So glad I'm apart of this community already got great advise from the raw feed section so thought i would try and pop a question in the training forum too.
I have a Akita and she's 12months but her recall is pretty bad. Since the age of 10 weeks she's been going puppy classes then when she got a little older I took her to private classes.
She's really good at everything else she does walk to heel (sometimes) but that doesn't bother me as she doesn't actually pull me anyway just walks slightly infant.
The trainer said these dogs have too much of a high prey drive and maybe a problem having her off lead. She's lovely with every dog and people she's more likely to lick some to death than to bite, a big big softy she is
It gets me frustrated when she is on lead because she can't go out and run if I'm not running with her
Just to mention - the times I have let her off lead any loud bangs she hears she just bolts in the direction of home and nearly got hit by a car she has done this on 3 occasions (2nd one was when she learnt to take her collar off by pulling out) which has led me to always have her on lead on a harness now.
I have tried to desensitise her by playing fireworks or loud noises but on the lowest volume and she still runs and hides her my room (Cant put the volume any lower as it is on 1)
Any help will be appreciated and if any one has personal experiences with Akita that will be most welcomed.