Fun Tricks To Teach Your Shih Tzu!

Fun Tricks To Teach Your Shih Tzu!

A Shih Tzu is extremely adorable, moody, cuddle-bud pup! Every Shih Tzu owner will experience the thrilling, surprising and out of the box things that Shih Tzu does. Yes, they are always busy doing something or the other. But while they are getting trained and start communicating with you, it is a very likely situation that you can teach your loving pup some really cool and fun tricks.

This is the perfect way to flaunt the loving relationship between you both!

3 fun tricks to teach Shih Tzu easily!

Are you ready to prep for the A-Game?

1. Kiss of love

Fun Tricks To Teach Your Shih Tzu! - Kiss of love

Who doesn’t like to get kissed? Everyone does, especially when it is coming from your loving fur ball canine whom you love to cuddle. They will do it quite willingly as licking your face might be one of the fun activities for them. But touching your cheek with their nose is what you need to teach.

Here are the steps –

  • Keep a treat close to your cheek and command ‘kiss.’
  • As soon as they are close enough, remove it.
  • They will bump their face on your cheek.
  • After that, you treat them to form your hand.
  • Again repeat the same.

After a while, they will realize what they have to do to get the treat. This will be one of the really cool and fun tricks to teach Shih Tzu.

2. Hi-Five!

Fun Tricks To Teach Your Shih Tzu! - Hi-Five!

Everyone loves to give hi-five, and here, you can do it with your loving Shih Tzu too. It is quite simple, but make sure they are not in a bad mood. Also, be ready with the treat for the extra encouragement. Now, let’s start –

  • First, get the word that you will use to appreciate your Shih Tzu pup (yes, great, claps). This is just a way to make them feel happy.
  • Next, hold small treats in your hand and wait.
  • Once they cannot get it with their mouth, it is very likely for them to use their paw.
  • The moment they touch your hand with their paw, appreciate and give the treat.
  • Repeat this for 4-5 times.
  • Next, give your hand and say hi-five.
  • They will simply touch your hand, and you treat them after that.

Within a few days, even without the treat, they will understand the command hi-five, and you can just do it with your Shih Tzu!

3. Speak on command

Fun Tricks To Teach Your Shih Tzu! - Speak on command

Barking for no reason and doing the same on command is different. This is one of the cutest, fun tricks to teach Shih Tzu. But make sure; they also bark when things are not clear to them. It is your responsibility to help them understand what you are trying to say.  Now, begin the bark!

  • Give them a small treat first just to let your Shih Tzu know what reward is waiting.
  • Now, patiently wait and see how they get excited to get the treat.
  • The moment they bark once for it, you treat your Shih Tzu.
  • Repeat this same for few more times till they understand that it is necessary for them to bark once for getting the treat.

These are some fun tricks to teach Shih Tzu. There are much more which you can do once you start developing a strong bond of mutual understanding with each other.

Apart from these, certain things remain for you to remember while teaching these new tricks to Shih Tzu –

  • Never be harsh, rude or too pushy.
  • Always be interactive throughout the teaching process.
  • Be prepared with tasty treats!

Now, you are absolutely ready to teach some cool and fun tricks to your Shih Tzu! Enjoy!


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