“Potty Outside! Good job!”

Shiba Inus are very smart and very clean dogs. These two characteristics make house training a Shiba puppy easier than most dogs. Miko was potty trained before I brought her home. Her breeder house trained all of their puppies prior to sale. The instructions they gave all new puppy parents included an important reminder: ~ … Continue reading “Potty Outside! Good job!”

New Puppy Checklist

I was very excited when I decided to get Kishi. I also felt some worry about whether or not she and Tag would get along. Tag was 16 and recently diagnosed with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction – something I’ll write about in a future post. Understandably, I was extremely protective of him. Setting aside the combination … Continue reading New Puppy Checklist

“Kiss the Kitty”

Kishi and Miko live with three cat brothers: Tucker, Sylvester (Syl) and Teddy.  Tucker is the eldest brother at 14 years old; Syl, who joined us just last year, is 8; and, Teddy is 1 and still all kitten. I'm often asked if the "girls" get along with the "boys." My response, "They have to..." … Continue reading “Kiss the Kitty”

How much is a Shiba puppy?

People we meet ask different types of questions about Kishi and Miko. I'm happy to answer most. I was taken aback the first time I was asked how much I paid for Kishi. I didn't give the person an exact amount because it really wasn't their business. Since then I've learned to listen for what … Continue reading How much is a Shiba puppy?