Pug Behavior – Common Disobedience Problems

Owning a Pug can be loads of fun. They love to play and run around, and they will do anything to grab your attention. They do all of this with the help of their natural urges, urges that may not be ideal for everyone.

It is your job to know and understand the type of disobedience problems your Pug may have and their cause. Taking the proper action to correct these problems is important. It will not only get you to have a well behaved Pug, but your pug will also be happy that he has pleased you. Here are some common disobedience problems Pugs may have:


Pretty much all dogs know how to bark and love to do so. Your pug is no different, he won’t hesitate to voice his opinion when he wants to. It is up to you as his owner and leader to teach him when it is alright to bark and when he should remain quite. Remember that it is natural for your Pug to bark, it’s how he voices his opinions and worries. So don’t try to stop him from barking, but rather teach him when it is appropriate to let out a few barks.

Potty Training

This may be the worst disobedience problem you can have. It is not only dirty and messy, but can also be very smelly. You don’t want your Pug to go to the bathroom in the house and you want him to know that. Take immediate action the second you get your Pug. Show him where he is allowed to go to the bathroom and where he isn’t. Also make sure to clean up any mess your Pug may make. If you don’t the smell will give him permission to go into the same spot again. In his mind, if he went potty there before successfully then he should be allowed to go there again.

Extreme Begging

Pugs have been breed to be extremely close to humans. This means that your Pug wants and needs your attention almost 100% of the time. Most of the time this is a good thing and you and your Pug have a fun time, but sometimes this can be a problem. You may have work you have to do or just want some alone time, but your Pug keeps on begging and whining for you to play with him.

Do not always give in to your little guys begging and whining, show him that you are the boss and he will get attention when you decide to give it to him. This may seem a bit cruel and harsh but it is necessary for him to learn that he will get attention when you can give it to him, not when he wants it.


It is common for Pugs to want to chew on something. They have natural urges to want to hunt something down and then tear it up. When they get the idea to do this they will find what they can and then destroy it. You really don’t want this problem to keep on getting worse. It will end up costing you lots of money. Take action as soon as you notice your Pug chewing on something he isn’t supposed to.

Know What You are Doing

Any disobedience problems that your Pug may have do not have to be permanent. As long as you know how to identify them and take proper action, you can turn them around. Correct the behavior as soon as it starts and don’t let it go on and get worse. You are the smarter one out of the two of you. Your Pug just doesn’t know any better and needs your guidance to know how to behave.

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8 Responses to “Pug Behavior – Common Disobedience Problems”

  1. Ken Leffler says:

    We have two concerns with our pug. 1 – He will come in the house just after we have taken her out to go pee or poo and she will then squat by the door and go pee. Other problem and it can get her killed, is she will run from us and will not listen or come back and she will evade us. Ken

  2. Lisa Perry says:

    Why does one of my four Pugs pees on others?

  3. Kahla says:

    My pug is a sociopath. All she does is run around and is constantly licking my face or scratching me apart. What can I do?

  4. Michelle says:

    I have two pugs from the same litter and one eats the others poo! Does anyone know know why he does this?

  5. Steph says:

    Our family recently adopted a rescue pug. We are having a difficult time with her peeing and pooping in the house. We are diligent on letting her out however she continues to make a mess in our home. We are not certain of her upbringing or why she was put up for adoption and don’t get me wrong she settled in to our home well with our 12 year old pug!!!

    • Melisa says:

      Try putting your pugs bed in the area where she peed or poo’d, It worked for us. I also spray Glen 20 in the area after I clean up the mess, she didn’t like the smell.

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