The fetch command is one of the most basic commands you can teach your Shih Tzu command. Besides teaching your dog a new skill, it’s also a great way to have fun with your dog, and at the same time, to get him to exercise. More than that, it’s also your chance to get your dogs to pick up things for you (you wish!).
It’s a must that you understand that it’s not an easy thing to do before you push through with teaching your dog to fetch. Many dogs are natural retrievers and very good at it; this is often the case with spaniels, labradors, and, of course, retrievers.
They’re so good at playing fetch because it’s in their genes. They were brought up by humans for it.