While Shih Tzus are typically a friendly, easygoing breed, there are particular things that Shih Tzus definitely do not like that humans do. These behaviors can make Shih Tzus upset or may even cause grief, which could lead to behavior disorders and a very unhappy household. If you are unware of some of the things you can do that can upset your Shih Tzu, this is definitely the article for you. Let's take a look at several actions and mannerisms to avoid to keep your Shih Tzu happy and energetic at all times.
1. Not giving them enough independence
Like humans, Shih Tzus enjoy their independence. Sure, they like to play, snuggle, and show love, but sometimes, all of that attention can get overwhelming. These dogs need their quiet time to themselves and may start to resent their owner if they do not get that time.
2. Trying to feed them when they don't want to eat
Shih Tzus eat when they're ready to eat. Trying to force a Shih Tzu to eat more, to eat a meal when he or she isn't hungry, or demanding that they eat will wear thin on your dog.