Here are several resources for dog owners. These may or may not be helpful for you but I figured they are worth sharing. This list will keep updating. The items on this list are in no particular order.



How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners by New Skete Monks

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Don’t Shoot the Dog! : The New Art of Teaching and Training

ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training by Steven Appelbaum


The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior by Clarence Pfaffenberger

Inside of a Dog : What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Shiba Specific:

The Total Shiba by Gretchen Haskett and Susan Houser


Born to Win, Breed to Succeed by Patricia Craige Trotter

Tricks of the Trade : From Best Intentions to Best in Show by Pat Hastings

K-9 Structure & Terminology by Curtis M. Brown, Thelma R. Brown, Edward M. Gilbert Jr.

An Eye for a Dog : Illustrated Guide to Evaluating Purebred Dogs by Robert W. Cole


Canine Reproduction and Whelping : A Dog Breeder’s Guide by Myra Savant-Harris

Advanced Canine Reproduction and Puppy Care by Myra Savant Harris

Puppy Intensive Care : A Breeder’s Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies by Myra Savant-Harris

Training Facilities (Florida):

Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa

The Dog Training Club of Tampa

Dog Training Club of St Petersburg

Pawsitive Action Foundation – Orlando

Keegan’s Magic – Agility

Pet Stores:

Perfect Pets – Tampa

The Hound’s Meow  – Lutz

Fuzzy & Furries – St. Pete

Earthwise – Valrico

Dog Lover’s – Tarpon Springs

Holistic For Pets – Bradenton

Pawsitively Healthy Pet Supply – Bradenton



These are limited slip and soft – Shibas can’t escape them and the collars won’t break their coats

White Pine Outfitters

Mes Amis


Raw Feeding Miami


Open Farm



Stella And Chewy’s





Taste Of The Wild

Solid Gold