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.