Shih Ttzus are extremely loyal and affectionate with their family, and friendly with strangers. While they can be a bit stubborn about training, they are willing to work for the right motivation. Shih Tzus are pleasant to be around and good with children and guests.
With their lively gait and beautiful, colorful coat, your Shih Tzu looks like she is just waiting to put on a show for you and your guests. You can teach your Shih Tzu all kinds of fun tricks, as long as you take advantage of her natural propensities and offer good motivation.
Maybe your Shih Tzu is more of a couch potato. You can teach her to roll over for a belly rub when you say "bang", or teach her to lay her head down like she's pouting when you ask her something. The options are limitless when it comes to the cute things you can teach your Shih Tzu.
If your pooch is not motivated to learn tricks for fun, see if she will gain enthusiasm if you offer treats or toys. Since your Shih Tzu is a little dog who can gain weight easily, it is best that you are careful not to overfeed her. Use low-calorie treats or your pup's own kibble for training motivation.
Remember that trick time should be fun and that your Shih Tzu is known for having a mind of her own. Keep training sessions short so that your dog remains motivated and so that you don't get frustrated. If your little buddy suddenly seems to forget her training, it is more likely that she is bored. Try moving onto something else for awhile and see if she remembers later.
When should I feed my dogo? When will it poop(specific time) and when will it pee?
Hello Rachael, Check out the article I have linked below to give you an idea of a puppy' potty schedule. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-puppy-to-poop-outside As far as when to feed, I would check with your vet about whether pup needs two meals a day or three still at this age. If two meals, I would generally just feed pup in the mornings after you get up, right after you take them outside to pee, when you normally eat breakfast. After pup eats, pup will need to go back outside again to poop 15-40 minutes after eating (eating tends to trigger the need to poop, but it's a bit delayed). I would follow a similar schedule for dinner, feeding pup dinner whenever you normally eat, as long as it's at least two hours before they will be going to bed for the night, so pup won't need to poop during the night. If pup needs a third meal, you can simply choose a time that's convenient for you in the middle of the day, such as your lunchtime. Most dogs can be a bit flexible on times. At this age I would try to choose times that you can make pretty consistent for pup, and not wait too long after pup wakes up for the day to feed them then. My own dog eats at 8:00am and 7:00pm for example, since that time is right after I tend to feed my family, so convenient for us all. When she was a young puppy, so also ate a third meal around 1pm. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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