The Shih Tzu dog is very intelligent and very capable of understanding its own situation and they are also capable of holding a grudge as well.
Because they are intelligent the Shih Tzu understands when they are being left behind and they can also hold a grudge against the species of animal that abused and abandoned them ? humans.
As able as they are to hold a grudge a Shih Tzu rescue dog is also capable of sensing when it is truly loved and can return that love once it feels comfortable. Unfortunately not all of the anguish the dog has been through will be forgotten and some may have physical scars for the rest of their lives, but if you give them a chance they may just reward you with love.
A Shih Tzu rescue dog requires a lot of specialized care and attention and one of the places you can get advice on that kind of care and attention is your vet. Your vet deals with abused animals all day long and they are trained to not only care for the animals but to also communicate with them.
They can be a great help at offering you the advice you may need to get through to your Shih Tzu.
A Shih Tzu breeder not only deals with new Shih Tzu pups but they also deal with abandoned and abused Shih Tzu dogs as well. Part of an agreement that the Shih Tzu breeder has with its customer is that it will take back a Shih Tzu if the owner no longer wants it or cannot care from it. A Shih Tzu breeder will know how to care for a Shih Tzu rescue dog.
By their very nature a Shih Tzu dog can be very difficult to train. Housebreaking alone can take as long as six months. When you add to that the trauma of a previous owner’s abuse, it makes the job that much more difficult. You need extreme patience to get through to a Shih Tzu rescue dog as they are very intelligent and can tell when something is going wrong. Positive reinforcement and a lot of love should help you get through to your dog.
Congratulations on your Shih Tzu rescue dog and you should be thanked by all animal lovers for what you are doing. Your Shih Tzu wants to thank you too but you have to remember that it is adjusting to something new from a life where all it knew was abuse so they will make mistakes. Never punish the Shih Tzu rescue dog, as they don’t understand punishment and punishment may push them even further from you. Be patient.
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