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Obedience training for Shih Tzu
Alan_matosDogs are created by nature to respect leaders. If a strong leader is not present the shih tzu may assume this role itself. Shih tzu that think of themselves as the leader can become uncooperative and dangerous. A good obedience training develops important lines of communication between owner and shih tzu. The most important thing in any obedience training program is to gain the cooperation and respect of the dog. This respect must be earned through leadership and proper training techniques and cannot be exerted using rough handling methods or mistreatmentBasic obedience training consists of teaching your shih tzu what to do and what not to do. When it comes to desired behaviors, it is important for the shih tzu to understand and respond to commands, such as heeling when walking, stopping on command, sitting when directed, coming when called and staying where the owner directs. The list of what not to do is also important when it comes to obedience training. Some of the don’ts of obedience training include – not jumping up on people, not chewing the furniture or your property, and not losing control control when exposed to novel situations. Obedience training requires establishing the social hierarchy that is very important to shih tzu as pack animals. When your shih tzu follows commands such as – stay,come,heel,sit, etc., he or she is demostrates disposition and submissiveness. As with any kind of dog training, it is important that the session of obedience training provide satisfaction for both shih tzu and owner. A happy, healthy shih tzu will be best able to learn, and keeping the shih tzu happy during the training will make life easier for both yourself and your shih tzu. Obedience training has many benefits for the shih tzu as well as the owner. For one thing, a well trained, obedient shih tzu can be permitted a larger amount of freedom than an untrained shih tzu. In adition, a shih tzu that has been well trained to come when called can safely enjoy some off leash play time at the local park. People always ask whether it is easier to train puppies or older shih tzu. In fact both shih tzu puppies and older shih tzu can be successfully trained to be obedient companions. It is easier to train shih tzu puppies that retrain shih tzu that have developed problems in his or her behavior. Even a bad trained shih tzu , can be successfully retrained using basic obedience training and control concepts. When training shih tzu puppies, it is important to remember that shih tzu puppies generally have less attention span than do full grown shih tzu. It is important, then to keep training sessions short in the beginning. It is also important to combine lots of play with other shih tzu puppies, dogs as well as lots of different people. The socialization is essential to creating a safe, healthy and happy companion shih tzu.
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