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Housetraining Your Shih Tzu – Introduction

Although Shih Tzu’s shouldn’t be attributed to having human characteristics (although we do love to do that with our cute little Shih Tzu’s), they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them; i.e. if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

So, with this rule in mind, we as owners have to be clever as well and find a way of training our Shih Tzu that actually works quickly and efficiently.

The best way to achieve this ideal is by knowing how to speak “dog” so that we’re able to communicate effectively with our four-legged friend.

As with any training, the best time to start is as soon as you get your new Shih Tzu.

The fundamentals for successful house-training are:

• Crate training is very important so it should be mastered.

• A schedule is required for feeding and exercising.

• Be vigilant and patient throughout the training period.

House training is most likely every dog owner’s top concern.

And it should begin as soon as possible.

That’s the very first day your dog comes into your home.

Shih Tzu Is A Member Of The Family

If you’ve adopted a new furry friend and spend months in the home without aiding him/her achieve success when it comes to training then s/he’s going to set a precedence that you now need to change.

So, concentrate on prevention as opposed to cure.

House training comes down to one rather simple skill – being a good dog time manager.

And this means managing your pup’s time so that you let them have as few chances as possible to make house training blunders.

On the next page you’ll read why dog training is essential, and 2 key aspects to house-training your Shih Tzu.