Hello everyone, I have a one year old female Shiba Inu. I rescued her out of a bad, abusive home. She's happy now but I'm having trouble trying to understand her breed. Any Shiba owners have a problem with them licking and biting themselves Constantly?! I wash her with great shampoo made for sensitive skin dogs, because I read that Shibas are prone to sensitive skin. I'm not quite sure what to do about this one. Also, when I take her on walks, all she wants to do is look for something to hunt. Such as a rabbit, a frog, lizards, even leaves that blow in the wind. I can't seem to maintain her while on walks. I use a training leash and everything, and it doesn't work. I use a harness as well because if I put her collar on she'll choke herself throughout the entire walk. However, she does listen when I tell her "leave it" Also, I was wondering what everyone feeds their Shiba Inu? I know they can't have certain foods that contain ingredients that they may be allergic to. Babygirl also has a lot of energy which is why I take her out so often. She's very good with people, skittish at first and very hand shy. But once she knows you won't hurt her she will love you to pieces! However she is very standoffish with other dogs. She's not aggressive just doesn't pay them any attention. She pretends they're not there. Which shows dominance, and I'm not quite sure if that will ever change. My babygirl is also NOT fixed. I wasn't aware of this when Igot her. I found out when there was blood on her bed, and I noticed she didn't have a scar on her stomach. I plan on breeding her in about a year, but how have you fellow female Shiba Inu owners coped with this? She cry's a lot, she's constantly running back and forth inside the house. She's very alert and very cautious of her surroundings. If you guys can help me figure this baby out I'd greatly appreciate it!!