Table of contents for Akitas : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, behavior, and training / Dan F. Rice.

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Chapter One: Origin of the Akita
Akita History
The Akita Stud Book
Odate Dogs
World War II and After
Some Well-Known Akitas
Chapter Two: Akita Disposition and Temperament
Akitas? Unique Features
Description
Akitas? Show History
Names Used in This Book
The Akita's Personality, Character, and Behavioral Habits
Dog-Aggressiveness
People-Aggressiveness
General Qualities
Akitas and Children
Historical Uses of Akitas
Hunting
Water Retrieving 
Herding 
Pulling, Packing, and Police Work 
Security, Watch, or Guard Dog 
The Akita's Value as a Pet
Adoption of an Adult Akita
Chapter Three: Choosing Your Akita Puppy
Timing
The Truth About Gifts
What to Look For
Pre Purchase Considerations
Quality
Show-Quality
Breeding Quality
Pet-Quality
Linebreeding
The Downside of Akitas
Which Sex to Choose
Professional Akita Breeders
Backyard Breeders
Puppy Mills
Pet Shops
Personality Prediction
Meet the Parents
Puppy Health Status
Signs of Poor Health
A Healthy Puppy
Breeder?s Guarantee
Your Decision is Made!
Sales Documents 
Obtaining an Older Dog
Advantages of an Adult
Down Side of an Adult
Chapter Four: Bringing Your Akita Puppy Home
Handling Koby
A Puppy in the House
A Practical Solution
A Puppy in the Yard
Chapter Five: Life With An Akita Puppy
Equipment Required
Dog Toys 
Bonding with Your Akita Puppy
 Chewing
Boarding
Socialization
Chapter Six: Akita Activities
Obedience Trials
Agility Trials
Canine Good Citizen Certificate
Weight Pulling, Skijoring, and Sledding
Conformation Showing	
How-To Entertain Your Akita
Chapter Seven: Training Your Akita
Importance of Training
Crate Training
Housebreaking
Mistakes and Punishment
Name
Collar and Leash
Choke Chain Collars
Head Halters 
Command Clarity
Basic Commands
Recall (Come)
Sit
Down
Stay
Formal Training 
Positive Reinforcement 
Chapter Eight: 
Akita Health Care
Veterinarians
First Appointment
Dental Care
Ear Care
Eye Care
Regular Veterinary Care
Diseases Preventable by Vaccination
How an Immunizing Agent Works
Passive Immunity	
Active Immunity
Vaccine Facts
Booster Vaccinations
Core Vaccines
Non-core Vaccines 
Canine Distemper (CD)
Infectious Canine Hepatitis 
Leptospirosis
Parvovirus 
Coronavirus
Lyme disease
Kennel Cough
Canine Influenza 
Rabies
Other Serious Diseases
Heat Stroke
Hot spots
Arthritis
Allergies
Grass awns
Valley Fever
Gastric Torsion, Dilatation, and Volvulus
Hereditary Diseases
Canine hip dysplasia
Autoimmune diseases
Vogt, Kuyanagi, Harada?s disease 
Thrombocytopenia
Epilepsy
Chondrodysplasia
Hereditary Eye Diseases
Entropion
Glaucoma
Progressive retinal atrophy
Microphthalmia
Parasites
Endoparasites
Roundworms
Hookworms
Tapeworms
Heartworms
Ectoparasites
Mites
Fungus
Fleas
Lice
Ticks
Why Not Breed Your Akita
Reasons for not Breeding Your Akita
Reasons for Spaying your Female Akita
Reasons for Castrating (neutering) your Male Akita
How-To Groom Your Akita
Chapter Nine: Feeding Your Akita
Dietary Needs
Water
Commercial Dog Foods
Understanding Dog Food Labels
Puppy foods
Maintenance rations
Stress formulas
Geriatric diets
Supplements
Treats 
Table Scraps
Obesity in Akitas
How Much 
How Often
Chapter Ten: Old Akitas
Senile Dementia
Physical Examinations
Callous Care
Extra Water Pans
When It Is Time To Give Up
Euthanasia
Saying Goodbye

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Akita dog.