OUR FAMILY WITH DOGGIES AND PUPS Shih Tzu Puppies & Children
The Relationship Between children and Shih TzuS
Puppies can be a very special, happy and loving one, because these puppies are very affectionate and devoted to their little owners. However, some children play very rough and are even cruel to animals. This could cause your Shih Tzu Puppy to become very fearful so, always supervise small children when they are around your Shih Tzu Puppy (especially with children under the age of 10). No rough play is ever allowed. This is a safety concern because these pups have fragile, developing bones. They could end up with a displaced hip or even a fractured bone.
Have your child approach your Shih Tzu Puppy quietly and calmly. Tell your child to speak in a soft, fun voice to the pup and not to shout. Have your child pet the puppy often on its back and under the chin area. Do not allow your child to grab or tightly hug the puppy. Keep your child’s face away from the puppy’s just in case they may play bite. Be careful not to step on or trip over the puppy. Never tease your Shih Tzu Puppy!
I believe that children should play with your new Shih Tzu Puppy often, but should only be done under constant supervision.
Your Shih Tzu Puppy can teach your children all of the joys of a canine friendship. Children must learn to have fun with your puppy but to be gently and very careful, doing this they will eventually become life-long friends!