29 Apr, 2019


Important stages of training in the first year of life

In the first year of life, a siba puppy is extremely important to consistently go through all the stages of education, socialization and training. How to do it right – we will tell you now.


    1. Teaching a Siba Inu puppy when to start

    2. Raising a Shiba Inu puppy at 2 months

    3. Socialization of a Siba Inu puppy at 3 months

    4. Training of a Shiba Inu puppy at 4 -5 months

    5. Training of a Siba Inu puppy from 6 months

    6. Training of a Siba Inu puppy at the Caesar Center


Siba Inu puppy training should start from the first days the dog is in your home. There is an opinion that puppies should be trained no earlier than 6 months, but this opinion is erroneous, although it is quite common. From infancy you need to instill in your dog the rules of behavior in your home, what is allowed and what is prohibited.

Often, newly-minted puppy owners are worried that training from the early days will be excessive stress for the dog. This is possible only in the case of using outdated hard methods, and with the right approach, training from the first days will be the opposite, very useful, because it allows you to immediately establish contact with the puppy and build trust.


At 2 months, your Shiba inu puppy is still at home, in quarantine after the first vaccinations, and he still can not walk. Therefore, it’s time to start raising your puppy in your usual home environment.

The first point is to teach your puppy to go to the toilet for a diaper. It should be remembered that any learning is a rather complicated thing and seeing the first positive results one should not think that your puppy has already understood everything, but it is necessary to continue training, according to the method, so that after a while you do not have to start all over again.

The second important point will be training a puppy to the collar and leash. Yes, yes, this should be done at home, so that by the time the puppy goes outside for the first time, wearing a collar was not an additional stress for him, but was already a common thing, and he could study the world around him, and not get rid of an incomprehensible subject.

The third point that causes the greatest difficulties for the newly-made puppy owners will be the definition of the boundaries of the permitted in a puppy:

    • Teach to play only with your toys, not with your things;

    • Explain that you can not bite your hands, even in the game;

    • Establish the correct mode of the day, fixing the rule that you need to sleep in the morning and not wake you up;

    • Wean gnawing furniture, clothing, walls and baseboards;

    • Teach staying at home alone, knowing that your absence is not a reason to bark or howl.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KNOW: that constant and excessive punishment following almost every action of a puppy – detrimental effect on his fragile psyche and can lead to the fact that the siba puppy grows up cowardly and embittered. For a puppy for normal natural development, a puppy should have the opportunity to explore the world around him, which is still limited to your apartment or house.

It is also necessary to begin familiarization with the initial commands of obedience in an easy game form, while emphasizing reward for performance, because the puppy’s mind is still quite plastic and excessive severity and demandingness can lead to the puppy being scared and cowardly. Therefore, it is necessary, first of all, to try to interest the puppy by offering him a toy or a treat, and sometimes just praise.

Socialization of a puppy SIBA INU IN 3 MONTHS

Three months is an important stage of acquaintance of the Siba Inu puppy with the outside world. Your first walk should be short and not too tiring for a puppy.

At this age, the puppy’s nervous system is being formed, so it is necessary to show it as much as possible: noisy streets, large crowds of people, etc. This should be done very carefully, gradually, increasing the time spent in noisy places, not overloading the puppy and not scare him.

It is also necessary to acquaint the puppy with friendly dogs and people, so that later the puppy will not have aggression or cowardice, caused by the fear of the new and the inability to communicate and make new acquaintances. And this is now, unfortunately, not uncommon in the behavior of adult dogs already, but rather a common problem with which people seek help from our specialists.

The emergence of new places leads to new rules that need to be fixed:

    • The toilet can now and should be walked on the street, and not stably endure and carry everything home;

    • Not every new person or dog wants to communicate, so no need to run to get acquainted with everyone, headlong;

    • Not all food is healthy, so it should be taken only from the hands of the owner.

Puppy training takes place according to the same principles as in 2 months. It should be remembered that at this age puppies develop conditioned reflexes quite easily, but they are just as quickly forgotten, so you should not scold the puppy for not fulfilling the commands, especially if they have not been repeated for a long time, but you should pay more attention to learning new material .


By this time, the Siba Inu puppy has already become familiar with you at home and in places of normal walking, and no longer needs your support and care so much. Therefore, he begins, flirting with other dogs, to pretend that he does not hear you when you call him, to show a certain persistence and disobedience in the performance of various commands.

So, it’s time to move on to a full-fledged training. In classes at this age, you can already be persistent and demanding. At the same time, the most important thing is not to overdo it, remember that training should bring joy to both you and your dog, and only then can you achieve the desired result.

Which teams are trained at a Siba Inu puppy at 4 months:

    • Quiet traffic near the owner with and without a leash, with a landing at a stop, with a change of pace and direction of movement

    • Return to you upon request

    • Exposure in a free or certain position (sitting, lying, standing) for a long time: if necessary, wait for the owner on the street when visiting a store or other institution

    • Indifference to the delicacy scattered on the ground

    • Forbid command to stop unwanted actions

    • Execution of a set of commands to “sit”, “lie down”, “stand” at a distance and near the leg, when giving commands by voice and gestures

    • Termination of barking on demand.


At this age puppy starts puberty and a real rebel wakes up in it. He begins to re-check the boundaries of what is permitted and, at times, deliberately does not respond to your commands, only to look at your reaction. If she is not what the puppy expects to see her, then he may decide that now you can no longer carry out your commands.

It should be remembered that the puppy is still a child, and excessive rigidity can permanently undermine his confidence in you.

At this stage of maturation of a Siba Inu puppy in training, all the defects made in the previous stages, smoothed by his young age, are clearly visible. And if they manifest themselves, then it’s time to correct them.

In many training schools, there is a perception that a puppy needs to be trained in two stages, the first at an early age, and the second at 8 to 10 months to “fix” the learning. This is not exactly the right position, this opinion appeared when the «old school” rigid training methods, where they started working with the puppy strictly after 6-7 months, began to add newer operant teaching methods, including targeting and following the “target.”

Their weakness was that they were two different methods that began to be used without adaptation to each other, which have a huge gap between their tools for practicing their training skills. The difference between them is like the lessons of choreography in kindergarten and military drill. Therefore, they needed training in two stages, unrelated to each other.

Modern techniques based on zoopsychology, allow training a puppy in a single system, when no additional stages of training are required.


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