Many pugs end up in shelters because they don’t turn out the way their owners hoped they would, but this can often be avoided. A well trained pug can become a happy, healthy, and well adjusted member of the family. The process of turning a pug who is not obedient to one who is can be hard; however, if you are willing to take some time and utilize some helpful advice, you can do it. Continue reading.
pugs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. If you get your pug to focus on you, it will help his behavior.
Have a treat ready to reward your pug after it properly completes a task you ask it to do. You want your pug to recognize that when you give it a command and it does the task, it is doing what you want it to do. This is how they’ll know what to do and what not to do.
Give your pug a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. This way, you are aware of when your pug will need to do his business, and you can take him outside before an accident occurs. Being consistent will teach the pug to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Whenever your pug jumps onto you, grab their paw and gentle squeeze to make sure they understand that jumping is not good behavior. You will not be hurting them if you squeeze them softly, they just do not like it. After some time, they won’t jump on anyone because they’ll associate it with being made to feel uncomfortable.
Challenging though it may be, you can have a pug who is obedient, loving and healthy. It’s your job to train them to get them to that state. By following these steps you can make your pug a part of the family.