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Tiny Tzu Tips: Miracle Shih Tzu, Issue #001 -- teaser here
January 18, 2015
Hello and Welcome to the Tiny Tzu Tips: Miracle Shih Tzu Newsletter

Quote of the Month

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain

Tip of the Month

Keep your Tzu's face clean and dry by offering water from a water bottle. You can purchase these bottles on line or at your local pet store.

Look for them in the small animal aisle. For multiple dog households, I recommend the larger bottles such as those sold for rabbits. Smaller ones (ferret) work great for that one special Tzu.

Bebe Mocha's Puppies Have Been Sold

All six puppies have found new homes and will be going home next week. This was a great group-very loving and affection-perfect cuddle buddies.

They are now very active and play much of the day. We thought it might be fun to see what they would do in the snow. Ordinarily Shih Tzu love snow and don't mind the cold. Unfortunately we've had some really cold days.

But, I was patient, and when the temperature rose a little I took the opportunity to introduce them to snow. Visit the website and click on the Available Puppies tab to view a video of them playing in the snow.

This was their first time outside, but you'd never know it the way they took to the great outdoors.

Want to be the first to see this video? Available Puppies

Training Tips

It's all about timing.

In dealing with human children, we always try to "catch them being good." It is no different with puppies. If you want them to respond to a command, first "catch" and reward them when they are doing what you want. The easiest commands to teach are those that they already know how to do such as sit and down.

After you catch them and reward, you can then add a verbal or hand clue and of course reward. Some puppies pick up these commands immediately, but not all, so don't get discouraged. Short training sessions several times a day work best.

Getting the timing right isn't as easy as it sounds. I still need to concentrate and practice constantly. Read more about puppy training tips. Shih Tzu Training

Doggie Treats

Have a favorite treat that your dog simply devours?

Here's a list of a few that our dogs love:

Cut up hot dogs or sausage, String cheese cut up in tiny pieces, Tiny apple pieces, Tiny carrot pieces, Green beans (cooked, Banana, Small bite size cooked sweet potato, Tiny bite size pieces of chicken, turkey, ham or beef, Raw or cooked broccoli and cauliflower

New Arrivals

Haven had a litter of two new babies, a girl and a boy, born January 12th, sometime between 2 and 4 AM on my son's pillow.

What is it with these Maltese Girls--I think they missed the memo about whelping in a whelping box.

These puppies are Maltese-Shih Tzu Hybrids. Mom and babies are doing fine, and my son didn't loose a second of sleep! We'll be adding more pictures soon. But in the meantime, take a quick peak. Shih Tzu Nursery A

Pedicure Tips

Need some advice on purchasing supplies for a pedicure or manicure (never sure which it is with dogs). We've offered some suggestions based on a little new research and what works for us. Check it out. Nail supplies

Miracle Shih Tzu Blog

We may have added some new pages since you visited us last. Visit our blog to see if you missed anything. We add pages frequently, or at least as often as we can (that is in between, caring for, grooming, training, and everything else that goes along with living with as many dogs as we do.)

Miracle Shih Tzu Blog

Can't Find the Information You Need

Did you know I own another doggie site with tons of information not found on Miracle Shih Tzu? That's right, it is called Small Dog Place and though it is devoted to all things Small Dog, much of the information that may be "missing" from Miracle Shih Tzu can be found here. Check it out. Small Dog Place Thanks,


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