How to stop your Shih Tzu from biting

How to stop your Shih Tzu from biting

Train your puppy to stop biting

Your training should start as early as when your puppy is 6 weeks old to avoid him growing into an aggressive Shih Tzu. When he bites, give a sharp alarm to express that you are hurt, such as… “ouch!” or not!” It will learn to associate your reaction with its behavior and be more careful the next time you play with it.

Don’t make the mistake of letting your puppy grow up with this habit, thinking that biting is just dog play. The truth is…the puppy grows up unconsciously honing his biting power to be ready to take a stand if and when the situation calls for it. So the time to train your Shih Tzu to stop biting is when he is in his first months of life. A year might be a bit late!

Be consistent in your anti-bite training. Repetitive “ow!” or not!” every time he bites

no matter how light or hard the bite is it will teach him that any kind of biting is not acceptable. Giving a toy is another way to show your puppy that he can bite it, but not your hand. Once you get what you want from your puppy, it’s time to praise him to reinforce his good behavior. If your Shih Tzu still has biting problems, why not get him a professional obedience trainer?

Is your Shih Tzu still biting at one year old?

If the biting and nipping behavior is not stopped early in the puppy’s life, he will continue to bite until he is a year old. As a dog owner, you should be aware that playing with your Shih Tzu promotes a dominant attitude that includes biting.

This is the right time to set boundaries for your dog. Stop him from having freedom all over the house. Crate training is one way, although a little more difficult at 1 year of age. Good obedience training will help prevent your dog from growing up to be an aggressive, biting Shih Tzu.

If your dog still bites when he grows up

If the biting behavior continues until your Shih Tzu becomes an adult dog, it must not have undergone good and persistent obedience training and wants to establish itself as the dominant force in the house. It may even turn against you!

The ultimate solution if training your Shih Tzu puppy fails (it will only fail if you have been erratic as a pack leader) is to seek professional help to prevent imminent attack danger.

Whether your dog grows up well-behaved or a biter is up to you. Remember, a dog is man’s best friend…if and only if you make him one.

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