Tips On Training A Shiba Inu And More!
The Shiba Inu is a dog breed that went from virtually unheard of to become an extremely popular breed of dog. Like any other breed of dog, the Shiba Inu has their little quirky personality traits. This means like any other relationship, matching the right personalities determines if the relationship flourishes….or not.
Read on to find out more about this unique and complex breed of dog. If you are considering a Shiba dog or any other dog, this may help you determine if the Shiba Inu is the best match for you….or not!
Discover how to train a Shiba Inu, what their personality is like, how to care for a Shiba, and if the Shiba Inu is the best match for you.
Contents at a Glance
- It’s The World According To Shiba
- Smarter Than Your Average Dog!
- Help! I Own A Shiba…No Wait, My Shiba…
- The Shiba Inu Makes a Great Pet
- The Most Important Thing About Pet Owner…
- A Well Trained And Talented Shiba Inu
It’s The World According To Shiba
One potential challenge of owning a Shiba dog or Shiba puppy is understanding their mind set, particularly their belief in: “it’s the world according to Shiba.”
A Shiba Inu who is not firmly shown who is in charge grows to believe the world truly revolves around them. A Shiba dog thinks in terms of MY house, MY toy, MY food, MY people, MY furniture…..you get the picture.
They look aloof and independent and if given free rein, can behave that way too. Relax though, with the appropriate training and follow through, you won’t be living with a tantrum throwing, spoiled prima donna, but a well adjusted, happy dog. When a Shiba dog understands it is, after all, the world according to you, they are affectionate, relaxed and extremely well balanced!
Smarter Than Your Average Dog!
Remember Yogi and Boo Boo? Maybe you are too young but this popular cartoon character from the 50’s & 60’s favorite saying was: “I’m smarter that the average bear!”. That resulted in Yogi always getting into some type of bear like trouble every single episode.
Well, Shiba Inus are extremely intelligent, smarter than the average dog, and that’s good. Well as long as you are well trained to handle one!
A well trained Shiba is quick to respond to your calls, learns tricks and games very quickly, is well rounded and adjusted. Their agility makes them a great candidate from throwing and fetching games. A Shiba dog that is left to it’s own devices is crafty, intelligent enough to entertain themselves while creating a path of destruction.
Shibas are independent and love their freedom. They have Houdini like ways to escape their boundaries and explore the unknown if their owner did not learn how to train a Shiba correctly.
A well trained Shiba, when provided the appropriate amount of exercise on a leash is a great companion for a walk or hike. If you like to explore, this is the dog for you due to their inquisitive nature.
Help! I Own A Shiba…No Wait, My Shiba Owns Me!
It’s Never Too Late To Learn How to Train A Shiba
Because Shiba dogs are so intelligent and quick to learn, it’s never to late to learn how to train a Shiba dog. With the right guide to train you and your Shiba, you will be living in harmony with your very special pet!
With any breed of dog, without first understanding their personalities and whether they fit into your lifestyle, compatibility can be a challenge. It’s always best to learn about the breed before falling in love with their adorable looks and cute charm. But even if you put the leash before the dog…..I mean the cart before the horse, don’t despair, there is hope…..believe me I know…………..
The Most Important Thing About Pet Ownership
Whether adopting a Shiba Inu or any dog breed, please, please, please do your research before bringing the wrong dog home. There are far too many dogs in shelters abandoned by those who didn’t research properly before adopting.
By researching before adopting the right dog for you, you are part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
The Shiba Inu Makes a Great Pet
Shiba Inus do make great pets. Actually they make better than great pets, but only if they are trained properly.
They are a strong willed, often stubborn and really quirky dog and this can make them a poor candidate for the inexperienced dog owner. Even if you are experienced, it’s important to ensure your Shiba Inu is properly trained and isn’t dominating your household.