Why do Shih Tzu's nip alot all of a sudden?

I have a 3 year old female Shih Tzu and she is the most gentle loving cute little dog that is soo playful and needs alot of attention...which she gets...but lately she has been nipping alot...if u try and pick her up she will go for ur face or ur hand...not sure why?


She wasn't like this before...maybe if u disturb her sleeping i get it but she is already being playful and then she just snaps its seems...unfortunately she has not been outside for her daily walks lately, due to being sooo cold out that I wonder if this has anything to do with her getting aggressive? Please help!!

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Feb 14, 2015
nipping shihtzu
by: karen

has her routine changed other than not walking due to the cold?

is she in pain somewhere? I would take her to the vet to see if she is experiencing pain any where first

shihtzus do not like their routine changed, but I have not heard of one that resorted to nipping

Feb 19, 2015
Shih Tzu nipping
by: Anonymous

Hi Karen,

No...her routine is still the same except for the walks during the day...that is the only thing that has changed.

Thanks

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