If you have a Shih Tzu pup at home, you might have often thought of taking him along to the departmental store for shopping. But you could never gather the confidence of braving this task, anticipating the crazy stuff your pup might end up doing.
But that’s not the case. If you allow your Shih Tzu only a few doggo liberties at the shopping store, he will be more than happy and behave like the most obedient pup!
Firstly, please don’t tie a chain too tight and be a control freak! It’s the worst way to treat your puppy. Shih Tzus get really sad at that. Allow him some free time around the isles. Let him explore his treasure island! All he will do is wag his fluffy tail and walk at your heels. Such adorable munchkins these are!
The second thing you do is, let him stare at his favorite stuff on the shelves. It doesn’t matter if it is some hair dye or soap and detergents. If he wants to simply gape at them, just let him. After all, he is not causing any harm or damage!
Next thing you do is, pay him some attention and carry him around in your arms for a while. Walking around for the whole time can tire him out. Moreover, he doesn’t have his blanket around to sit and relax. And sitting on the dirty floor will call for a bathing session. So the best thing is to carry him in your arms, only for a while. This way he will know that you aren’t ignoring him and his little paws will get some rest.
And you know what, he will be happiest if you can place him on a high shelf! He loves to see the world from up there.
Apart from all these, the most important thing you should keep in mind is to keep a strict watch over him. Give him freedom but under a close vigilance. Shih Tzus are very friendly dogs and can socialize with anyone with ease. And more than your mischievous pet, you really can’t trust people and their bizarre habits. Look out for anyone who wants to hurt him in the name of cuddling.
So shake off your inhibitions and tag along with your Shih Tzu pup the next time you are out for shopping. You can also check out some of Shih Tzu quirks when out shopping with his master:
Now that you know the dos and don’ts; have a happy shopping session with your darling Shih Tzu!