Sorry if this sounds condescending (but I felt compelled to say it) it's really not meant to be a jab at you but I had a chuckle at the end of this vision of a person running from a shit-tzu, as I read the story I was picturing the typical dog that inspires fear in most non-dog ppl. I mean you were talking about him like he was a snarling RottweilerYep, i dropped some food and water last night before i "ran" away.
If he was puppy trained at Petsmart, then i'm sure he's not a biter unless he feels threatened right? Would stepping into his territory be a form of threatening to him? I'm okay with him running towards me and sniffing me, but having his front legs up on me freaks me out.
True, but I can block them with the sole of my shoe (so they bite that instead, NOT to kick) still its not as threatening as a large dog who really means business.Ever had a snarling Shih'Tzu come after you and go for your ankle? It's not too much fun. More fun that a Rottweiler I suppose, but still not very fun.