Contrary to her wolfish looks, the NI Dog is not an aggressive or scary dog and will actually submit if challenged by another dog; it's important to keep them away from such aggressive dogs since they aren't likely to defend themselves. These dogs are fantastic for households with visitors since they are very friendly; this also means they don't make appropriate guard dogs or watch dogs.
This breed is very loyal and loving, often experienced separation anxiety if the owner is never present or they aren't allowed to spend time with the family daily. Northern Inuits are great for children and will love to play for hours, however, young/small children should not be left alone with them due to sheer size. They do well with other dogs and it's a plus to have buddies for them if you are gone daily for school or work; keep in mind these playful, tough dogs will do best with another of medium-large size so there are no accidental injuries to their friends. Members of this breed do retain a high prey instinct that MUST be trained out via early socialization if you'd like to keep them around other non canine pets (especially livestock animals).
Although bright enough to excel in obedience, agility, tasks like sled pulling and games such as flyball, an inexperienced owner may find them difficult to train. Their attention spans are somewhat flightly and, combined with their energy levels, this requires much patience and firmness, plus establishment of dominance while training (treats and praise are necessary for all breeds, of course). This last part is key in a pack dog's mind.. you MUST be the pack leader, meaning be firm and consistent-- don't let them jump and bite while puppies.