Akitas are generally quiet and not prone to nuisance barking. Despite their quiet nature, they are natural guardians. They do not need nor should they have special watch dog training. The Akita will instinctively guard your home. Because of this trate, they require extensive socialization, meeting people and other animals when they are puppies. From this they learn that not all strangers are threats.
Call it what you will class, pride, bearing - it must be present for a dog to be a good Akita.
They enjoy attention and affection. They are easily trained and very responsive to the enforcement needed to insure a great dog. A quality dog takes a good amount of discipline with a respectful, loving hand and environment. Alaska Akitas offers a sound basis for you to build on, and will assist in many ways to help a new owner achieve their goal — an Akita that’s a joy to live with.
We DO NOT encourage all people interested in an Akita to actually acquire an Akita. Since the Akita is one of the most dignified and beautiful canines available, many prospective canine owners should learn as much as they can about the breed. Some of these potential Akita owners are going to be much better off with a Labrador, German Shepherd, or a smaller dog. If you desire an extremely obedient dog that always comes when called, a dog that can always be off leash at the park, and a dog that will be by your side craving attention—then an Akita is not for you. Please try another breed-- you will be much happier.
However, if you are seeking a strong companion who has a mind of its own, one that can be stubborn and determined to try to have its own way, a dog that can pretend to not hear your calls, and a very affectionate and loving companion, then an Akita might be for you.