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  You want to learn how to do a maintenance topknot for your shih tzu? Here is a simple video that will show you how to make a maintenance topknot for your shih tzu.  The result of your first attempt might be a little different than what you will see in this video.  But don’t worry, you can do it perfectly in no time.  Remember, practice makes perfect   Just make sure   Read More ...

Categories: Featured, Grooming, News, Videos

  Some of you have already heard of shih tzu coat in oil. And some of you might wonder, “do you really need to oil your shih tzu or is it better to maintain the coat without oil?” Here are some ideas that can help you decide whether to oil your shih tzu or not: Oiling is Not for Everyone A coat that has been maintained in oil usually cannot be   Read More ...

Categories: Featured, Grooming

Many of today’s pet parents grew up with dogs in the family. Of course, experience living with furry friends doesn’t necessarily translate into good knowledge of dog training. There are plenty of mistakes made when teaching dogs how to be good household citizens, but here are five of the most common and problematic: Inconsistency – This can have many meanings related to dog training…and none of them are good. Whether commands   Read More ...

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Almost everyone wants their shih tzu to wear bands most of the time and look like this: Unfortunately, some of the shih tzu puppies are not used to wearing bands so they tend to remove it by scratching their head on the floor, walls or whatever they can find in order to remove the bands. So how do you make your shih tzu puppy wear his bands? In order for   Read More ...

Categories: Featured, Grooming, News, Videos

I sometimes hear that some pet owners are having a hard time grooming their shih tzu puppy. Why? It’s because these puppies have not been trained to behave during grooming time. So in order to avoid this, the breeder should start grooming them as early as possible. Doing so will make the puppies get used to it. Puppies tend to get afraid of new things that surround them so you   Read More ...

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Rainy season is approaching again and so is thunder and lightening.  Most animals take cover during thunder and lightening. However, some of my shih tzu are terrified of them. They have this thunder fear where they would become restless or out of focus when they hear thunder. I found a video that gives some tips on how to help your dog get through with thunder fear.   A training expert, Michael   Read More ...

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Firstly it is postulated that most dogs residing in areas endemic for ticks will test positive for antibodies and many will never display signs of the disease. It is not a recently discovered disease – it was first described in 1935 in Algerian dogs. However in 1962 a number of military dogs (GSD’s) that had been stationed in Vietnam died of complications of hemorrhagic fever. It was later determined that   Read More ...

Categories: Featured, Shih Tzu Health

I am sharing this video from Dogs 101 posted by Walle9000. It is all about shih tzu and is great for new shih tzu owners. For those who are planning to own a shih tzu, I suggest you watch this video also.

I just want to share the video I found in youtube. It will be very helpful to those who have weak puppies. I would recommend you to try this one instead of tube feeding. It is very safe especially to those who are not very good with tube feeding. The miracle sponge mimicks or serves as a nipple to the puppies and let them do their own sucking. Puppies are   Read More ...

I just want to share a simple way to tie the body coat of your shih tzu. This is very helpful in preventing the coat of your shih tzu from getting wet (especially for female shih tzu) while urinating.  This can also help lessen coat breakage just like when you make a maintenance topknot.  

Categories: Featured, Grooming

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