas and their kids





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