You may not have thought of networking as being an important part of adopting a Shih Tzu. There are a number of reasons why networking can make the adoption more successful. It can help you in choosing the right pet for you and enhance the experience of being a Shih Tzu owner.
Before Adopting A Shih Tzu
Before you actually adopt a Shih Tzu, you can learn a lot about the breed by networking with people who already own one. While there are many good ways to learn about the Shih Tzu breed, nothing beats the first-hand experience of speaking to a Shih Tzu owner. You can network with owners, either in person or online, and get very positive results. Most Shih Tzu owners will love to share information with you, as well as personal stories about life with their pet.
You can gain a wealth of valuable information and input from them and you may even make some new friends. Networking is also good after you have adopted your new Shih Tzu and taken him home. In many instances, the best place to get advice and the answers to questions is from people who have experience in owning these wonderful little dogs.
They can be the ideal source of information, as well as developing friendships based on your common interest. In some regions, you may even be able to find specific clubs not far from where you live. In addition to these informal ways of networking, you may also be interested in the UK or American Kennel Club or a similar organization.
The American Kennel Club is the perfect source for everything you need to know about your breed of Shih Tzu if you live in the USA or the Kennel Club if you reside in the UK. They also provide listings of clubs, listings of breeders, and much, much more.
After Shih Tzu Adoption
Whether you have already adopted a Shih Tzu, or are still considering all of the possibilities, the firsthand information you receive by networking with other Shih Tzu owners will be beyond compare.
It should definitely be in your plans when you are adopting a new pet. Don't forget as well as adopting your new family member from a reputable breeder there are also many Shih Tzu rescue organisations out there. Check out the great video below showing how a new Shih Tzu Puppy (Chopper in this case) can really add to your family. Older dogs as well are just as much of delight.