The pug is a breed of decorative dogs. By purchasing a dog of any breed, you take on a lot of responsibility. Therefore, pug training is necessary. After all, as the saying goes: “We are responsible for those who have tamed.”
Why raise a pet?
A dog, regardless of size or breed, must be brought up. Often, the owners do not cope with their pets, and this leads to unpleasant consequences.
Due to the negligence of the owners, not only animals suffer, but also people. For example, there are frequent cases of contacting an emergency room after being bitten by an animal, dogs die under the wheels of cars, and having played enough with an animal, it is thrown out into the street – this happens when the owner cannot cope with his ward, and it is easier for him to get rid of the animal than to solve the problem.
In order to avoid problems in the future, it is necessary to start training at a puppy age.
Pugs are very docile dogs, intelligent, prone to learning, and obedient, but this requires timely education of the dog. No one asks to educate him as a guard or a service dog, but he should know the basic commands.
Raising a pug at home
Before training, you need to establish contact with the pug: he must respond to his nickname and completely trust you, there should be no fear. Because a scared dog is not trainable. You need to start raising a pug immediately after he arrives at your house.
The very first thing to start with is accustoming to the name. When a puppy has a reaction to his nickname, it means that he understands that they are turning to him. After that, the puppy must be accustomed to the place, this process is more complicated. To do this, you need to stock up on perseverance, patience. The main mistake in training a dog is stopping halfway.
A neat dog is one that is accustomed to go to the toilet on the street, or on a diaper. Remember, having taught a decorative dog to walk in a diaper, it will be very difficult to wean from it.
The other side of cleanliness is the food of the pug. Feed him strictly on schedule and in one place. Prohibit the pug from running around with food around the house and eating in a place where it is convenient for him.
Some dogs love to throw food on the floor near the bowl, this should be stopped even at puppyhood. The dog must understand who is the “leader of the pack”, look into the eyes of the owner, only when the dog sees authority in you, you can teach him something.
Teaching commands at home:
- “Don’t delay!” The dog is on a leash, we walk calmly, we walk. But, only the pug pulled, a sharp withdrawing movement, and the command “Don’t pull!” Do it several times. If one jerk is not enough, then next time we do two, three, and so on, until the dog understands. Be sure to praise him actively or passively.
- “You can’t!” Prepare a treat in hand. While stroking your dog on the back, feed him two bites. Put a piece on your hand, hold your palm in a fist and say “This is not possible!”, Then open your palm, as soon as there is an attempt to take a treat, the fist closes and quickly hits the nose. If the dog isn’t trying to snatch the treat, then praise it. Do this several times.
- “Sit!”. Chop the treat into small pieces. Bring a piece to your nose, then slowly raise your hand with a treat over the dog, as soon as it starts to sit down, immediately give the command “Sit!” Repeat the material several times, do not forget about the promotion. Make sure that the dog does not change its position. If the dog does not sit down, press down on the croup and give the command.
- “Lie down!” Give the command “Sit!”, Bring the treat to your nose, slowly lower it down to your front paws, giving the command “Lie down!”. If the dog lies down halfway, then press down on its withers. After the command is completed, reward the pet.
- “To me!”. For a dog, this command should be associated with treating, playing, petting. With this command, she must immediately give up all her affairs and certainly rush to the owner. Every time the dog comes to you, the command “Come to me!” Should be pronounced, and good encouragement. Do this exercise until your pug learns the command. Do not give a command when the puppy is not paying attention to you.
- “Nearby!”. Take the treat and press it against your left leg so that the dog follows the hand. Give the command “Near!” Do the exercises until she understands what exactly is required. Remove the treat gradually. Don’t forget to reward your dog.
- “A place!”. Put the pug on the mat and give the command “Place!”, Then call him to you with the command “Come to me!”, Praise. Send the dog back to the litter with the command “Place!”. Praise her. If the dog does not go to the place, then take the dog by the collar and take it to the place and say “I told you what I said, Place!”. Secure the team.
Types of incentives
There are two types of encouragement: – active and passive.
- Active encouragement is emotional encouragement, play, enthusiastic exclamations.
- The passive reward is rewarding a treat. With the words: good, well done, excellent, and so on.
Remember that a lot depends on the reward. If you do not reward your pet well, then he will poorly follow commands. Encouragement can be compared to our life: a person works and receives money for it, if there is no salary, then the person will not work. It’s the same with the dog. The incentive is her salary.