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

柴犬 (犬種別シリーズ)

Nihon Ken:

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

The Essences of Japanese Dogs by Uranami Tomiaki

Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun by Manami Okazaki

Waiting for Wolves in Japan: An Anthropological Study of People-Wildlife Relations by John Knight

The Lost Wolves of Japan by Brett Walker


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 raw treats and diets

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

Farm Hounds Regenerative agriculture based dog treats. Family owned farms (link gives $20 with a purchase of $50)


Open Farm

Ziwi Peak

Stella And Chewy’s

Honest Kitchen

Primal Pet Food