Q: How did you meet your shiba?
A: The breeder opened the pen, and 4 puppies came running out. One decided she was going to stare at us from the pen until the breeder carried her over to us. We were smitten with this tiny, cute little cream Shiba! Her ears were up at 5 weeks, and she was spunky and playful until she decided it was time to take a nap.
Q:How old is your shiba now?
A: She's 14 weeks.
Q: What is her temperament like?
A: It's true that Shibas are like cats! She is playful when she wants to be, wants love on her own schedule, and sassy. When working on training, if she doesn't want to do something, she chuffs at you and does this super fast sit in defiance and won't come. We had to get the difficult dog! We worried she was deaf at first because she didn't respond to us. Upon finding her favorite treats (freeze dried chicken), we learned she hears just fine because she comes running any time you open the bag! Also, she is smart, like, too smart! We bought an IQ toy that you hide treats in, and it took 2 tries before she had it down pat. She also had realized that if she picks up a rock and we say drop it, that she gets a treat. So she picks up rocks just to get treats, which sometimes works for her!
Q: What is your shibas favorite toy or activity?
A: Her favorite toy is a stuffingless chipmunk. She loves to fetch it for us and play tug of war, and goes crazy when it squeaks. She also lays on it and chews its face. It's the only thing that we can get her to focus on when she's in hyper play mode and getting mouthy.
Q: Can you recall a fun story or memory with your shiba?
A: The first time we ever heard her burp, we were surprised. We couldn't figure out what it was and were concerned as new puppy parents. Then she did it again, and we started laughing. She burps all the time, and it never fails to make us laugh. And it's getting louder as she gets older.
Q: What would you have to say to a person who is looking in to adopting a shiba inu?
A: No matter how much research you do, you'll never be prepared! Haha she's sweet and crazy at the same time, but we love her. Also, the shedding is real and starts immediately. Gone are the days of wearing black and looking clean. Her white fur is on EVERYTHING!
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