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Does your shiba like the water?
  • SayaSaya
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    I'm curious does your shiba inu like the water either swimming, just standing in a kiddie pool, shallow stream, or anything like that?

    Saya during last summer enjoyed the kiddie pool during the hot days she'd walk around in it and chase the water coming out of the hose or the sprinkler.

    I haven't taken her to a beach or a area where she can stand in the water yet of coarse when I do I plan to put a life jacket on her just in case.

    I know it's typical for shiba inu to hate water, but I know there are some unique shiba inu out there.

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    Post edited by sunyata at 2014-05-21 14:40:35
  • ShibatasticShibatastic
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    my puppy has always liked water, not a ton of it, but if it's spraying around he'll jump along with it. If i were to put him in shallow water, he'll splash around; same with the ocean. But once he can't touch the bottom, he freaks out a bit, but eventually gets used to it.
  • velvetkatvelvetkat
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    my puppy is 10 months old now and really doesnt like the water. He now will walk thru the puddles instead of around them. We have a pool and we dipped his feet in the water and then set him on the step but he really didnt like it. He will get to the very edge and look in but thats it. Personally I think its a good thing as he goes out by himself through the pool area to the back yard. While we are in the pool he mostly will sit by the back door waiting for someone to go inside.
  • curlytailscurlytails
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    Post edited by curlytails at 2010-06-20 17:37:03
  • ShibaMamaShibaMama
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    Yoshi hates water.. even on walks he'll do whatever he can to hop over puddles.

    Wish he liked though.. i live in arizona.. water can be a good thing.

    not to mention the low impact excercise that is fantastic for the entire pack.
  • We taught Saru to enjoy water. We like to canoe so we spent alot of last summer teaching Saru that creek walking is okay. He got to the point that if he was too hot and the water was shallow enough he would jump out of the canoe to cool himself off. He does not like to swim though. He hates it when his feet can't touch bottom anymore.
  • SayaSaya
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    Well Today we went to the lake house for father's day and she did swim some I barrowed my cousin's pug's life jacket for safety and after a bit I got in first and then had her come to me then I picked her up and slowly put her in the water holding the front part of the life jacket to help keep her head above water.

    She actually did pretty well she didn't scream or whine she dog paddled when she had enough I held her while I walked in the water it's shallow enough I can stand, but deep enough Saya can't touch, but it was a nice positive experience I bought some canned tripe that I gave to her as a treat for behaving so well. =)

    It was pretty warm today so I think it felt good to get in the water her fur dried pretty quickly since it's pretty well waterproofed..

    Forgot to comment on your pictures very cute! I love the last one.
    Post edited by Saya at 2010-06-21 02:48:44
  • YoshiMitsuYoshiMitsu
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    Here's my Yoshi playing in the lake
  • IzzyIzzy
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    Aww, that video is flippin' adorable! Zazoo adores the water. I was actually kind of worried in the beginning that he wouldn't like it (as more Shibas don't) but we've had a blast this summer so far ;)
  • AkiraleShibaAkiraleShiba
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  • hanaluluhanalulu
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    Evie despises water. BUT she recently has had more of an open mind... It was REALLY rainy here for a while, and she officially LOVES running rain water. She chases the bubbles in the streams of water. She will frolick around in the water. I couldn't believe my eyes the first time it happened!!
  • maxwellsmaxwells
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  • I love the videos of the swimming shibas !! MoJo doesn't mind the water at all. He walks thru it, takes baths in stride and loves the sprinkler and hose. We got him used to it last summer when he was still young. Only problem is the smell of "wet dog" ...yuck
  • shibamistressshibamistress
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    Post edited by shibamistress at 2010-06-24 03:05:29
  • nikiniki
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    Our Shiba, Katsumi, haaattees the water, which is a shame, since we live in Hawaii...but maybe not such a horrible shame since we don't go to the beach that much. I sometimes wonder if she'd learn to like it if we just exposed her to it more.

    The most she encounters the water is at our favorite dog park. We'll throw her in every once in a while to cool her off because she usually refuses to drink water outside of the house. Sometimes when we first arrive at the Dog Park, she's very anti-social, but once we throw her in the water, she runs around like a crazy dog and THEN decides she wants to play with all the other dogs!

