Taking on the responsibility of caring for a Shih Tzus puppies, or anticipating the arrival of a new puppy into your home, can be stressful. It’s also true that there are a number of things you should put in place to guarantee the completion of various routine duties. If you want your Shih Tzu puppy to have the best possible health, happiness, comfort, and safety, this article will help you stay organized and on track.
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Before you take sShih Tzus puppies home
Shih Tzus puppies are naturally inquisitive, so it’s important to puppy proof your home before bringing one home. These sweet little creatures will inevitably find something in their environment that they want to chew on.
Puppies’ teething stage commonly involves chewing on household objects. Items such as footwear, documents, delicate home accessories, fabric tablecloths and runners, children’s toys, undergarments, and schoolwork are all at risk.
Place all potential dangers, including chocolate and other items dangerous to dogs, out of his reach, including deadly household or automotive chemicals, poisons, houseplants, and electrical wires.
Even while Shih Tzu are typically patient with kids, it’s still important to teach the little ones how to properly care for a puppy to prevent any accidents.
Keeping your puppy’s environment clean and safe will reduce the likelihood of accidents and the number of times you take your dog to the vet.
Shih Tzus puppies under 3 months of age should be “free-fed,” meaning they have access to fresh food around the clock.
Puppies of all ages, but especially those older than 3 months, require three regular meals plus many snacks every day.
Housebreaking laws, learning new commands, and positive behavior all benefit from the use of training treats while socializing and rehabilitating a puppy.
Spreading food out in this way is crucial for a couple of reasons. Rapidly declining blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia, is common in toy breed puppies due to a combination of factors including infrequent feeding and low body fat (they burn through their fuel quickly and have very small fat reserves). In addition, if a puppy’s stomach is excessively empty, he or she may vomit stomach acid (this may be white or yellowish foam).
It’s only natural for new puppy owners to follow their veterinarian’s advise and buy the same food their pup was eating before they got their hands on him. A top-rated food may not have been offered to your puppy if you got it from a breeder because of the high cost of feeding several dogs.
React to good and bad behaviour
Positive reinforcement, or the practice of praising and rewarding puppies for attempts at, or demonstrations of, good behavior, is the most effective technique of training. This is true for any and all training, from potty-training to obedience, barking to socialization.
Good sit, nice dog! or “Good potty, good dog!” are both appropriate ways to show appreciation. As a reward, you can palm a training treat as you accomplish this.
We recommend something bite-sized, moist (chewy), and flavorful. Avoid anything that has artificial ingredients such as coloring, preservatives, or food enhancers, as well as fillers and by-products.
A brief “time out” can often deliver the message that certain acts will not be accepted, especially for unpleasant habits like nipping or rough play with other pets.
Make sure your puppy has a positive experience while meeting new people, places, and things; this is an essential part of her socialization.
Most families would benefit from having a Shih Tzu puppy. After bringing home one Shih Tzu, you may find yourself wanting another one since they are so irresistible.