Pugs are possibly one of the most sought-after dog breeds. Their distinctive physical features like their wrinkled and wrinkled muzzle and large, loving eyes along with their charismatic personality are part of what makes them so cute and adorable. Unfortunately, many people acquire this playful little dog before doing their due diligence on how to train a Pug or understand the psychological profile of the typical Pug.
Pugs, in addition to being fun, loving, sensitive, and loyal, they are also stubborn, manipulative, and overly trusting. Therefore, pug obedience training is a high priority and should be carried out as soon as possible. Ideally anytime from 12 weeks of age to 6 months of age. Do your training in small isolated blocks of time. Puppies, like children, have a short attention span. The key to success is repeating, repeating, repeating, and reinforcing positive behavior with rewards.
It’s also important to know that pugs are highly motivated by food!
If you already own a pug, you have likely witnessed many pugs act larger than they are. They are also very eager to greet new people and other dogs and are prone to jumping on others to get their attention. These traits can be safety concerns for your pug if left unaddressed, but luckily they are easily corrected with proper training.
Another attribute of a pug is its desire to please. Pugs are people’s dogs and they yearn to be by your side all the time. This is important to keep in mind because it can lead to attachment and socialization problems. It is recommended to accustom your pug to other humans and dogs at a young age. Pugs generally interact very well with others, especially young children.
Once the psychology of Pug is understood, you are ready to move on to the actual mechanics of Pug training. You can find a more detailed article by searching for “pug training” or “how to train a pug”, but here is an abbreviated list for your convenience.
First, you must establish your role as alpha dog and take control of your home. Although innocent little pugs are stubborn and … They really are a different breed and have a way of their own. Have you ever heard the phrase “I don’t own a dog, I own a PUG”? Many Pug owners allow their dogs freedom of action around the house, including their bedding and capes. This type of owner behavior can send mixing signals and give the Pug the impression that he is the alpha dog of the house.
Once your alpha position is established, you need to create ground rules for acceptable behavior around the house. Do not be seduced by the cuteness of your pug! It’s not cute for your pup to bite you while playing or tilt his head when you call him to come and just sit there, or bark at squirrels, or, or … well, I hope you get the point here. . Everything you do or don’t do is considered Pug training in your Pug’s eyes. You need to determine if your pug will be able to sit on the couch, in bed, order food, etc., from the day your new companion comes home with you.
Pugs are creatures of habit, so you will need to establish a regular schedule that your Pug can count on day after day. Here are some areas to consider when creating a consistent schedule.
- Feeding times
- Play time / mental stimulation
I hope this article has been helpful to you.
Until next time!