A pug puppy for many owners at first glance seems like a toy. This plush creature promises to fill life with bright colors with its cute appearance, so the sale of pugs is very common and popular. In order for the dog to grow up well-mannered and not cause inconvenience to the owners, the pug must be brought up from the first days of his appearance in the house.
Features of Training a Pug at Home
Pug training should begin as soon as it appears in the house. First, you need to establish contact with the dog: accustom him to the nickname, build confidence. The pug should not be afraid of you, as a frightened dog cannot be taught anything.
When a puppy begins to react to his name, it means that he already understands that the owner is addressing him and wants something from him. Next, you need to train the pug puppy to the place. The main thing in this matter is patience and consistency.
To accustom a pug to cleanliness means to ensure that the puppy learns to go to the toilet on the street or on a diaper. The second option with decorative dogs is very common, but it must be borne in mind that it will be difficult for a dog accustomed to a diaper to wean him from fulfilling his needs at home. In addition, any dog needs a long walk, and a pug is no exception.
Another aspect of cleanliness is feeding. The pug needs to be fed in one place, forbidding them to run around with food throughout the apartment, and then eat wherever he wants.
Most owners pre-set themselves that training a pug at home will require a lot of patience from them. To some extent, they are right.
Representatives of the breed are smart and quickly understand what is needed from them, but they are in no hurry to show miracles of obedience. They may simply not want to execute commands or do it with an air of great favor. At the same time, if you show perseverance, then even a teenager can teach a pug the set of commands necessary for a quiet life together.
Remember that the pug will not, like a student at school, study all day. The optimal training time for a pug is 10 – 15 minutes 2 – 3 times a day. You can also practice the acquired skills during the day.
Pug Training: Basic Commands
Most of the owners of decorative dogs are limited to a minimum training course, consisting of the following commands:
- WATCH ME
- DROP IT
- LEAVE IT
- HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS
- TAKE IT
But dogs that demonstrate wonders of ingenuity look very attractive. For example, a pug that brings an item the owner needs, or a dancing pet.
Representatives of this breed will be the object of everyone’s attention if they learn to perform any unusual or funny tricks on command. Therefore, if you want to make your life more interesting, and turn your pug into an object of general attention, then do not be afraid of difficulties. Any pug can be taught several dozen commands and make him an interesting friend and useful helper.