Shiba Inus (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

 
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This handsome, richly coated native of Japan is bold, courageous, and intensely loyal to its owner. It makes an excellent watchdog. Titles in Barron¡¯s wide-ranging and heavily illustrated selection of Complete Pet Owner¡¯s Manuals present sound and useful information for pet owners. High-quality photos are in color and line drawings are anatomically accurate. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.

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  • Shiba Uno
    Pretty good for someone who doesn't know about this dog, but i PEFERsomething with alot more info......more info
  • A good primer, but nothing like the real thing!
    After 2+ years of researching, thinking, and searching, I am now the proud pack leader of my own Shiba Inu. This book is a great beginning on the basic breed personality, finding a good breeder (take your time!!!), and some things you can expect with Shibas.

    Still doesn't prepare you for the joys and challenges of raising/owning a well-socialized, good canine citizen Shiba. While the book convinced me that the Shiba was the dog for me, actually living with one is a lot of fun-- with the caveat that I have the time it takes to socialize and train my dog. (Because of the human-dog bond, I'm not sure he'd follow his commands from a different human in my absence).

    I do wish the training tips and hints were expanded and continued-- these smart dogs will have more commands under their harnesses in their first week with you than you'd believe!...more info
  • good book
    it is worth a buy. A lot ot good tips on personality play and training. i would defenately recomend it....more info
  • good start!
    Concise but packed with breed-specific information. Very very helpful as I start educating myself more on this wonderful breed!...more info
  • Great book about Shibas
    I found this book very useful as it had many specifics on the Shiba Inu breed. This is a good book to buy if you are thinking of getting a Shiba or want some tips on raising your Shiba. There is a lot of information on traits and training tips as well as some great color photos....more info
  • Good book, not exstensive though
    Good, book but short/small. If you really want to learn about Shiba's I would get something a little more extensive. But, it did the job....more info
  • Good for specifics on Shiba Care
    This book was great for learning about specific care needs of the Shiba, personality traits of the Shiba, and breeding and showing your Shiba....more info
  • Incomplete Pet Owner's Manual
    The book is well written but lacks any solid substance in areas like training. If you just want to know more about the breed it will fit that nicely....more info
  • Good book, not exstensive though
    Good, book but short/small. If you really want to learn about Shiba's I would get something a little more extensive. But, it did the job....more info
  • The most useful book you will ever need for your Shiba Inu!!
    This book has it all for a great price. Not only does it explain accurately the full description of a Shiba but it also has nice colored pictures that gives you an idea how wonderful it is to own a Shiba Inu. I love this book and it's kinda funny while your reading it bec. it pretty much describes why my shiba acts the way he is. Everything the book tells is very useful. I recomment this to anybody who is planning on buying a shiba or already owns one. Shout out to SAITOH, my wonderful and VERY ENERGETIC Shiba!!Enjoy!!!!...more info
  • A nice general overview, but that's all.
    The Complete Pet Owner's Manual series, published by Barron, is a nice general reference for dog owners of any breed, and this book is no exception. It couples readable text with bright and attractive photographs, and it would make a good place to start researching if you are interested in owning a Shiba Inu of your own.

    That said, though, do not expect this book to become your bible of Shiba Inu information. Like many books of this sort, this 'complete' manual focuses on the positives of Shiba Inus, without giving proper attention to the challenges inherent with the breed. For example, no mention is made anywhere of the breed's tendency to nip when excited even well past the puppy ages, or to do anything and everything (door-dashing, fence climbing, etc.) to escape and seek adventures beyond their yard. The book describes Shibas as a breed requiring 'moderate energy' and claims that a Shiba generally gets enough exercise playing in the house. Anyone who has owned a Shiba knows that this is not true; Shibas are easily bored when they are not exercised well, and when bored they will dig, chew, and otherwise destroy their environment.

    All told, it's an okay book. It offers practical (if basic) advice on choosing a puppy, housetraining, introducing a Shiba to other pets and children. An overview of the breed history and standard is included, but most of what is found here could also be found in any book about any dog breed. The only leg up it has on other breed-specific books is that the pictures are very attractive and plentiful....more info
  • Good for specifics on Shiba Care
    This book was great for learning about specific care needs of the Shiba, personality traits of the Shiba, and breeding and showing your Shiba....more info

 

 
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