Turn Your Shiba Inu Into a Trickster With Freestyle Dance Moves

Turn Your Shiba Inu Into a Trickster With Freestyle Dance Moves

It’s time for some tricks. Your Shiba Inu has gone through the basic obedience commands you will need. He knows how to focus on you, come to you, sit, stay, wait for you and lie in a comfortable down position. It’s time to have some fun.

In this article we’re going to take a look at how to teach your dog to come directly in front of you and stand squarely in front of you, then use that to teach him to twist clockwise and [...] More about: Turn Your Shiba Inu Into a Trickster With Freestyle Dance Moves

 

A Different Way to Walk Your Shiba Inu on a Leash

A Different Way to Walk Your Shiba Inu on a Leash

Walking your dog on a loose leash is something very few people think is possible for them. I’ve actually met people who told me to let the dog have some fun instead of holding him near me and going where I wanted to go.

They actually found rationalization to let the dog lead them and do whatever he wanted, but when he went to sniff some other dog’s mark they got all angry at their bad, bad dog. Well, what did you expect would be [...] More about: A Different Way to Walk Your Shiba Inu on a Leash

 

Complete Your Shiba Inu Basic Obedience Training With “Down” and “Come”

Complete Your Shiba Inu Basic Obedience Training With "Down" and "Come"

All training is supposed to be fun and entertaining. If it isn’t you won’t like it, and your Shiba most certainly won’t enjoy it. So grab the popcorn for you, treats for him and get ready to have some fun.

In this article we’re going to teach our Shiba Inu the “Down” and “Come” commands. Keep in mind that he doesn’t need to know sit and stay to learn down, but he needs to stay to learn come.

He doesn’t need sit for down because [...] More about: Complete Your Shiba Inu Basic Obedience Training With “Down” and “Come”

 

Sit and Stay are Must Have Commands For Your Shiba Inu

Sit and Stay are Must Have Commands For Your Shiba Inu

Now that you can consistently catch your Shiba Inu’s attention it’s time to start adding some basic obedience to it. Further down the road we’ll add some tricks as well, but obedience commands are much more important.

In this article we’re going to tackle the sit and stay commands which are quite important and open up a large array of other games you can start teaching your dog. You’ve already used stay to keep your Shiba Inu at the other end of an open tunnel.

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Train Your Shiba Inu to Respond to the “Watch Me” Command

Train Your Shiba Inu to Respond to the "Watch Me" Command

Training your Shiba Inu is instrumental in controlling him. The breed is very active and quite dominant. Your dog will mop the floor with you if you’re not up to par. There are a few basic obedience commands which your dog must know. The first and most important is to teach him to focus his attention on you.

The “Watch me” command makes everything else seem like an evening walk. It’s actually so useful for a Shiba Inu that most behavior problems are already solved [...] More about: Train Your Shiba Inu to Respond to the “Watch Me” Command

 

Complete Your Agility Course With Plunger Weave Poles

Complete Your Agility Course With Plunger Weave Poles

In this article we’ll go through teaching your Shiba Inu to run the Weave Poles and then putting it all together. Completing your agility course will give you a big bonus in variety in terms of what you can do with your Shiba Inu. But first, let’s get your dog ready for the final obstacle.

For the final agility obstacle, the Weave Poles, you’re using toilet plungers, new toilet plungers to be exact, spread 20 inches apart from each other so he has enough space. [...] More about: Complete Your Agility Course With Plunger Weave Poles

 

Run Your Household Dogwalk With Your Shiba Inu, On the Couch

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In real competitions the Dogwalk is a platform that the dog must go over, which would be the canine equivalent of a gymnast beam. However it’s really big and really unwieldy. It will take up most of your living room and it’s too much of a sacrifice when you can use what you already have instead.

For your Shiba Inu’s Living Room Agility Course all he needs is the couch and a couple of tables or footstools. Of course, if you have a yard you [...] More about: Run Your Household Dogwalk With Your Shiba Inu, On the Couch

 

Teach Your Shiba Inu the Collapsed Tunnel is Cool

Teach Your Shiba Inu the Collapsed Tunnel is Cool

We’ve talked about teaching your Shiba Inu the Open Tunnel and how fun it is. The other type of tunnel found in agility courses is the collapsed tunnel. This tunnel is usually shorter and has a long cloth dangling over one end. Of course, you can always use a towel.

Before you attempt the collapsed tunnel you should master the open tunnel. It’s important to do so because this one is a lot scarier and incorporates something most dogs detest, things touching their head.

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Show Your Shiba Inu How Fun the Open Tunnel Is

Show Your Shiba Inu How Fun the Open Tunnel Is

In agility competitions there are two types of tunnels, open and collapsed. I’ve talked a bit about what’s the difference between them and how you can make your own using a simple kid’s tunnel and a towel. In actual competitions the tunnels are large, heavy fixtures with a bend in the middle. Obviously that’s not going to fit in your living room, so we’ll scale down.

As I said, all you need is a kid’s tunnel or perhaps some cardboard boxes. Both ideas usually allow [...] More about: Show Your Shiba Inu How Fun the Open Tunnel Is

 

Teach Your Shiba Inu to Jump the Hurdles

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You’ve set your foam board, cut it into the designed shapes and you have your hurdle ready. Now it’s time to introduce your Shiba Inu to his new toy. The point of jumping hurdles isn’t to jump as high as possible.

If you’re doing this in the living room, with no backyard access it’s actually very dangerous to try full-height jumps. The fun is negotiating the timing of the jump and the approach. Your dog will have just as much fun jumping 1 inch, as [...] More about: Teach Your Shiba Inu to Jump the Hurdles