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    What makes a Shiba Inu happy?

    While puzzle toys and other brainteasers for dogs are a great idea, it’s not always necessary to spend money on dog games. Engaging your dog with training and play are two of the best ways to mentally stimulate your Shiba Inu, as well as strengthen the bond between owner and dog. In the same way, […] More

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    What does a dogs smile mean?

    This “dog smile” usually occurs in situations when they are relaxed and appear happy, which is why dog owners think it is a smile. These “dog smiles” also often occur in response to a human smile, which is a phenomenon called laughter contagion. Dogs may appear to smile because we smile at them. In the […] More

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    Why do Shibas do airplane ears?

    The ears serve as handy guides for picking up on fear and anxiety in dogs. Referring again to the picture above, if you see a Shiba Inu with their ears flat against their heads, it means they are acting submissive or anxious about something. This is different from airplane ears which conveys happiness. In the […] More