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About To Get An Akita Puppy, One Important Question Well Maybe 2
First let me say thanks in advance.
I live in a large townhouse, with a decent sized patio.
I put a deposit on an akita. So I have some important questions, and no I am not a first time dog owner. I have owned and Akita mix before...
If I decide to get the pup it will be about 6 to 7 weeks old.
I leave about 5am in the morning,and would be home about 5pm.
1. Would a potty walk in the morning a 15 to 20
minute walk when I get home and a potty walk before
bed suffice? Oh and at least once a week min
visit to the dog park (muzzled of course)
2. If I left the dog in the garage with the lights on
and a fan when necessary with enough chew toys;
would the pup be ok?
3. I believe in using choke chains especially for
training when being on a leash......