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Shih Tzu Puppies Need Some Training!

Feb 16, 2008
You have just purchased a beautiful new Shih Tzu Puppy, and you want to make sure that the puppy gets used to your home in the least stressful way possible. So, the first thing that you need to do is make sure that you can dedicate a corner of a room entirely to the dog. There you can place a puppy playpen area, so that not only does your Shih Tzu puppy have his own little area, but it will be easier for you to housebreak him. This is because Shih Tzu puppies do not like to go to the bathroom where they sleep.

As for where you should set up this area for the dog, an ideal place is one that does not have any carpeting. Thus, a corner of the kitchen would be a good idea, since if the floors are tiled you can clean up any messes quickly.

Some new Shih Tzu puppy owners might become stressed out at the prospect of trying to figure out how large the size of the play corner should be. However, it all is self-explanatory, because the play corner should be able to fit in to everyone's living space comfortably.

Shih Tzu puppies love soft and cuddly beds. So, make sure that, along with food and water, a comfortable bed is also among the first things that the puppy sees when introduced to its new home. Of course, keep in mind that the puppy corner is not meant to be the puppy's permanent home.

Indeed, a puppy should be given the full run of the house once it is housebroken. However, the playpen will always come in handy as a source of security for the puppy. So, once the puppy has been housebroken, keep the playpen area available so that whenever the dog feels the need for its own space, it always has its own area.

When you think about what you would want in your play area if you were a Shih Tzu puppy, you would probably want food, water, and a comfortable bed. While those are the basic necessities, they are also just one part of what will make things enjoyable for your Shih Tzu puppy. The other thing that a Shih Tzu puppy should have is toys of course! However, some owners, in an effort to get as many toys as possible, also end up selecting toys that are unsafe. Specifically, there are some toys available that might look fun, but also can easily be torn apart and choked upon.

Another thing that you will need to start working on is getting the Shih Tzu puppy housebroken. The sooner you get the puppy used to going to the bathroom outdoors, the sooner the puppy will be able to have the run of the house. So, make sure that you take your Puppy to a professional, or train your puppy yourself with plenty of love and patience.

And then, of course, is the choosing of your new puppy's name. Be creative and select something based on the puppy's personality. Or select a name that has a special meaning to you.
About the Author
Rebecca Simpson considers the Shih Tzu the best dog breed, which truly makes sense for a proud Shih Tzu owner. Shih Tzu puppies are a wonderful, inquisitive dog breed that requires lots of love and attention. When you choose a Shih Tzu puppy, the first thing you should do is think of some Shih Tzu puppy names.
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