December is here and that means Christmas is right around the corner. Though the hustle and bustle of the holidays is hard on young pups and new owners alike, many people choose to surprise their loved ones with a puppy from Santa. If you decide to get a Lacy this holiday season, make sure you prepare the entire family for the new addition, especially children. To ensure a smooth transition, sit down with your kids and go over these guidelines for safely handling a Lacy.

Puppies are cute and loads of fun but they are also a lot of work! There are some important things you should know about our new Lacy puppy.

  1. Puppies are still babies and can be hurt more easily than you might think. They do not like to be dropped or kicked. You shouldn’t hold them on their back or pull their tail and ears. Big dogs don’t like these things either.
  2. Puppies have sharp teeth. Puppies play rough with other puppies and, even though they may not mean to, they can hurt you with their teeth. Try to keep your hands away from their mouth.
  3. Puppies like to lick. They will lick your face, hands and pretty much anything you will let them. But you shouldn’t let them, because puppies eat all types of things, including poop! Do you really want a poopy kiss?
  4. Puppies need their sleep. They are still growing and need naps to be healthy and happy. When they are snuggled up and sleeping, leave them alone and let them rest.
  5. Puppies also need clean water at all times and must be fed regularly. It is also important that their bed and living areas are clean. They can get sick if they aren’t taken good care of. One of the best things you can do for a puppy is help take care of it.

Always remember that Lacys are very energetic and driven working dogs. They are usually too much for small children and kids of all ages need to learn about proper dog handling. Educate yourself, your family and your Lacy to create a happy home for everyone.