Welcome to Kuma's page! We have put together information on Kuma and some resources (raw food, training, and gear) that we recommend. 

Page last updated: August 9, 2022

About Kuma:

Kuma is a 4.5 year old sashige Shiba Inu. He was adopted from a shelter in South Korea in May 2021 with the help from both Adopt Korean Rescue and Koastal Dog Rescue. Kuma is now living his best life in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

Visit Kuma's Instagram for photos and videos. 

Kuma's Titles:

NTD, ITD, ATD, BTC24, 2K-9, T3, CCC1, CCC2, CCC3, PKD-N

Awaiting submission: NTD-M

Kuma's titles are done virtually. Links to the videos are further below on this page.

Why title a rescue dog?

We do it for fun! The activities are done with structure and gradual progression. The various activities add enrichment to Kuma's everyday routine, and also help build his confidence and engagement.

We often get questions about Kuma's raw food. I wrote 2 blog posts (linked above) on how I calculate, source and prep his food.

To summarize: Kuma eats a homemade BARF diet with ratio 70/10/5/5/10. His diet is synthetic-free and consists of only whole food ingredients.


Raw Pet Food Resources

Calculators (BARF, PMR, raw meaty bone)


Synthetic-free Raw Alternatives 

Smack (dehydrated raw)

CARNA4 (dry food, toppers)

Nature's Logic (wet food, dry food, toppers)

TREK (dehydrated raw)

Helpful Online Resources

Online Dog Trainers:

Fenzi Dog Sport Academy (variety of courses and difficulty levels, different course styles to suit your schedules and learning styles)

Grisha Stewart Academy (courses and books focused on behaviour adjustment)

Canine Conditioning Coach (fitness programs)


Online Title Programs:

Fenzi TEAM (obedience, nosework, cooperative care, rally)

Do More With Your Dog (tricks, fitness, stunt, actor, specialty titles)

International Dog Parkour Association (parkour)


Facebook Community Groups

Muzzle Up, Pup! (muzzle sizing, sourcing, training advice)

Cooperative Care with Deb Jones (grooming and medical handling advice)

Canine Conditioning and Fitness (gait analysis, gear fit advice, fitness programs)


Gear We Use and Like



Ruffwear Web Reaction Martingale (anti-slipout)


Ergonomic Harness:

Embark Pets Adventure (heavy duty rings and grab handle, padded for pullers)

OneTigris Gladiator (velcro patch area, 5 points of adjustment)

PetSafe 3-in-1 (good for warm weather, 5 points of adjustment)



Ruffwear Reflective Crag Leash (super robust clip, adjustable handle for hands-free wear and tie out)

Jasper Avenue resin tags (lightweight, doesn't oxidize and stain fur)

Hurtta Monsoon Coat (lower back cinch for upright tails, stays in place with rear leg straps, functional hood)


Basket Muzzles:

Redline K9 vinyl (anti-scavenge, biteproof)

Leerburg polymer coated metal wire (biteproof, excellent airflow)


Safety Gear:

RuffLand Performance Kennel (single piece of flexible plastic won't tear and puncture dogs during car accident)

Rex Specs (eye protection against UV & trauma)

Ruff Rescue Gear Back Country Rescue Sling (no need to handle injured paws to put on, highly adjustable)

RC Pets First Aid Kit (hard case with handle won't get crushed at bottom of backpack)


Handler Gear:

Hurtta Trainer's Vest (adjustable waist, 7 pockets (3 are zippered), 3 attachment points, removable treat pouch inside one pocket for easy washing)

CoA Pet Corrector Spray (compressed air to scare away offleash dogs and wildlife)