• Akitas are affectionate with their family and form strong bonds.
  • The Akita will instinctively guard their owner’s home, which is one of the reasons they require extensive positive exposure to a variety of stimuli (people, places, and things) on and off their place of residence.
  • Akitas tend to act aloof towards strangers and will need to learn that all people they do not know are not necessarily threats to them.
  • Akitas are a breed that requires respect from all who encounter them (family, friends and strangers); a challenging concept for many people to process and implement in their actions towards them.
  • Most households may not have the time to complete the level of obedience training and socialization that Akitas require in order to become well-adjusted companions and members of society.