No matter how cute, charming, or charismatic your little Shih Tzu is. They still need to understand that the new family carpet is not a personal toilet. This is why Shih Tzus need training too.
Your Shih Tzu must also learn that your children’s fingers are not finger toys for nipping, or that running outside as soon as the doors open is not safe.
He or she needs to know and understand the rules; therefore, you must enforce these rules or you could have an unruly Shih Tzu on your hands.
Remember, Shih Tzus need training; do not let them train you. Unfortunately, humans are just too easy to train.
For example, your Shih Tzu may have already had you trained to give him or her treats on consignment, give them a soft lap to lounge on, and shower him or her with affection when they need it.
A large majority of dog owners are easily controlled when it comes to cute little dogs.
Therefore, it is in your best interest to ask yourself before you begin training your Shih Tzu: Who is training whom?