By Amy Rupert
When I decided to get my own dog, a Shiba Inu I named Wicket, I thought I was prepared for Shiba care. I understood the breed to be the “cat version of a dog”: distrustful of strangers, aloof, sneaky, and averse to being cuddled. Shibas’ personalities aren’t typically suited to being sociable and outgoing. I thought I was getting a lone wolf, a dog that doesn’t need anyone....