Shih-Poo - Shihpoo Question

My 1 year old shihpoo, has been well awkward. He was never a good guard/watch dog. He doesn`t...


My 1 year old shihpoo, has been well awkward. He was never a good guard/watch dog. He doesn`t bark. On rare times he does we cheer him on, but it doesn`t work. He is untrainable, very stubborn,and never listens. I need a way to train him. I love him very much. About the barking, should i take him to the vet? Please Respond:)

    In Shih-Poo - Shihpoo - Asked by Anonymous - 3/28/2012 12:05:47 PM
My BFF has a shihpoo but she is a very good watchdog. But I know how to solve your problem. On one day, fake a black out. Make the dog believe that there is nobody home and open the door, and pretend that you're a robber. Your dog SHOULD bark. If he doesn't, then.............
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/20/2012 7:45:22 PM


You dont need to worry about him not barking. My Shih Poo is not very vocal either. This is just how the breed is. If he doesnt want to bark so be it. Leave him alone.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/26/2012 1:55:53 PM


It doesn't seem that the breed is very consistent yet because I have a shihpoo that barks all the time and I've also heard about quiet shy ones. They also seem quite hard to train, if you can train them at all. My shihpoo was really heard to potty train. I don't think there is anything wrong with your dog though but if you are worried, why not ask at your next vet trip.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/30/2012 6:50:49 PM