With their keen senses, legendary cunning and quicksilver agility, the Shiba is extremely easy to escape. Always keep your Shiba on-leash when fully fenced space is not available.
Shiba shed lots with the consideration of their size. The coat needs only regular brushing. An intensive brushing and bath during the twice-yearly shed speed up the process of coat-changing.
Shibas, trained to hunt for small animals in the first place, have given birth to their well-known "stubborn" characters. They are independent and cunning and make their own way of thinking and determining, making them an intelligent breed but hard to obey. Therefore, not like other breeds, the most important part of training a Shiba is building a strong connection and trusting relationship between the owner and the dog.