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|Shih Tzu - The Things You Do To Annoy Your Shih Tzu
Did you ever think it might be a two way street with your shih
tzu. Sure he/she annoys you sometimes, but just think about the
things that might be annoying your shih tzu. Because dogs can't
talk we usually have to make guesses about what they are
Just recently my Tessy had a litter of puppies. Early in the
morning we received a call from a couple who had "just" lost
their shih tzu. They were very upset and crying. This was about
6:00 a.m., I believe. Tessy had an available male that would fit
this couple and so I was running about at this early morning
hour getting the puppy ready for them to pick up. Suddenly I
noticed Tessy giving me a very unusual kind of disgusting look.
I felt like she was saying: "now just what do you think you are
going to do with my boy?" "Whatever you are up to, Connie, I
just don't approve of it and I am very suspicious of your
actions right now." I just looked back at Tessy and said, "well
Tessy, we can't keep all of them." Sometimes my girls do get
upset at me when it is time to start placing their puppies. It
is like they make me feel as if we should keep every one of
their puppies and just live here as one big happy family. That
is impossible. And I keep reminding them that this is just
impossible. I keep a lot of our puppies just for that very
reason. The moms enjoy them so much, I can't stand to take all
of them away from the mother. I notice also that the mothers are
happier when they have at
least one of their offspring with them
at all times.
Humans are very inconsistent. I am inconsistent. Dogs do best
with structure and consistency. The best way (and I don't always
do as I say) to avoid confusing your shih tzu is to set clear
house rules from the beginning. So if you don't want to do
things that annoy your shih tzu, and you don't want your shih
tzu doing things annoy you, try to set some clear house rules
with the entire family before the shih tzu arrvies. Be
consistent and provide structure.
Some things you might want to address first are: Will the shih
tzu be allowed on your furniture? Where will your shih tzu be
sleeping? When and where will you feed your shih tzu. Where will
the shih tzu use the bathroom (try to choose one spot and don't
change the spot). If you can get all those things straightened
out with him in the beginning, you have solved several problems
for yourself and your shih tzu.
Try to be aware of the things that annoy your shih tzu and if
you can successfully fix those things you do to annoy him, you
might be pleasantly surprised to find the shih tzu does fewer
things to annoy you as well.
About the author:
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