YES! Try to get a puppy, and take "Puppy Obedience Class" verh early. We got our wonderful Shiba at 8 weeks, and started group puppy training at 10 weeks. These dogs are very, very smart, athletic, and fearless. Although they are strongly attached to their owners, they are not lap dogs. They want to take walks, play, ride along. They are very independent, which is good if you're working, but you need to assert yourself early. They potty train easily, learn commands quickly, and develop a huge vocabulary if you spend time with them. If you want a fluffy, cuddly, not too bright dog, don't get a Shiba. If you want a smart, sweet, strong, loyal, unique looking dog who gets attention wherever you go, who wants to be part of the family but sometimes needs space, get a Shiba! We LOVE our Shiba girl.
Answered by Anonymous - 8/26/2012 12:09:51 AM