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 your shih tzu puppy to get used to bands, you should train your puppy to wear it at an early age. For starters, you will just need a pin tail comb, chin pillow and a band. Make sure you train your shih tzu puppy to use a chin pillow to make it easier for you to put a bands on him and to make your shih tzu puppy comfortable while grooming him.
After you managed to get him to use a chin pillow, introduce the pin tail comb to him by slowly combing his hair with the pin tail comb to let him know that a comb will not harm him (as shown in the video). You may apply cornstarch to dry the hair. After applying cornstarch slowly, comb off the excess cornstarch. Avoid getting the cornstarch to his eyes and nose. It might irritate your shih tzu puppy and make him uncomfortable. The last step is to put a single band on his hair as shown in the video. Make sure it is not too tight or not too loose. Too tight and he might take it off immediately, too loose and it might fall off easily. You can also start dividing the hair on his muzzle to avoid it from getting to his eyes.
The shih tzu puppy in the video is aged two and a half months but he already behaves as an adult shih tzu do during grooming time. Hope you liked our new grooming video tip…