There is something that I would like to let every Shih Tzu owner know. Are you ready for what I have to say?
Please do not get offended, but this is something that must be said. Your Shih Tzu is just a dog, I know that it may seem a little weird to hear this, but it is true.
A cute and cuddly little Shih Tzu that many of us baby and spoil is nothing but a dog. Ok! I’ve said it. Now take a few minutes to fully grasp what you just read.
Every dog has certain traits that make them dogs. Just because your Shih Tzu is not some big athletic baseball or tennis-ball chaser, she is still a dog. Therefore, they all need to be house-trained.
If you do not train your dog not to bite, nip, or growl, you could run into a lot of problems in the future. Like most dogs, Shih Tzu’s love to be around people.
However, they need to know who’s in control as well as what type of rules there are. They should also know the basic commands such as sit; drop it, come, and stay.
Fortunately, Shih Tzus love to do whatever you tell them to do. This is why they’re known as companion-dogs, it is in their nature to want to please their owners.
All you have to do is tell her what to do and she will most definitely go for it. Therefore, it is important for you to discover the best way to talk Shih Tzu.
Whenever you master the skill of communicating what you want done, then and only then will you be able to start teaching her some basic house rules, good manners, and tricks.
One of the top things to remember when you’re attempting to talk Shih Tzu is that because they’re companion dogs, they will mirror the level of stress, behavior and the personality of the home.
Therefore, learning to talk Shih Tzu has a lot to do with the behavior of you, the owner.
For instance, if you’re a little stressed out, your Shih Tzu will be too. In addition, if you’re angry and mad at something, chances are your Shih Tzu will also be angry.
If you’re calm and relaxed, your Shih Tzu will also be calm and relaxed.
Here are some things that you can do to ensure a well-behaved dog:
The first thing you need to do is calm down and do not get riled up. Remember, a Shih Tzu can pick up on stress as well as a bad mood.
These dogs are best trained in an easy, stress free, and calm environment.
Take time out every day to appreciate your dog’s best qualities. Do not be afraid to allow her to make you laugh. Recognize all of that beautiful hair.
Show your appreciation every time you see how tuned-in and attentive she is to you. Believe me. Your Shih Tzu will eat up all of this attention. It will make her feel more confident as well as secure.
Whenever possible, take your Shih Tzu with you. Do not hesitate to spend time with your dog.
Let her be a part of your everyday life and the things that you do every day. You will learn so much more about her and she will learn so much more about you.
Do not forget that the Shih Tzu is a companion dog. Therefore, let her do her job and be a companion.