Best indoor activities for shih tzus

7 Feb

Shih tzus are hyper and energetic dogs that need at least 30 minutes of physical and mental exercise each day. Though walks are the traditional way to give your shih tzu exercise, the weather may be too cold or too hot for your shih tzu. My shih tzu Osi holds his paws up when he’s had enough of the cold weather, but as soon as he gets home, he is still restless and active. He will bark at strangers from the window sill, he will chew shoes and jeans lying on the ground, and he will run around the whole house if you don’t tire him out. With alternative indoor activities, you will avoid excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity.

 

Sources:

Source 1: Partnership for animal Welfare Inc., exercise benefits, http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_ExerciseBenefits.html
Source 2: APCA, Exercise for dogs, http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-articles/exercise-for-dogs
Source 3: Dogs in Distress, Exercise and play, http://www.dogsindistress.org/adopta-dog/health-wellbeing/exercise-and-play/
Source 4: ASPCA, Teaching your dog to play hide-and-seek, http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-articles/teaching-your-dog-to-play-hide-and-seek
Source 5: The Humane Society of the United States, Dog Toys, http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/dog_toys.html
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Source 9: Jennifer Messer, Brain Boosting Games, http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/brainboostinggames

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