THE SHIHTZU is the sweetest dog in this world but left
untrained they return to their animal side. Here is the way I explain it. You adopt a dog and you name your sweet
little dog, lets call her SUGAR. Now Sugar is a beautiful princess and you treat her like it with no boundaries, free
run of the house, no guidance, only affection, maybe some exercise, but mainly affection. You got her to give you love
and that is her job, your job to her is unfinished it appears because she has starting chewing, and snarling at you and P'g
and pooping on your floor and now even on the furniture, maybe your bed, maybe your clothes......Well let's say there
are two sides to your dog. One is called Sugar and one is called animal. The animal part is in control and Sugar
is just along for the ride because that is what you taught her. You, the pack leader, taught her her only job is to love you,
so when the animal in her brain reacts she has no control over it and neither do you. Understand.? She can
be retrained to control but her brain has to be taught..... now let's go to work and fix the animal part of
Sugar's brain so she can be the loving little companion you wanted.
Your puppy has to go back to
zero and learn each step to 10, whether you can do that or a professional trainer is needed depends on the age and severity
of the problem and YOUR knowledge, dedication &ability to stay calm . start reading Cesar Millan's
information and read as much of it as you can find. You can google him or download his books to your computer pads.
I recommend the "how to raise the perfect puppy" book for a starting place.
|THose leashes and halters I put on your puppies
|aren't just to look pretty, USE THEM, it is the difference in being pack leader or NOT!
NEVER REWARD INTENSITY... barking, hopping around,
the unsettled brain state can't learn, she must learn "calm submission" she/he can ONLY learn that from
a calm/relaxed/pack leader. Deep breath in hold
four seconds, exhale, relax, shake your fingers, take leash, head
looking forward, shoulders up and back, relax and go. exercise is key. then we correct but ONLY if you know HOW
to correct. your anger, frustration,nervousness, fear, anxiety (human emotions make animal brain unable to learn). if
you don't know the correct way, do nothing, get help ASAP.
If you DO NOT or CANNOT walk your dog on a leash calmly, YOU are not
in control of your dog
There is always HOPE when you give the EFFORT
MUST ALWAYS BE: CALM / PACK LEADER / CALM
Training your dog is about body language & touch
Training YOU is about Education-Understanding-Following through
Once you KNOW BETTER you will DO BETTER!