There Really Is Not Much to Worry about Shih Tzu Puppy Care

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The Shih Tzu puppy is a handful but a lovable handful at that. If you chose your puppy correctly, this dog will delight you and your family for a long time. The life span of a Shih Tzu dog is usually about 15 years – time in which they will create an exceptional bond with you and with all the members of your family – including your other pets. The Shih Tzu puppy cares to socialize and play and will always aim to be the center of attraction.

When caring for a Shih Tzu puppy, you will realize that it will need a lot of rest and hence, when it naps you should respect its time off if you do not want to have a cranky puppy. This puppy is exceptionally intelligent and agile – however, you will find that he has a mind of its own and it will be extremely hard to housetrain it. The puppy will listen only if it is profusely praised and repeatedly taught with positive reinforcement that it is best to relieve itself outside. The crate training will be an excellent aid for this.

Focus on the Basics

One of the most important aspects of the Shih Tzu puppy care would be the vaccination schedule. You will need to make your appointments accordingly and ensure that your Shih Tzu puppy gets all the vaccines that are recommended by the vet. As a precautionary method, you should buy the puppy with an understanding that if you find a serious defect in the puppy within 48 hours, you will have it returned. Hence, a visit to the vet is must as soon as you bring the little powder puff home.

Until your puppy is properly vaccinated and you vet okays it, do not let your puppy mix with another dogs, sniff outdoors where other dogs may wander or mix with other animals in the home. This will ensure that it will not catch any stray virus from anywhere before the vaccination is through. The vet will also tell you how to ensure that your Shih Tzu puppy has adequate protection against fleas, ticks and lice, as well as intestinal worms.

You should arrange to have a trainer come to your home as soon as the Shih Tzu puppy gets comfortable in the house – a good time would be in about every three days. An alternative Shih Tzu puppy care method would be to take it to obedience school. Remember, it is very difficult to house train this dog, and the sooner you start the faster it will learn.

Unless you are very serious (and you know what you are doing) about breeding the Shih Tzu puppy, you should have it neutered or spayed as early as possible. This will eliminate the troubles that come with territory marking and coming into heat.

It is not really very challenging to care for a Shih Tzu puppy at home. It is great to start preparing for your Shih Tzu puppy well in advance, so the problems would be minimized, if any.


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Help!! My dog/Puppy wont stop barking!!!!!

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There are a number of reasons dogs bark. The most common include:

  • Alerting behavior, such as when a stranger is at the front door.
  • To show excitement, like you would see during an active play session.
  • To communicate with you when he wants something, as in, “Let’s go outside!”
  • To communicate with other dogs when he wants to say hello or something else.
  • Separation behavior, such as when dogs bark, bark, bark when their owners are gone.

Some herding breeds, like the Shetland sheepdog, will also bark when something is moving. This can be caused by excitement or a desire to herd the object. You’ve mentioned several situations that sound like moving objects are an issue, including cars, falling leaves, vacuum cleaners, brooms, snow, and other dogs.

Here are two tricks to try to handle movement driven barking:

1. Teach your dog to bark on cue. When the dog is barking, be ready with some treats. When the dog is quiet, say, “quiet,” and give the dog a treat. Whatever you do, don’t give the dog the food reward when it is barking.

2. Teach your dog how to do a reliable sit-and-stay. You can put the dog on the other side of the room when you start to sweep. If the dog is quiet, go to the dog, say, “Good boy, quiet,” and give him a treat. In the beginning of training, there should be some distance between him and the broom, but eventually, he will be able to be closer. We call this a “sit and watch” procedure.

These tips and others are described in more detail in our book “Citizen Canine: Ten Essential Skills Every Well-Mannered Dog Should Know.”


Camping for your new Shih-Tzu puppy (Daycare)

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Shih-Tzu grooming kit for at home!!

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Home Grooming Kit

Item #: 16978 | Manufacturer: OSTER PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT

Our Price: $49.98

The Home Grooming Kit is good for the one and two pet family, for the person looking to groom their pets on a regular basis every four to six weeks, or to trim in between professional grooming visits.

This kit is best for breeds such as Toy & Miniature Poodles, Miniature Schnauzers, Shih-Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Cairn Terrier, West Highland, White Terriers, Welsh Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Silky Terrier, Havanese, Lowchens, Bichon Frises, and for any dog resembling these coat types and sizes.


Dogs are better than kids because

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Remember, dogs are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don’t ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don’t smoke or drink,
(7) don’t want to wear your clothes,
(8) don’t have to buy the latest fashions,
(9) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
if they get pregnant, you can sell their children …

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