Please remind children of some simple rules that will keep your Shih Tzu safe:
Show your child how to pick up a Shih Tzu puppy: Approach from the side, kneeling down to cradle the pup, one hand on the rump, the other gently yet firmly holding the tummy /chest area. A child should never: Run, spin, jump, swing the pup around when holding a Tzu.
Never point a finger at or poke at the puppy. Remind your child how tender the nose, eyes are. Teach that “tail
pulling” must not be done.
Supervise grooming. There is no reason why a youngster cannot be part of grooming care, especially brushing the coat and helping to give baths, however please do teach the steps of proper grooming
techniques. As your child grows, you will have a helper who can take over these tasks!
Remind children that they must never give a piece of their own food to the Shih Tzu.