If you own a Shih Tzu, you want to be a great parent to your pup. Unfortunately, much like with children, pets do not come with an instruction manual. If you've never owned a pet before, you may not know what to do, and you may question whether you'll be a good pet owner.
However, while you may not always get everything right, there are a few things that you can keep in mind to ensure you're a good owner to your Shih Tzu. Here, we have eight ways to be a good pet parent to your Shih Tzu.
Communicate With Your Pup
Your dog is actually much smarter than you give it credit for. Your dog can pick up on emotions, gestures, and even facial expressions. In addition to regularly talking to your dog, make sure that you provide your pet with plenty of smiles, giggles, touches, and hugs.