• Akitas respond best to respectful commands and positive training techniques that rely on motivation rather than force.
  • Today, the Akita is popularly seen in the breed (conformation) ring, but many also participate in performance events such as obedience, rally, agility, tracking, and nose work. Some Akitas excel as therapy dogs.
  • The breed will groom itself like a cat, is clean, and housebreaking is usually not a problem.