Keeping Your Dog Safe
If you have not yet had your Shih Tzu spayed and she is in heat the number 1 important safety rule is to keep her inside during this time and when she must go outside, you must keep an eye on her while having your dog on a very short leash! It is suggested to never underestimate the power of stray, un-neutered male dogs.
These dogs will be able to smell your dog's cycle from as many as 3 miles away! When your Shih Tzu urinates, blood will be mixed into this fluid and will leave the odor in your yard; even a trace amount will be enough to trigger a male dog's instinct.
The strong urge that they feel will compel them to go to her at all costs. Male dogs will jump fences, run across rivers and traverse any terrain to find your female. Many owners will find stray dogs in and around their homes. You should open your door slowly and have a good look around before bringing her outside to eliminate