Akimi is extremely affectionate and playful and came to us because her owners were no longer able to care for her. She’s crate-trained and knows a few commands. She is also friendly with adults and children.
Some of Akimi’s favorites activities include playing fetch, tugging on a toy with her fosters holding the other end, and running around. She has also mastered the Shiba mind-control command for humans to “give her attention.” She will sit down in front of someone and give them that look… the “I command you pay attention to me and pet me” look.
In the house, she’s curious of new things and will look out the window to see what’s going on. She rarely barks but will whine she hears a child or dog nearby. She also whines when her fosters go out. On walks, she’s met strangers and loves when children say hello to her. Akimi jumps up on people but her fosters are teaching her to not do that and to also sit, lie down, and stay. She walks well on a leash and likes seeing other animals. On leash though, she isn’t always friendly when meeting other dogs. Many dogs act differently on leash then off and at the moment we’re not sure if this is a guarding behvaior, insecurity, or she’s tense because she’s leashed.
Akimi is extremely picky with where she goes to the bathroom. She will only pee on dry leaves or grass and the higher the pile the better. She does not pee right away and poops only after an extremely long walk and on the way back to the apartment building.
She loves long walks and playing. Being young, she will need a home where the owners can exercise daily, understand her Shiba nature, and continue to teach her proper manners. We are excited to have Akimi and hope she finds the perfect furever home!