If you own a Shih Tzu, chances are you need good tools and equipment since this breed of dog is known for its long, flowy coat that need more than the usual amount of maintenance. However, making the decision to groom your pet is not only a practical decision money-wise, it can also help you and your dog bond more. Here are a few Shih Tzu grooming products to get you started.
Knots that form in your Shih tzu’s hair can be quite challenging and painful to remove. However there are tips you can work with to make the process less painful where you don’t even have to cut the hair. This means that you have to make sure that the dog’s coat is well taken care of as safe detangling is not possible when it has been severely neglected. You may also want to do it on your own as professional groomers usually don’t have the time and/or patience to detangle the knots and are often too fast to cut and shape. Below is a simple process on how to get knots out of dog hair.
A Shih Tzu has a high maintenance look; however, grooming is not very difficult or time consuming if you choose to groom your dog yourself. Fortunately, Shih Tzu puppies do not require a lot of grooming. A daily brush is all that is needed. As they grow, the ungroomed dog can become a matted mess which is very unhealthy for the animal. Your well-groomed Shih Tzu should have long, flowing hair with a top knot or clipped hair and the optional long top knot.
Shih Tzu dogs are the ultimate companion for you and your family. They are a wonderful breed that’s alive with spunk and personality. They enjoy boasting around the room, wagging their tail around like a real boss. Shih Tzus enjoy friendship of the whole family and they particularly love being spoiled and pampered by them. Shih Tzu potty training should start as soon as you introduce your new puppy to his or her new home. You will find that your dog is going to be a smart and talented student. They enjoy the motivation and challenges that potty training brings, in addition relish the time you spend with him/her. However, potty training a Shih Tzu can prove to be a challenging and time consuming task. [click to continue…]
As I’ve said many times before, training a Shih Tzu is not an easy thing to do. It’s no fault of their own of course, it’s just that they have short attention spans. They’d rather play and lounge around on your lap instead of worrying themselves with tedious commands and lessons. Remember, they’re a very stubborn breed that was bred for royalty. I get a lot of questions about how to potty train Shih Tzu puppies, here is a great video on how to do it. Remember, patience, persistence, consistency, and diligence is the key. Do not yell or hit your puppy, they will not understand why you’re punishing them. Take your time and eventually you will both succeed. [click to continue…]
If you are interested in bringing a dog home, you might be interested in the beautiful and friendly Shih Tzu. These gorgeous little dogs are a lot of fun and can make the perfect addition to your family, but you will obviously need to find Shih Tzu puppies for sale first. Luckily, these five tips can help you find the perfect breeder and puppy for your family. [click to continue…]