Shih Tzu Care Tip #5 - Proof the House No Matter Your Shih Tzu's Age
A huge mistake that owners make is only puppy-proofing the house when a Tzu is young and then this is often overlooked once the pup gets past the teething stage. However, it is important to note that dogs of all ages may mouth any sort of object, even if they do not have a history of doing so.
Canines mouth things simply to answer the question of 'what is this?' and 'Is it worth my time?' so, nothing is off limits.
Electrical cords should be tied out of the way or cord protectors should be used. Any non-toy objects such as shoes, remotes, magazines, pocketbooks, etc. should be kept out of reach.
Routinely go over the flooring to look for small items that may have dropped. Dogs have been known to swallow everything from needles to batteries to rolls of tape.
Shih Tzu Care Tip #6 - Have the Right Set-Up
When you leave your Shih Tzu home alone, having the right set-up can go a long way in both easing separation anxiety
and preventing accidents throughout the house. And most dogs do best when in a structured area that contains their essentials.