The Shiba Inu is a smaller breed of dog originating in Japan. Its original role was to hunt in dense jungle terrain. They typically stand about 15 inches tall and only weigh around 20 pounds. While they may be stubborn and hard to train in many other ways, potty training is really not much of a challenge. In fact, many owners say by the time they brought their pup home from the breeder, it was already self-potty trained. One of the more unusual things about the Shiba Inu is that it likes to be clean and for its territory to be clean.
The idea is to teach your pup that the only place he is allowed to go potty is outside in a designated spot in your yard or when you are out for a walk. Since your pup naturally prefers to be clean, the process should be relatively easy. However, you will still need to work with your pup and train him. This will not only keep him from going potty in your home, but in any other home or building as well. Once your pooch is trained not to go potty in the house, then the rest should follow suit.
You can get started training your Shiba Inu from the moment you bring him into your house--even if the breeder tells you he already goes outside. The reason for this is that coming into a new home and a new family may cause your pup to regress. Also, you may find you are the one being trained to take him out when he needs it. Along with this, you need a few basic training supplies, including:
Along with all of this, you will also need a lot of time to work with your pup and the patience to stick with his training until he has finally mastered this very important skill.