Shih Tzu Behaviour Problems – Keep Them Inline!
We often get asked about Shih Tzu behaviour problems and how to avoid them. Firstly please don’t forget that your Imperial Shih Tzu is a dog and a dog with centuries of behaviours bred into their bloodlines and they are strong willed, despite their size so it’s no wonder that you find some shih tzu behaviour problems.
Don’t punish your them for being a dog but nevertheless it is possible to manage unwanted behaviours by clearly establishing who is the pack leader, what is acceptable and what is not and providing workable alternatives to unwanted behaviours using favourite toys and distractions.
Well known annoying traits common to the breed include the following:
- Excessive barking
- Excessive licking/chewing of themselves
If your dog is exhibiting any of these, we are happy to give advice so please feel free to get in touch on 01794 323 283 or fill out a question on our contact us form.
Remember the biggest source of failure with all behavioral work is a lack of consistency, Consistency is Crucial.