Hey all! I adopted 2 months ago 4 years old Akita. His name is Roy and he suffered from abuse. In short - he was used by a drug-addict to collect money. He was starving, kept in a closed room (very small and tight) on a chain, and slept on his excrement. After that, he was rescued (while his old home burning). He's very kind and playful, with people and dogs. I don't see any psychological damage besides he scared in very dark places. He is disciplined at home and doing everything I want from him, but outside when there are other dogs he doesn't listen that much. He attacked 2 dogs (without and damage) but most of the time even when he's being attacked he stays calm. We went today to a dog trainer (swat veteran that worked with dogs and was police head instructor in dogs training). It was a group training most of the dogs there are Malinois, a german shepherds puppies. I know that Roy is an adult with a developed personality and not a working dog like Malinois. The training there was a lil bit tough (maybe aggressive is a better word, not punching but collar choking as punishments) but all the dogs there been very obedient to their owners. My question is will tough training with mature Akita will have any effect or I need a different approach to get his full obedience and still keep his affection toward me?