With my previous Akitas, I knew them as puppies, knew how they were raised, what they had been exposed to, etc.
With this new boy, there will be situations where I won't know how he will react - other dogs, kids, etc. - just because I don't know him.
I don't have other dogs or kids (or grandkids), but he and I will walk every day. My neighbors (kids, dogs, etc.), knew me and my previous Akita - who adored everyone. She had charmed the whole neighborhood. My first Akita didn't like children, so I'm aware that they don't all respond the same way, and that I'll have to be very careful with him.
On the other hand, I don't want him to become fearful of new people/situations just because I'm being cautious.
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