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.