Meet Sammi (short for Samurai) – one of the cutest Shiba puppies I have ever seen!
Sammi lives with Frances Antonio and her partner, and they have just bought a new house. What a lucky puppy!
Here is Sammi helping them to arrange the furniture in his new Shiba-pad.
Shiba Inu Puppy Cuteness
Look at that handsome face!
It is no wonder that so many people fall in love with the Shiba Inu puppy.
I certainly did, and got a Shiba as my first pup. Unfortunately, I did not do enough research into the breed, and found that I had a “holy terror” on my hands. Sephy is now over 5 years old, and he has left most of his holy-terror days behind. Actually, he is quite well behaved nowadays, and a lot of fun to have around. Things turned out well in the end, but we had to go through some very difficult times.
What about Sammi?
Unlike lazy ole me, Frances investigated the Shiba Inu breed more thoroughly, and did her homework, so Sammi is doing quite well. Go Sammi! He must have been born under a very lucky star.
He is definitely trying at times but his infectious smile and personality make it all worth it.
Also in the 2 weeks that we’ve had him, he now knows his name (both names), to come, sit, shake and lay down. So proud of our little boy.
Shiba Inu Puppy Smartness
His appetite seems to have come back, but he’s getting very smart in his food choice in that he smells what we’re eating and thinks he’s going to get that. Once he’s seen that we’ve finished eating and that he won’t in fact be getting our food, he runs off and eats his. He’s a cheeky one!
Beware! Shiba Inus are cute and smart, and that is a killer combination. Even during puppyhood, a Shiba will quickly learn to use his good-looks to manipulate the people around him.
It is difficult to resist that raw Shiba power (see below), which is why before long, we will notice that our Shiba has us trained to fetch cheese, rub tummy, and do whatever else King Shiba desires.
Shiba Inu Puppy Fierceness
Shiba Inu puppies are small but fierce!
… when he’s excited to see us, he nips us with his mouth and grabs onto anything with it.
Shiba Inu puppies can be very mouthy. With Sephy, I found that bite inhibition training is very helpful, and continue with these exercises even now, to make sure that he controls the force of his bites.
At the same time, I also teach him that it is inappropriate to bite on people even if it is in play.
This is what I did to train my puppy.
Shiba Inu Puppy Pictures
Please join me in saying a BIG thank you to Frances and Sammi for sharing their wonderful pictures with us. I love the colors, angles, poses, composition, and framing of the photos.
And of course, Sammi makes the pictures really sing!