The Shih Tzu is a dog that definitely needs to be trained. And the sooner education begins, the better. It will be good if a professional dog handler who specializes in this particular breed will work with the “chrysanthemum” dog. Such a professional will not break the psyche and steel character of the Shih Tzu: with the correct positioning, an intelligent dog will accept a mentor by itself.
Shih Tzu puppies perceive training as a game. Therefore, if you miss the moment, the dog can grow wayward: it will bark loudly, grab the pets by the legs and bully when the owners are not at home.
At the same time, “lion dogs” respond well to human speech and quickly memorize commands. But do not think that they are capable of circus tricks and unquestioning obedience: they are animals with an innate sense of self-esteem.