He and I went for a nice walk today. Worked on Heel and Autosit and Come. He likes training and enjoyed being petted as praise. When we got to his kennel and he was in his bed he stared mean mugging me (curling his lip) and so I decided to put some gloves on. That way if he bit he wouldn’t get reinforced that biting works. I’m glad I did because he did muzzle bop my fingers and he was very confused I kept petting him like nothing happened. I hope that this handling of his anxiety, along with some other therapy, will help him move past his fear based biting.
Shih Tzu are one of my all time favorite breeds so I’m very excited to get to know this Cutie even if he does mean mug me a little. I won’t take it personally. Welcome Frank Mason!