Just because they are so cute and cuddly looking doesn’t mean that a Shiba Inu is the right pet for you. This blog post discusses 10 reasons why you might not want to get a Shiba Inu. These include the dog breed’s high price, high maintenance needs, and stubborn nature.
The Shiba Inu is one of the most expensive dog breeds on the market. They can cost up to $1000 and require a lot of maintenance due to their high grooming needs. Their stubborn nature will make training difficult, so they need someone who has patience throughout this process.
You might also want to consider your living situation before adopting or buying a Shiba Inu since they are not good apartment pets because they bark excessively when left alone.
They’re very expensive
The Shiba Inu is one of the most expensive dog breeds on the market, with a price range between $800 to up to $1000. They require lots of maintenance due to their high grooming needs and can get stubborn when training.
Their stubborn nature makes training difficult
The Shiba Inu is a stubborn dog breed. This can make training difficult because they may not listen or follow instructions unless you have patience and the process throughout.
This means that it will take some time to train your pet, which might be frustrating if you don’t give yourself enough time in the mornings before work or on weekends when there’s more free time available.
They need a lot of grooming and maintenance due to their high needs
The Shiba Inu is a dog that needs lots of grooming and maintenance. They need to be brushed daily, bathed about once or twice a month, clipped every six months, have skin folds cleaned regularly with wipes, and checked for fleas.
This means they are higher maintenance than other breeds on the market today because you will spend more time brushing them, bathing them, clipping their fur as necessary due to size/breed restrictions in certain areas like apartments with strict rules against pets weighing over 20 pounds – Shiba Inus can weigh up to 24 pounds!
This makes boarding your pet difficult if it has any special requirements, such as needing specific food type(s) or vaccinations when you travel away from home, so make sure to do your research before committing to this breed.
They also have a habit of biting, which can be problematic if they are not properly trained in the beginning stages of their life with an approved professional trainer.
This is not always true, but it does happen often enough for me to include it as one reason why you should NOT get a Shiba Inu.
They’re not good apartment pets because they bark excessively when left alone
The Shiba Inu is a very active breed and needs a lot of attention, making them not the best apartment pet because they need to run around. This also means that you will have to walk your dog oftentimes, or else it might get into trouble in your home, such as chewing up furniture.
Another reason why you should NOT get a Shiba Inu – They are destructive! If left alone for long periods of time with nothing to do, they might start tearing apart things like rugs and pillows.
Hence, if this sounds like something you’re interested in getting, then please reconsider another breed that does better with an indoor environment.
Their coats take lots of work
Shiba Inu’s shed a LOT. You’ll be vacuuming each week. If you have furniture with delicate fabric, it will get ruined (or at least stained). And don’t even think about wearing black or your clothes won’t come out of the wash looking like they used to!
The fur is so thick, they need to be brushed daily, and their coats can take up a block of your day. If you’re not home often enough for that (or have allergies), this breed might not be the one for you!
You’ll have to groom their fur every day! You may also want to get them clipped if you live in a hot climate because these dogs don’t tolerate heat well; otherwise, it will take forever for all this hair to dry after bathing, so your pup might smell like a wet dog all the time (and you probably won’t want to hug them)!
They need a lot of attention and mental stimulation to make themselves happy.
Shiba Inus are social creatures who like human companionship- but if you work long hours or live alone, it’s best to get another dog that needs less attention.
They require time from their owners – time which many people don’t have these days. Shiba Inus will demand affection with lots of kisses on the face and head rubbing when coming inside after playtime outside in the cold weather. They’ll also want all your lap space while watching TV at night.
A Shiba Inu needs a lot of bonding time, attention, and mental stimulation to be happy. Shiba Inus needs owners who will stay home most evenings and weekends or become bored and lonely.
They’re not good apartment pets because they bark excessively when left alone
If you are an apartment dweller and live in tight quarters, this is not the breed for you because Shibas do not “hold their pee” very well; if left alone too long without going outside, there may be accidents on your floor when nobody was home.
They also need space and room to run around outdoors safely – not just a small backyard but acreage would be best! – so, if you are an apartment dweller and love your neighbors, think twice about a Shiba Inu.
They’re also destructive if left alone too much; Shiba Inus are bred to hunt small game such as rats, so when there’s no prey available in your house (rats), they might chew up furniture instead because of their instincts. Tell them to keep hunting!
This behavior should be monitored carefully until the pup matures more around age two.
Shibas have an independent attitude which makes them hard to train
They’re brilliant – and they know it! Shiba Inus are independent thinkers who will get themselves into all sorts of mischief if not given enough to do, which is why long walks or playing in a fenced area with objects that need chewing on every day is so important (our favorite toy for Shibas is the West Paw Zogoflex Tux interactive dog puzzle).
The Shiba Inu is also notorious for being stubborn, making training them difficult – especially when they are older!
This dog needs consistent reinforcement during the first six months of its life to learn commands and basic obedience. Doing this will often lead to less time spent disciplining your pet later on down the road because they’ll know what not to do by instinct.
The Shiba Inu is a high-energy, intelligent working breed that needs plenty of exercises. If you don’t have sufficient time to walk your dog, play with him or her every day, and give it the attention it needs – this is not the best choice for you.
Shiba Inus can’t be trusted off-leash.
They can’t be trusted off-leash because they are very agile escape artists who will take off running toward anything interesting in their environment – including other people’s houses!
The Shiba Inu is a naturally independent breed that can be difficult to manage later on unless properly trained from an early age.
They don’t tolerate hot temperatures very well.
They don’t tolerate hot temperatures at all, so they should be kept inside during the summer months with adequate air conditioning or an outdoor kennel area with shade throughout the sunny hours of the day.
Think Before you Adopt or Buy a Shiba Inu. Big time commitment required.
If you decide to bring one into your home, be prepared for the time and money that goes along with it! Be sure to make an effort to train your Shiba Inu so they don’t become too destructive around the house and brush their fur every day, or else their coat will get dull.
Shiba Inus are not for everyone – they require more care than most breeds and aren’t as sociable or easygoing as some other dog types- so it’s important to think about whether this is the right breed you, if at all.
Finally, many people may tell you about how much joy having a pet brings into their lives – and it is true. But a Shiba Inu may not be your best companion for this because they tend to wag their tail more often when frustrated than happy and so are more likely to make you feel stressed rather than relaxed!
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