Can Shiba Inus Play Fetch?

Yes. Although Shiba Inu dogs have a mind of their own and are notoriously known for their independent thinking (what’s in it for me), they are able to play fetch very well.

Keep in mind that many Shiba Inus are not very food-motivated. So the usual training with a dog involving snacks and throwing a ball for retrieval doesn’t quite work. When we trained Jimmy, we combined irresistible treats with lots of positive reactions (WOW GREAT JOB, belly rub) when he did successfully fetch a ball to us.

See the video below on a typical day we go through fetch training:

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