A canine that bites every little thing and everybody that will get near her is usually a actual headache and a humiliation. Though unlikely within the case of a Shih Tzu, a lawsuit can also be not out of the query.
Now, a biting Shih Tzu is much less of an issue than as an instance a Pit bull or a Rottweiler, however it’s nonetheless unacceptable habits that must be addressed. Happily it’s, normally, an issue that’s not too arduous to rectify.
Coaching an older canine to cease biting is way tougher than to coach a pet to not chew. For that reason it is vitally vital to begin at a really early age earlier than biting turns into a behavior.
As an instance your pet bites your hand. Your process is to let the pet know that it’s unacceptable to chew people. The easiest way to do that is to rapidly pull again your hand and to say “No Sheba” in a agency tone of voice. As an alternative of shouting “No” you can too fill a tin with stones and shake it each time the pet begins biting. Canines completely hate the noise. If finished sufficient occasions, your pet will notice that biting is unacceptable and that you’ll not tolerate her habits.
Canines chew as a result of they defend their possessions
Your canine could growl, develop into aggressive and even chew you or different canine when she is disturbed whereas consuming. That is completely regular and a pure intuition that you shouldn’t attempt to change. As an alternative, feed her away from different canine (maybe in a closed room) and depart her alone whereas she eats. She’s going to rapidly be taught that there is no such thing as a motive to really feel threatened.
Your canine might also chew as a result of she is defending her toys and different possessions. You could discover that she tends to protect a sure merchandise, as an instance a uncooked cover. Your finest guess is to take the merchandise away from her and to not give it or comparable gadgets to her in future.
One other technique is to offer her so many toys or possessions that she realizes they’re in abundance and that there is no such thing as a motive to guard them.
Are you the issue?
Have you ever ever praised your canine when she tried to defend you by biting or snapping at individuals? Or perhaps you even rewarded her habits with treats. If that’s the case, you might have instructed your Shih Tzu that’s completely acceptable for her to chew individuals. When you abruptly inform her to cease, you’ll solely confuse her, particularly when you have been encouraging her for years. Getting the assistance of a habits specialist could also be your solely possibility on this case.
You’ll be able to prepare a canine to not chew, however it’s even higher to purchase a canine that doesn’t chew. A method of doing that is by observing the puppies if you first select your pet. Have a look at the puppies whereas they play and keep away from the one which exhibits aggressive habits in the direction of the others by biting and snapping at them.