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How does a Shih Tzu bark?

Shih Tzus are a very active breed. His energy level is always high. They spend it playing and being curious about their surroundings. Following you and making barking and barking noises are two other things they do. Generally, they will calm down in six months to a year with proper training.

Incessant barking can be caused by your Shih Tzu’s activation. If you are at home, regulate your triggers by keeping your home calm and peaceful. Turn down the volume on your televisions and radios. Prevent children from teasing your pet. If you want a calm dog, its environment should also be peaceful.

Do Shih Tzus Bark a Lot

When it comes to barking and how much it barks, it really comes down to the specific dog. Shih Tzus, as a breed, are not what you would consider excessively barking dogs.

Some small breed dogs have a bad reputation for barking. Shih Tzus do not fall into that category.

Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is a typical cause of barking when a dog is left alone.

A dog’s physical and emotional need to be with other humans can cause separation anxiety.


As the owner or potential owner of a Shih Tzu, you must understand that they love to communicate and express themselves by barking. When they are trying to express their excitement about an adventure or something else, they just bark.

Your dog might bark at the sound of your electric mixer, or when you or any other family member has just arrived. You shouldn’t take this too seriously. It’s just his little way of bonding with you.

Shih Tzu’s first bark

What you should keep in mind is that you should never force your Shih Tzu to bark. Let this happen naturally and avoid forcing things. Doing that will only lead to disappointment and you certainly want to let your pup roam free. Let him strain his vocal cords on his own and start barking.

We can assure you that this will be a much more interesting and frankly surprising moment that will impress you a lot. Even if your Shih Tzu is quiet, that doesn’t mean he isn’t getting ready to bark. Sure, you might want to brag that your pup ended up barking faster than any other pup. But instead of doing that, focus on the essentials.