Hi everyone. First post here
I have a 2 and a half year old American Akita and a 1 year old Border Collie.
This particular question is in regards to my Akita,
He's generally a big friendly teddy bear, wouldn't hurt a fly and has no aggression issues towards humans whatsoever.
The problem arises when I introduce him to social situations with other dogs.
90% of the time it's the same reaction from every new canine.
They either turn hostile towards him, or cower away in fear immediately before they even have a chance to sniff each other.
I'm not sure if it's intimidation due to his size, but he is rarely able to establish any type of friendship with other dogs.
I'm at a loss at what I can actually do about this, so if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!