Because of the hunting instincts, the challenge is to develop Shiba Inu’s patient behavior towards other animals. Start by dating a puppy with another calm dog or cat. It is advisable to train on the street. Your Siba should be on a leash, gradually bring it to another animal. As soon as the puppy is fully focused on the beast, take Shiba back and divert him to the treat. Repeat the process many times, gradually reducing the distance and constantly dispersing concentration (readiness to show aggression) by increasing the distance and delicacy. Over time, Siba will learn to be close to other animals without alarm. Do not expect Sheba to play with cats, the maximum you can count on – restrained attitude or ignoring. Siba Inu can get used to playing and openly communicate with their breed, but the attitude towards dogs of another breed, especially smaller ones, can remain indifferent or tense.
This skill must be maintained constantly. Get ready for episodic training throughout your Shiba Inu.
Rearing an adult Japanese dog Shiba
The socialization of an adult Shib is a logical development of the line of behavior laid down in childhood. By patience and mild punishment in case of mistakes, the owner should develop these habit-habits from Shiba-inu:
• let the owner know when he wants to go outside to the toilet;
• quietly wait in the corridor to give the owner to put on a leash and, if necessary, a muzzle;
• quietly wait in the corridor after returning home, so that the owner would wipe his paws and remove the leash;
• stay close while walking;
• be patient with other dog breeds, cats, pigeons;
• be patient with cyclists and people running;
• stay within sight and immediately execute the command “near” without a leash;
• ignore any food on the street;
• ignore any food outside the bowl at home.
If you choose Shiba Inu, the training of commands like “sit”, “voice” and “place” is an optional addition to education. It is much more important to form a character at an early age and to achieve the socialization of an active, freedom-loving dog with hunting genes. Sheba can ideally perform “lie” and “to me”, but being not accustomed to toilet and behavior with other people is a bad option. The dog may well understand the owner, not cause inconvenience, behave delicately and decently, and at the same time not know a single command – this option is much better.