Comments for Shiba Shake Dog Tips, Care & Training Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:10:21 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Dog Discipline – Should We Beat or Hit a Dog as Punishment? by todd Tue, 28 Jul 2020 22:10:21 +0000 we use a crate. place him there him before you go to bed, and take him out first thing in the morning to go “potty” He instinctively, will not want to poop in his own crate/area where he sleeps, and he will feel safe there. Then reward him when he goes outside. he will learn a pattern from it over time. We have a shitzhu, small dog, very intelligent, very emotional, hates when you are upset with him, loves to please you. We have also had success using a squirt bottle for the un-necessary barking. works like a charm. We have at times, had to flip him upside down on his back and hold for a moment when he is being aggressive to show him we are the pack leader, and not him. The crate worked like a charm to teach him a poop schedule. However, you have to wake up at the same time on the weekends to be successful. LOL! to them, Saturday is no different than a Tuesday.

Comment on Dog Play – Fun Games to Play with Your Dog or Puppy by Anonymous Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:13:51 +0000 Im in the same scenario except it’s my mum

Comment on How to Stop Your Dog from Pulling by Kia Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:26:03 +0000 What breed is your dog? Some breeds are more trainable than others. Try talking to a trainer or vet.

Comment on What Would Your Dog Look Like in Human Form? by Bea Tue, 14 Jul 2020 21:09:33 +0000 We have a Vizsla puppy who is hyper, sweet, and bites playfully but OUCH it hurts! What do think he would look like!

Comment on Off-Leash Neighborhood Dogs by Anonymous Sun, 05 Jul 2020 21:14:03 +0000 My dog is completely blind and has been in numerous scary altercations with other off leash dogs barking in his face. These dogs keep getting off their properties and rushing at my dog. I have gotten a lot of the same responses as everyone else but my normally friendly and happy dog is terrified to walk around the neighborhood and reacts to every person and dog now in the area. Thankfully I can still take him to the park and the pet store because the dogs are leashed and he has not made the association of all dogs and people being scary. People in the neighborhood act like my dog is the aggressor probably because he is a pitbull mix. If he was a tiny dog I doubt we would get the same reaction. My dog has no eyes and is on a leash. I’m not sure how he is the intimidating one in this scenario. He was fine until this all happened and now I am working with him to try to lower his anxiety. I can’t stand irresponsible pet owners.

Comment on Puppy Obedience Training – How to Care for a Puppy by Afton Jackson Wed, 24 Jun 2020 02:50:19 +0000 My wife recently thought of getting a new pet dog to give our kids some company and to help teach them some care lessons along the way and I want to know what are the best start care tips for a puppy. I loved your explanation of obedience training and how it can help the puppy develop proper house behaviors in the long run because my kids are young and so if they develop a good bond with a dog as the dog grows up along with them, they can learn the real value of responsible dog ownership while being safe from aggressive dog tendencies. I’ll be sure to show my family this article before we look for any puppy breeders. Thank you!

Comment on Common Reasons for Dog Itchy Skin and Dog Scratching by Serios Tue, 23 Jun 2020 21:42:57 +0000 Hello,
I have a shiba and also has an itchy skin. He is biting his front legs constantly and scratching his face. He is scared outside when the weather is too humid. I changed his food because vet said Apollo had allergies to chicken.
I am offering only food made of fish but lately he is not eating. He wants to eat but plays with the kibble and avoids eating. Could be that he is bored with the same food?
My concern is his itching.Apollo is one year old, I do not want give him asteroids. Last summer I gave 2 times a dip with lime sulfur and he improved. Do you think he has mites?

Comment on The Dominant Dog – Dealing with Dominance in Dogs by Leonardo Thunders Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:32:53 +0000 Hey! My name is Leonardo, but you can just call me Leo. I have a Gerberian Shepsky, at home who is around 8 months now. Her name is Cinno (pronounced as “Cheeno”) and i’m having a few issues with her. Although she is extremely friendly and playful and quite smart she is very disobedient. she will run out of our estate when she gets the chance to.

She become very aggressive and bite, hide and run from you when you try and take something from her that could even potentially hurt her. she bites when she plays with you and although it wasn’t a big deal when she was smaller and younger it is now, that she’s growing. she stopped biting the furniture but unfortunately after she destroyed it.

She only obeys commands when she sees you have food in your mouth. Right now, i’m working on getting her to return back to me after running away. If she learns that, it’ll be a big help.

Could you advice me on anything else i could do to help train my dog? I know she’s a puppy right now and i want to get going with these techniques as soon as possible so when she grows up it’ll be easier for me and most importantly, her. Thank you so much in advance!

Comment on Are You Afraid of Your Dog? by Angela Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:59:14 +0000 Thank you for this post. I realize it’s 10+ yers old, but it was the perfect article for me. I’m afraid of my dog after he bit me, and am not sure how to get over my fear of him.
How were you able to trust your dog again? I guess that’s my biggest question.
I adopted Jam, a 13-year old Lhasa Apso whose bite history was concealed from me. (I learned of it when I called his former vet for some info).
Jam first snapped and growled when I picked him up one day. I later learned that he had pain in his lower back, so I never picked him up again.
Two weeks ago Jam pooped in the house (which he started doing about a month after I brought him home). I clapped my hands, said “No!” Loudly, and went to get his leash to toilet him. He went to his bed, so I walked over with the leash. (Note: He loves going outside, but I didn’t recognize his lack of interest as being an indicator of anything.
I squatted down to put his leash on, and reach for his collar. He was looking at me the entire time, then bite me, drawing blood on both sides of my right thumb. I was stunned. I’d never been bitten by a dog before, and was really freaked out I cleaned the wound, but it became infected. I took antibiotics and got a tetanus shot.
I don’t trust hum know, and the lack of trust (for me) is the biggest issue. He’s been with his coparent for the last week. Since the bite we’ve learned about his back pain, and also got some dental work for him. We’re treating the pain with CBDD because he refuses to take pills, even in pill pockets. I. know that dogs can bite when they‘re in pain, but I wasn’t even touching him when he bit me, so that can’t be the reason. I did consider canine dementia as a possible cause,.
I don’t want to be around him because I don’t know if he will bite me again, and I don’t want to be afraid in my home, as I now am.
I would love to be willing to try, but (if I’m honest), I don’t know if I can ever trust him. His previous vet (who told me about the bite history) recommended putting him down, but we (me and the coparent) wanted to take care of Jam’s pain issues before making a decision like that.
As well, the co-parent and I are on opposite sides of the euthanasia question. When we started on this path she said she’d support me if that was the path I chose 9after we got the health pieces taken care of), but now has ruled euthanasia out, and admitted she didn’t tell me that he’d bitten her and another person last week.
this is a challenging situation. Thanks for writing on the topic

Comment on Shiba Inu Personality –Good, Bad, & Quirky by Suzy Forwood Sat, 13 Jun 2020 21:27:33 +0000 I have a ShibaChi, adopted at ~age 3. We’d had her for about a year… hubby’s pumping gas, Brandy’s IN MY LAP, passenger window is down. She leaps out of the Tundra’s window and lands, like a cat, on all fours! A guy leaving the gas station stopped and said, “She saw something she wanted….”
Mine loves the snow and hates the water! She’ll run along the shore as I float on the river…..