What is the very first thing you want to teach your new puppy? In my experience it is to teach him the right way and place to go to the bathroom. Your precious little pug doesn’t yet know how to do this correctly and its your responsibility as his caretaker to teach him.
When I first got my Pug puppy the first thing I did was to begin house training him. It took some patience and a little dedication but within a month my little guy knew how to use the potty the proper way. There are two things that helped me house train my puppy, one was paying attention to him and the other was setting a schedule
A schedule will help your pug learn what he should be doing and what to expect from you. So setting up a schedule is really important. This doesn’t have to interfere with your day in any way. Just set it up to where your pug will know when he will be able to go outside to do his business.
Take him out the first thing in the morning when you and he both wake up
15-30 minutes after he eats
When your puppy has taken a nap
If you see your little guy sniffing around looking for a spot to relieve himself
It is a good idea to use a routine along with your schedule. Take your puppy to the same place every time he has to go. This will teach him to use that spot and he will always search for it when he needs to go to the bathroom.
Remember to also let your Pug walk around and enjoy the outside once he finishes his business. This way he won’t have it in his mind that the only way he can get to go outside is if he wants to go potty. So he will do a much a quicker and better job of relieving himself.
The first reason to always clean up any mess your Pug may accidentally make is pretty obvious. Your house will smell like pee and poop. Cleaning up shouldn’t be hard and usually just simply using a paper towel and then washing will do the trick. But this only fixes issue of the smell for you and your home.
The second reason is because if you don’t clean up good then he will continue to go in that same spot. Because of this you need to make sure you clean up the mess very well and do not leave any odors that both you and your puppy can smell. Pugs have a stronger sense of smell than us humans so try using special cleaning products to get rid of the odors completely. You can find these products at almost any pet store, just read the labels and it will say that it removes both urine and odors.
Make sure to keep an eye on your little bundle of energy. You will learn the signs of when he needs to pee or poop pretty quickly. And once you do that you can start to make sure your Pug only goes where it is ok.
Whenever you catch your puppy in the act of going to the bathroom where he isn’t supposed to make sure to let him know that it is not ok. Don’t stand there and let him finish and then try to correct him. This wont teach your Pug puppy anything. He won’t even know why you are punishing him or what you are trying to tell him. The only way he will understand is if you correct his action while he is doing it.
The best way to let him know it isn’t ok is to simply show your disappointment while he starts to do his business use language that will let him know he has to stop right away. You don’t need to yell or be aggressive. Just a simple stern no will do the job. As soon as he stops take Your puppy outside and let him finish there, and praise him for doing the right thing. If you keep on yelling or shouting at your little guy once he is outside then he will think its wrong to go there as well.
Remember that house training takes some patience. It will take a while for your Pug to fully understand that it is not ok to go potty wherever he wants. He will slowly learn where it is ok to go and he will ask you to go there when he needs to. Take your time and put your love and care into the whole process.
If you own a Pug of your own I also highly recommend that you check out Pug Perfect if you haven’t already.