Shiba Inu Question

Hi, I am 20 years old and have been looking into getting a puppy Shiba Inu. I work full time but...


Hi, I am 20 years old and have been looking into getting a puppy Shiba Inu. I work full time but am not currently enrolled in school. I have been reading a lot of things that seem to prove this dog may be a handful and may not adjust well to my living style, but I know that what really plays a key factor is how the dog is raised. Exp. PittbulLs are seen as agressive dogs but in truth with a loving family they are nothing but sweet hearted "lap" dogs. I was wondering that if I got the puppy at a young age would it adjust to my life style and accept me as the leader???

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 8/11/2012 3:02:01 PM
If you get the shiba at a young age and introduce to your lifestyle it will adapt. I have had my shiba for over 4 years now, I work a 40 hour work week and have had no problems with my dog staying at home alone. We did end up adopting a kitten which he raised and they have been great together. In the evening and on weekends we take long walks together, which he just loves and looks forward to. I just say walk and gets all excited. But you will need to socialize the puppy that will make a great difference on how the shiba handles life. I hope this helps
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/15/2012 12:58:30 PM


socialization is very key so be sure to introduce your shiba to others Very early and consistantly. Mine loved to "bolt" the minute the door was open. she didn't go far but she LOVED the game of hide-n-seek. she could do it for hours. I rescued her and she was so protective that she would not let ANY ONE near me. Good luck finding the puppy that matches your family and lifestyle.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/24/2012 4:05:00 PM