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Pinning it for Mac's costume idea this year... =)
Cesar's Way recently published an article on what your dog breed says about you, and of cours
e, they left out the Shiba Inu.
How dare they!
So lets try to put our head together and come up with a typical Shiba owner profile, shall we? Here's my attempt:
Shibas are independent, stubborn, and trust and respect has to be earned. People who own Shibas tend to be opinionated and have strong wills. They are also clean and organized people who enjoy exercise - but not to the point of sweat. Shiba owners could get a little bit snobby, being guilty of just a little bit too proud of their dignified little dogs. 😉
What's your take on the typical Shiba owner?
Saw this little chart for Akita Obedience, figure it is applicable to their smaller relative Shiba as well. 😉
PS - Found it on Amazon for $30, hrmm...
...LOL!!! I apologize, I am rarely this rude, but seriously this guy... I will just let all the YouTube comments speak for themselves. I really should not help promote this guy's video but this is a gem.
I am for Positive Reinforcement and I also really try to understand what my dog is telling me instead of just over-ruling him and force him to do things without considering the reason. But at the same time, I believe that letting my dog know I am in control of the situation is very important. I think depending on the situation, more aversive reinforcement is reasonable. It is just that there is such a stigma associated with anything negative that people immediately shun it, probably fearing judgement from peers; so as a by-product of this movement, we now have people like Zak that hops on the Anti-Cesar bandwagon to boost his own fame (listen to what he said in the beginning of the video... yeah right, he clearly knew it would generate controversy and that was exactly what he wanted). Sad.
I apologize if you are a Zak George fan, or Zak George himself.