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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re struggling with your Pug then I highly recommend you check out the Perfect Pug book.