The harness was recommended by the current owner because it is a Shiba Inu and they said that their heads are very narrow and can somewhat easily slip out of their collars. Should I disregard that? (I really don't know either way).
What's a kong?
Yeah, he looks a little chunky to me.... but probably not too much really. The current owners have four dogs and want to start breeding (I'm not feeling too confident about their ability, though... maybe its just a bad vibe, I donno) ... but three of their dogs were fat (the fourth was a new puppy, so I think he's just not fat YET). The dog I'll be getting was the least fat.
I'll look into those dog foods. I've actually been reading a bit about raw feeding now, and I'm thinking about doing that -- especially because the people who do it really really think its great, and its also cheaper -- I want to feed a quality diet, but I also have to consider finances. I like the idea that what people are recommending as BEST can also be the cheapest. How do you feel about a raw diet? I'm very intimidated by the idea.