A dog that is long overdue for his daily exercise
may bark at nothing, chew things up, run in circles and find other ways to show that he's really in need of stretching his legs and blowing off steam.
A Shih Tzu should be walked twice per day, for at least 20 minutes at a pace that is brisk for the dog.
Be particularly aware of this during the winter
, when getting out may be more difficult. Bundle up (both you and your Tzu) and apply paw wax to protect from the cold, snow, and ice melt chemicals.
On stormy days, do not assume that your Shih Tzu will 'self exercise'; instead, do a planned activity such as hide n' seek or play fetch in a hallway for those 20 allotted minutes.
3) Being mishandled at the groomers.
Sadly, this happens far too often.
It is very common for owners to say that their Shih Tzu started acting strange after being at the groomers. And more often than not, it happens with a groomer that was known and trusted.
Even good groomers can have off days where they do not keep their stress in check and accidents can occur that owners are not notified of.
We'd suggest calling the groomer to ask if anything out of the ordinary happened; do not blame but rather ask for help in trying to identify why your Shih Tzu is acting oddly after the visit.