Shiba Inu Question

Do shiba's do well off a lead?


Do shiba's do well off a lead?

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 11/7/2011 11:27:05 AM
Definitely not recommended - shiba's are very very fast and tend to run in the opposite direction of you. My Shiba thinks its a game and will run to strangers.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/11/2011 2:55:50 PM


No. It's not that a shiba cannot handle being off leash it's that they were originally bred for hunting and are very independent. So once off lead they tend to run. I have had success in the past with training with a recall word but it is much more difficult to do so with this breed.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/13/2011 11:55:27 PM


My shiba would pay no attention when off-leash, and just go wherever she wanted to. Easy to leash train, however. Very smart, quick learner, tries to please.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/22/2011 10:10:53 PM


No. Most Shiba's have a flight response. They like to run & usually do not come back very easily.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/1/2011 2:13:24 PM


I wouldn't recommend it. My Shiba is 12 years old and has run off twice, neither time was with me. However, she was off lead (from the car to the house) and a rabbit jumped out - I called her and she actually stopped. I thought that I would be out looking for her again all night (or week). When she had run off it was days not hours. Not a good idea.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/8/2012 3:51:09 PM


I have trained my shiba with a remote collar and all she needs is the sound of the bell once in a while to get her attention. But she is with me all the time and at work [which is a big part of her behaivior]. Best dog I,ve ever had [4rys old now]. Matt. Washington state
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/29/2012 10:16:26 PM