Shih Tzus may look fluffy and cuddly, but inside of those cute little bodies lies a stubborness that can drive their owners crazy! Shih Tzus are known for being notoriously stubborn, and they're not willing to give in easily - especially when it comes to training. These dogs were bred for royalty, and sometimes, they act royal and don't listen to anyone. However, that doesn't mean that these pups can't be trained. In fact, with time, patience, and unwavering commitment, you'll be able to train your pet to not just go outside to the bathroom or complete simple commands, but you can also teach them more advanced tricks.
To make your training journey easier, here are some important tips to keep in mind.
1) Begin as early as 8-10 weeks old and target to finish at 7 months old. Yes, it may take some time, but starting off early will greatly ease your stress since your puppy’s brain still works as a sponge.