Stubborn tendencies may be reduced by using motivational tools such as treats and favorite toys in reward-based obedience training.
Akitas enjoy dog sports such as carting, sledding, agility, tracking, rally and competitive obedience.
Reputation as a good family dog, but can develop defensive aggression if threatened, scared, or mistreated.
Intelligent, alert, loyal, and calm dogs. Can be stubborn or willful.