Shiba Inus are small, compact little dogs with a lot of personality and love. Although small in size, Shibas have the heart and courage of much larger dogs. They are quick and agile and love to run and play. Shibas are good with children and other pets as long as they have been socialized early in life.
When training Shiba Inus, use a firm and consistent manner. The Shiba Inu can easily suffer from Small Dog Syndrome, so he must be exceedingly confident that his master is the pack leader. Shibas are also natural born hunting dogs, so avoid leaving them alone with small pets like hamsters, guinea pigs and birds.
Here are some tips that will get you into the right mindset to start training.
By requiring loyalty from an animal, you will give to them the confidence to shine in his training. Setting this groundwork is particularly significant when schooling a dog. As group pack animals, they have a innate need to follow a firm leader.
By choosing the role as the pack leader your dog will follow you for direction and approval. Lacking respect and self-assurance you will not attain much success when schooling your dog. Your dog will come to regard and depend on you in time, but first you must handle him consistently and fairly. When you have gained your dog’s respect, you will be surprised at how rapidly your schooling advances.
All too often, new dog owners do not appreciate that while affection is important, it does not take the place of loyalty. While it is of course good to shower your new dog or puppy with love and care, it is also vital to gain its confidence and respect. It is also vital to not let the puppy or dog to get away with everything it wishes to. You will not do your dog any good when you indulge him as a puppy and then demand him to defer to you when you are all set to commence training him.
By having foreseeable rules and punishment for flouting the rules you are mimicking pack conduct. Because dogs are pack animals, they naturally react positively to this upbringing.
Good luck training your new Shiba Inu puppy!