Shiba Inus can be very dominant dogs.
Shibas are a lot more primitive than many other domesticated dog breeds, and their instinct is frequently to fight rather than flight or appease. As a result, training a Shiba Inu can be more difficult than training other dog breeds.
Nevertheless, training a Shiba Inu is very important because if you do not, he will likely take over your house, and do whatever he wants. This ends up being dangerous for you, for everyone around you, and especially for your little Shiba Inu.
Shiba Inus may think that they know-it-all, but our human world is very complex and it is up to us to teach our Shiba Inu what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.
However, being pack leader to a dominant dog like the Shiba Inu can be a challenging enterprise.
On our side – we have opposable thumbs and a big brain;
On their side – they have large teeth, wondrous agility, all the time in the world to observe us, and an incredible roguish kind of intelligence.
The odds are a bit stacked against us, thus we must utilize our brains and opposable thumbs well.
Here are some strategies that helped me become pack leader to my dominant Shiba Inu …