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

When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs

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

The Complete Shiba Inu by Maureen Atkinson

Nihon Ken:

Japanese Dogs: Akita, Shiba, and Other Breeds by Michiko Chiba


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


Canine Nutrigenomics – The New Science Of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health


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Training Facilities (Florida):

Dog Training Club of Tampa

Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa

Dog Training Club of St Petersburg

Pawsitive Action Foundation – Orlando

Keegan’s Magic – Agility

Pet Stores:

The Hound’s Meow  – Lutz

Modern Paws – Tampa

Health Mutts – Tampa

Perfect Pets – Tampa

Earthwise Pet – Valrico

Dog Lover’s – Tarpon Springs

Holistic For Pets – Bradenton

Pawsitively Healthy Pet Supply – Bradenton

Gone To The Dogs Boutique – St. Pete Beach

Barklife – St. Pete & Seminole

Earthwise Pet – Palm Harbor


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

White Pine Outfitters

Mes Amis

Show leads:

Alvalley Leads


Raw Feeding Miami

Blue Ridge Beef

Trailbale Farm – raw, free range chicken feet, necks, and liver in addition to other meats (Human grade)

The Dancing Goat – raw goat’s milk & other dairy products


Open Farm

Ziwi Peak

Stella And Chewy’s

Honest Kitchen

Primal Pet Food