How Much Food Should A Shih Tzu Eat?

One Meal Just Isn’t Enough It’s not just a case of “How much food should a shih tzu eat”, it’s not quite as simple as that. It’s not complicated either but there are other factors to take into account to discover what is right for your dog. A large dog Continue Reading

Crate Training a Shih Tzu Puppy – Cruel or Kind?

What Is Crate Training? I used to be dead set against crate training a shih tzu puppy, thinking that it was mentally cruel for the dog and anyway, why would you buy or adopt a dog and shut it away in a crate all day? On further investigation I have Continue Reading

Are Shih Tzu Easy To Potty Train?

Shih tzu generally want to please their masters but they do occasionally have that stubborn moment when they want to do their own thing and nothing else, which can make them difficult to potty train. However, you can turn that around and with some persistence and patience on your part. Continue Reading

Should I Get A Shih Tzu? – the bare facts you must consider

So, you’re thinking of buying or adopting a shih tzu but you’re unsure if you’re going to make the right decision. Is a shih tzu the right addition to join your household?  Shih tzu are wonderful, loyal and friendly companion dogs that will love you from the bottom of their Continue Reading

Why Is My Shih Tzu So Aggressive?

You wouldn’t think that a cute little dog such as a shih tzu could have an aggressive side to its character and for most of the time you would be right. There is, however, a small percentage that do develop an aggressive streak, the severity of which can vary. If Continue Reading

Shih Tzu Separation Anxiety – how to cope

What is Separation Anxiety? Previously known as “owner absent behaviour”, separation anxiety is the intense fear, panic and distress shih tzu (or any other breed of dog) may experience when their owner or owners leave them alone in the house for any length of time from a few minutes to Continue Reading

Shih Tzu Anxiety Symptoms – how to spot them

Shih Tzu being the intelligent, loving and loyal companion dogs that they are can be prone to periods of fear and anxiety in certain situations. These can take several different forms and can be for a variety of reasons. Usually it’s nothing for you to get stressed over, most shih Continue Reading

How Often Should You Walk a Shih Tzu?

Shih tzu, being the small, short legged breed that they are, do not need nearly as much daily exercise as bigger breeds such as labradors and Alsatians. Shih tzu were originally bred as indoor house dogs but, nevertheless, they need exercise to keep them fit and healthy. Outdoor exercise especially Continue Reading

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