Jujube's non-aggression


Above all, I am the most thrilled about the fact that Jujube is completely not aggressive. I absolutely love that about her. It's such a refreshing contrast to Loki. Maybe I should give up on puppies in the future and just get young adults that have already been properly socialized and trained by a good breeder.

I don't think that Shibas are good for first time dog owners, like we were. Of course, I learned a lot from Loki. I've gained tremendous confidence in dealing with difficult dogs. And I've been fairly successful in implementing positive reinforcement methods to deal with his aggression -- something that I'm proud of. I'm very grateful for all of those experiences.

But at the end of the day, we still made mistakes along the way, and by now I've given up hope that Loki will ever be 100% non-aggressive. In contrast, I feel like with Jujube, she truly is non-aggressive. And I love that. Obviously, the breeder knows what she's doing.

When I took Jujube to the vet for the first time here, the vet was so impressed with her. Jujube was completely calm and fine the entire time -- perfectly fine through all the poking, proding, needles, shots, bright lights, teeth checking, ear checking, and eye checking. It was amazing. Not a whine. Not a peep. Not a snarl. Nothing!

5 comments:

Julee Turner said...

Wow thats impressive about the vet visit! I dread taking Romeo to the vet and then I always leave embarrassed because he acts so bad! Glad Jujube is working out for yall!

Janet said...

Wow, what breeder did you get her from?

Wilson said...

Azuki is the same way. We are also first time owner and I am sure we didn't know what we were doing neither. But I remember very clearly the breeder took one look at us when we arrived at the day of pick up, and changed her mind and said you should take this one instead, he will be a little easier.

Vi said...

Janet -- Our breeder is Kari-on Akitas in Southern California.

http://www.kari-onakitas.com/

Wilson -- When we got Loki, there was another family with children who was interested in a shiba puppy. Our breeder gave that family the most submissive one of the liter. I think that was a fair allocation.

Anonymous said...

Jujube is very cute. I also had a very sweet tempered Shiba who loved an attention....which incidentally looks like Juju.

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