How soon can I walk my new Shih Tzu or Shih Poo puppie?
This one usually bristles me. Reading up on your breed is so utmost important when deciding to purchase a pup.
The Shih Tzu are lap dogs. The Shih Tzu is not your jogging companion, nor your brisk morning or evening walking companion. However, according to the size of your new Shih Tzu pup, you can walk the pup within a limited time period. A harness with a leash is the only method that should be used when walking your Shih Tzu. Not a collar and leash. The Shih Tzu are indoor pups and were not bred to require exercise other than their playtime exercise in the home. Heat and Cold affect the Shih Tzu pup more drastically that most other breeds. Dehydration is quick to occur on the Shih Tzu pup during any type of exertion. Be cautious, use due diligence and monitor your pup carefully. Also see next article.
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