Shiba Inu Q&A

My dog is a male10 month old Shiba and recently has become very nervous. He shivers and sits under my chair He is a great dog. well behaved given lots of love hugs. he is great with my grandchildren but this behavior concerns me. He started doing this when he experienced his first thunder storm. But he has continued this behavior when the storm has stopped. Any insight would be helpful. Thank you for your response. susan ilardi firstladyofchc@yahoo.com

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I truly haven't heard of a fearful Shiba Inu. But there is a wonderful site online called "shiba shake." Their web address is www.shibashake.com. I have a nearly 1 yr old Shiba Inu and he is afraid of nothing. He owns everything unless we tell him otherwise. He is pretty obedient, but we work with him all the time. He is friendly and playful with most people. However, there are two in our town that he has not liked since he was a pup. Sorry for that, I just love our little guy. Please go to that site and ask your questions. They have been through many things with their Shiba and Akita. Their articles are well written and helpful in most situations. I hope that your Little darling comes out of this trouble.


I truly haven't heard of a fearful Shiba Inu. But there is a wonderful site online called "shiba shake." Their web address is www.shibashake.com. I have a nearly 1 yr old Shiba Inu and he is afraid of nothing. He owns everything unless we tell him otherwise. He is pretty obedient, but we work with him all the time. He is friendly and playful with most people. However, there are two in our town that he has not liked since he was a pup. Sorry for that, I just love our little guy. Please go to that site and ask your questions. They have been through many things with their Shiba and Akita. Their articles are well written and helpful in most situations. I hope that your Little darling comes out of this trouble.


I have a 3 1/2 year old shibe inu and she developed some anxiety when we moved. She became terribly afraid of the hardwood floor because she had slipped once on it and all the extra sounds of living in a condo(we were in a house before), ex. people up, down and around, bothered her as well. I found that the best way to deal with it was to ignore her completely when she got like that. I found that if I even felt bad and still ignored her she would pick up on that. I had to convince myself that she was being ridiculous and didn't deserve attention until she relaxed. Once she stopped I would then play with her and give her a treat. It sounds really harsh but within a month she stopped shivering completely because she knows there is nothing wrong and got no attention from it. It may not be a quick fix but it did work for me. Hope that helps. Natasha


This is Natasha again. One more note was that I even went to the extent of walking away from her if she came to me. Really play hard ball and the point gets though. They are super smart dogs so the do pick up when you aren't comitted:) Once again, hope that helps. Natasha



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