I have a five-year-old rescue Akita and have had for her two years since she was three. She is aggressive to people and animals except for the pets I already had when I brought her into our home. I've made great headway with people, but now another dog is coming to my home, and I need to integrate them. Is there a way to help my Akita accept a new dog in the house?


Your Akita may never accept the other dog so before you bring her into your home make sure you have a backup plan. Can you take the other dog back if things do not work out? To improve your chances, do your best to ignore the other dog when your Akita is around. If you show the new dog a lot of attention, you are more likely to make your Akita jealous, and she will dislike the other dog. After a few days, you will be able to evaluate how they are getting along.

Updated on February 22, 2018

Original Article:

7 Easy Ways to Train a Dog to Get Along With Other Dogs
By Dr Mark