• Crate training can be very valuable. For example, if an owner needs to leave their Akita at the vet or groomer, the dogs are usually housed in crates, runs, or pens. Therefore, a dog successfully exposed to a variety of confinement situations will be more relaxed and successful in the aforementioned stressful environments.
  • Additionally, if an owner chooses to compete in conformation and/or performance events there are inevitably times when it may be a necessity to crate an Akita.
  • Confinement training is best done when a dog is young and may be difficult with an older dog. Therefore, crate training is typically a plus for this breed all around.