Post To Pep Up #11

Breed Focus: Pictures and videos of the Shih Tzu



In this post:

  • Motivational Quote
  • Greetings
  • Breed High Five: 5 Shih Tzu pictures…
  • Famous people who own or owned Shih Tzu dogs
  • Money saving corner
  • General traits of the Shih Tzu
  • Shih Tzu Videos!
  • Breed High Five: 5 more Shih Tzu pictures…
  • Next post’s Breed Focus.


Think about… #11

“You may delay, but time will not.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Hello and welcome!

Remember, achieving success in this noise phobia therapy – a step to ensure your dog‘s health and happiness – is more like a long distance running, rather than a sprint. It is best for you and your dog to approach this as one of the things that you simply need to do on a daily basis, while you are going through the Steps. When you have finished Step 5, you are free! Except it is highly advisable, can I say necessary, long after the process is finished, to maintain the sound immunity, by playing the sounds once in a while again, and especially before known, scary events.

This is just as muscle strength, that you have gained in the gym, must be maintained. If you sit down on a sofa in front of the TV for a year, doing nothing with your body, then you will surely end up as a couch potato!  Some people start this kind of thing very enthusiastically and then lose their mojo. Please, please, for your dog, build this into a habit. It‘s only a few weeks or months anyway.  And this is just about pushing a button on the audio device, and then you can do whatever you please while the audio device does its job.


Breed High Five: 5 Shih Tzu Pictures







Page Suggestion: The Quick Focus page

Need a quick overview of the method, to brush up on your memory? Go to the Quick Focus page . It has a colorful infograph and a super short video that are designed just for that!



Page Suggestion: The Fear Signs page

Is your dog distressed or relaxec and indifferent during the playing of the therapy sounds? These are the signs that will guide you wether it is necessary to continue playing the sounds in this place at the volume level of your present Step, or if it is time to step up to the next Step above, and raise the volume a bit. Turn to the Fear Signs page for an in-depth overview of the fear signs that will tell you if your dog is or is not ready for a step up in sound volume.



Famous persons who own or owned a Shih Tzu dog

  • Reality TV star, designer and actress Nicole Richie (daughter of singer Lionel Richie) is the owner of a Shih Tzu named Honeychild.
  • The actor Colin Farrell is the happy owner of a Shih Tzu hamed Bonny. In a movie that Farell starred in, “Seven Psychopaths,” Farrell‘s character got caught in a plot to kidnap a dog of that same breed. So whether it is on set or off, Colin Farrell is cuddling a Tzu…
  • The Shih Tzu Harry belongs to Geri Halliwell, one of the former five members of the Spice Girls.
  • American stage, film and television actress Betty Buckley is the happy owner of no less than three Shih Tzu dogs. Their names are Bridget, Gemma and Jessie.
  • Bing and Bong, two adorable Shih Tzus belong to the singer Mariah Carey.
  • The superstar pop singer Queen Bey, or Beyonce, has a Shih Tzu named Munchie.
  • The Shih Tzu Lollipop belongs to actress Andie MacDowell.
  • The American stand-up comedian Susie Essman, known from Curb Your Enthusiasm, owns Sumo, a Shih Tzu.
  • What type of dog is owned by the world‘s richest man? Yes, software tycoon Bill Gates who founded Microsoft owns a Shih Tzu named Ballmer. The interesting thing about this name is that Steve Ballmer was CEO of Microsoft from 2000-2014, and also the first business manager at the company back in 1980.
  • Queen Elizabeth II isn‘t just about Corgis and Dachshunds. Her Royal Highness is also the owner of a Shih Tzu named Choo Choo.


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General traits of the Shih Tzu

Common Characteristics

  • Happy and sweet natured temperament.
  • Very attached to people and family.
  • Less demanding and yappy than other breeds.
  • Doesn‘t need much exercise.
  • Enjoys cuddling and snuggling.
  • Good pet for senior citizens.
  • Peaceful with other pets.

 Some Challenges

  • Can have a stubborn aristocratic streak.
  • Socialization is necessary.
  • Training goes well if based on food and praise.
  • Not good with toddlers or small children.
  • Frequent brushing and combing is necessary.
  • Can be difficult house breaking.
  • Susceptible to heat stroke.


Selected Shih Tzu Videos!


Shih Tzu Facts

Posted by Best Breed Ever – 2:27 minutes – on Youtube


10 Funniest Shih Tzu Videos

Posted by World’s Fuzziest Videos – 7:37 minutes – on Youtube

(To watch the videos at the source, just click the “Youtube” logo in the bottom right corner of the video)


Breed High Five: 5 More Shih Tzu Pictures







Page Suggestion: The Keep Everyone Happy page

It is possible that not everyone will be happy about these sounds, when you are playing them. It is important to get everone who may be affected, be it household members or others, to tolerate this process while it is active.See the Keep Everyone Happy page for tips on how to empower everyone to accept this therapy process.



Page Suggestion: The Six Factors of Success

Your dog‘s wellbeing is the goal of the WeStopFear program. This wellbeing, given that your dog is among the great number of dogs who will be sensitive to unknown noises, hangs on this program will be completed successfully. This hopeful success is based on several factors coming together. Each of these factors, if it does not turn out rigth, can jeopardise the process. Each dog owner needs to look this dynamic with an open mind. To learn about what are the fundamental building blocks of success, and what can stand in the way to it, look at The Six Factors of Success page .




Next Post’s Breed Focus: Bulldog

In Post To Pep Up #12, we will give you two high-fives about the Bulldog , tell you about famous people who own or owned a dog of this breed, and some Bulldog videos as well!


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