    Here's a video of the first time we threw her in the water...
    It always makes me laugh!
    Post edited by niki at 2010-06-30 23:54:25
  • Alyssa L.Alyssa L.
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  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    Kuma loves water, if it's warm.... If its too cold, forget about it!
    He's okay with wipe downs, and hates getting green tea scent spray.
    Post edited by kumaDUDE at 2012-07-13 15:15:25
  • konpeitokonpeito
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  • BootzBootz
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    Bootz is a Diva when it comes to water. Once her paws get wet she'll get all stiff and act like "omg omg my paw is wet!" and run away from the water. Her best friend plays in the water. But Bootz usually barks to tell him to get out, or simply follow him on the sideline and wait until he steps out of the water.
  • shibahiroshibahiro
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    Post edited by shibahiro at 2012-07-13 10:25:22
  • cristy15cristy15
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    So far Yoshi hates water. He's 8 weeks , I gave him a bath which he hated. I'm going to try to introduce it to him slowly so when he gets older he doesn't mind it. Yesterday was the 1st time he seen rain, at first he hated it. but was playing in it later on :). We will see how he likes the lake soon.
  • DakotaRose42DakotaRose42
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  • micomico
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    Suki's a semi-diva, she'll step over puddles, refuses to go out in the rain as she doesn't like rain going in her ears but if we find a shallow pond she does a shiba 500 for as long as we'll let her and if its muddy she's in her element. She doesn't like it if the water's too deep but she jumped into a pond that was deeper than she'd expected the other week and swam for a few minutes before deciding it wasn't as much fun as running through the muddy pond and took herself back to that one.
  • JaxJax
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    Jax hates water. He's screamed through every bath, which is unfortunate when mixed with his love of getting dirty. When we first got him, he would sit by my feet and get upset when I washed dishes, I'm not sure if it was the sound of it or what. He also gets mad if he has to go outside to potty in the rain and I don't bring an umbrella, which again, is an issue seeing that we live in Washington...
  • britkotsubritkotsu
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    Kishi loves water as long as she doesn't have to swim. She has actually caught a few fish in the lake we have at our apartment. When we take her to the beach she wants nothing to do with the waves but will go into the tide pools. She will also jump into the bath tub with my son sometimes. That is always fun! She doesn't like her own baths though but puts up with them. We actually just came in from a walk in the rain. She loves puddles.
    Post edited by britkotsu at 2012-07-13 13:22:40
  • ShibaToshiShibaToshi
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    Toshi hates the water! Brought him to the pool one day and he didn't want to go near it at all! And he was shaking!
  • vaness0rzvaness0rz
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  • AWE46M3AWE46M3
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    My dog loves water... In a bowl, in his his water bottle thing, or from the sprinkler and hose! haha

    Baths are hit-and-miss. We've been to the beach a few times and he seems to only want to get his paws wet. He doesn't like it when the tide comes up and gets up to his belly area. We've never tried swimming so I'm not sure how he would handle that.
  • pdleepdlee
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    I took Pria to the river a few weeks ago with my friend and his beagle who loves to jump into the river after her ball. Pria saw this and was like, what? And then she jumped in and tried it too...and hurriedly tried to get back to the dock from where she jumped off, complete frantic in her face. I pulled her back out and she stayed out of the water for the rest of the time we were there. The only time she likes water is after a walk wherein she is very hot and wants to cool down, it's the only time she doesn't fight me on a bath.
  • Roo has always loved water since day one. Her first day home, she wouldn't stay out of her water bowl so I had to get a bowl that I could attach to the side of her pen. She still would get up on her back paws to dip her front paw in. She also loves the sprinkler, the water hose, and the kiddie pool.

    BUT... if the grass is wet after it rains or if I just watered, she hates to walk on it or go to the bathroom. She doesn't like baths either but she just pouts about it the whole time and then licks herself like she thinks she stinks. Silly shiba!
    Post edited by bikingleia at 2012-09-10 12:51:57
  • Post edited by BuckyBadger at 2012-09-10 20:35:30
  • LosechLosech
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  • SayaSaya
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  • Post edited by IheartShibas at 2012-09-11 15:57:46
  • DebDeb
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    Saki hates to get wet and won't step in a puddle, Ted and Hachi love puddles and swimming. It's so much fun they have to have a Shiba run when they get out.
  • DjinnDjinn
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  • MacMac
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    You have a Hayate as well? Very cool! My Hayate hates getting wet. Avoid puddles with a passion. Ignores me for an hour after i had to bathe him. It was raining the other day and the whole 20 feet from car to cover he acting like the world was ending and I had to carry him.
  • tatonkatatonka
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  • We have a pool in our fenced in back yard, so we have not left our 11 week old Saki by herself out there until we are sure she knows how to get out of the pool. Introduced her to water, I put her on the top step (about 4 inches of water) and she didn't panic or scream, but she did get out in a hurray, which was my intention. The second time I placed her about 3-4 feet away and instincts are amazing... she swam right to the step and climbed out. Once again, no panic, and a very good swimmer. I'll take it slow, want to make sure she is comfortable with getting out. So far so good.....
  • DjinnDjinn
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  • MacMac
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    Thats awesome djinn! We chose the name for the same reason lol he was a huge hit with all the FMA folks at the anime con this weekend. We would have gotten some pictures with them, but the grass was wet and he decided it was not worth the attention.
  • SayaSaya
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    Post edited by Saya at 2012-09-16 23:48:33
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