My husband and I have been looking for a cool dog for months now and I found a gorgeous 6 wk old female akita that I fell in love with. I have 5 cats so I was thinking a puppy would be best so that they are not intimidated by her and also so she learns to respect them early. We are also looking for a dog that we can go for jogs with (not long runs - may 1-2 miles) and play fetch/frisbee. I have read lots about how headstrong and sometimes aggressive akita are. We have always planned to hire a professional trainer but the more I read, the more I am wondering if, even with training, I run the risk of having a dog that could hurt my cats, doesn't like to run on a leash and who will be standoffish or even aggressive toward other people and dogs. I really need to hear from some Akita owners about whether your dog gets along with cats, will go for jogs with you, whether they will play with you (fetch/frisbee) and if you can rewire their hardwired instinct to be aggressive toward other dogs and small animals. Are they at least sweet to their family??? I really loved this puppy but I also need to know that she won't disrupt our entire life. Thank you.