Pugs are ranked 57th in IQ, medium intelligence, not too smart and not too stupid. But it can still be trained and must be trained. If you miss the golden time to train it, it will have its own temperament, and it will be very difficult to change in the future. When is the best time to train a Pug?
For a new puppy, the first thing the owner needs to do is to familiarize him with the environment and people in the house. If he is about a month and a half old, he can start training him to spot defecate. Spot training cannot be learned in one day. Especially for a dog like the Mini Pug, the owner should be patient.
How to Train a Miniature Pug to Poop
The most common training method is using newspaper. Some Mini Pug owners, in an attempt to show them how to defecate on newspaper, dip a bit of newspaper into the urine smell thinking that the dog will go there to go to the bathroom, but the truth is that this method of getting the dog to remember the location of the toilet using newspaper or urine-scented toilet paper will almost always fail miserably because dogs do not like to pee in a place that smells like their own urine.
Even if the surface of the newspaper or toilet paper has dried out, leaving only a slight odor, dogs will use their keen sense of smell to pick up the odor, think “this place is dirty,” and go somewhere else to defecate. The right way to do this is to make sure you use a clean newspaper on the floor for your Miniature Pug to defecate on.
The right way to do this is to make sure you use clean newspaper on the floor to allow your Mini Pug to defecate. Owners can prepare a dog toilet beforehand by laying a few sheets of old newspaper stained with the Miniature Pug’s urine beforehand and placing it in the bathroom or some distance away from where he sleeps and eats.
It is a good idea to remember the approximate time and behavior of the dog before defecation. Miniature Pugs usually try to defecate when they wake up or after eating. When it is found, it is taken to a designated place. With patience, the Miniature Pug will learn to defecate.
When the Miniature Pug is almost 3 months old, the prime time for training begins. Owners can prepare clear, simple commands and some dog treats beforehand.
At about three months of age, it’s time to change teeth. If you don’t want him to bite, or even if you don’t want him to bite, you should have a teething toy or a chicken jerky treat on hand. As soon as you realize that he is biting, you go to his eyes and say “no”. When it obeys, you can give it the toy or chicken to dry.
During this period, the owner can train it to be quiet, sit down, shake hands and eat. The training time should not be too long, 15 minutes is good, and can be combined with life; the training should be patient, as far as possible, do not use threats, intimidation and other ways to make it afraid.
When it reaches about 4 months old, you can gradually do some socialization training for it. It is important to get it used to the leash and to take the initiative to take the leash with you when you go out.
When training a Miniature Pug, it is also important to pay attention to its growth and development and eat a balanced diet, as its nutritional needs are very high during this period of time. Owners can choose some natural dog food that is nutritionally balanced, high in protein and calcium, and easy to absorb. However, you should also control the amount of food to be fed and not let it eat too much, which will hurt its stomach.
Do’s and Don’ts of Training Miniature Pugs
When training a Miniature Pug, you can’t ask it to obey everything, just like you can’t ask that of a child. However, it is important to show the Miniature Pug what is forbidden to it during the breeding process. In this way, the Miniature Pug will learn to obey as it grows older.
If the Miniature Pug is found doing something that is not allowed, it must be punished. It should be noted that the punishment here is not hitting the Miniature Pug, but rather shaking the collar around the Miniature Pug’s neck, scolding it harshly or giving it a gentle pat. However, punishment should only be administered if you catch it doing something it is not allowed to do on the spot. Punishment after the fact is wrong, otherwise the Miniature Pug will learn that doing anything for it is wrong.
We all know that the Mini Pug’s IQ is very low, but to train it will not be very difficult, as long as the owner has the patience of the Mini Pug will learn very well, but in the process of training Mini Pugs, the owner must not use the following wrong way!
It is important to train your Miniature Pug with a password. Don’t use some complicated password names. Owners should use some simple and short passwords, and the passwords should not be changed frequently, which will make the Miniature Pug very confused. When training a Miniature Pug, the command must be sharp and simple so that the Miniature Pug will be easier to train!
Teach a lot at once
Also, when training a Miniature Pug, the owner cannot teach a lot of movements at once. He can’t just learn one move and teach the Miniature Pug the next new move. If he does this, the Miniature Pug will not be able to memorize it and may forget the last learned move!
Snacks all the time
So dog food plays a very important role in training Miniature Pugs, but owners can’t give him too many dog treats for this reason, so it’s easy for Miniature Pugs to develop the habit of eating and doing actions.
Owners should fix the amount of snacks every day, as well as to be able to switch to language, petting and other rewards from time to time, not necessarily every time is a dog snack!
Won’t be able to beat to will
So the dog sees the training staff, the whole dog is shrinking, timid, cowardly, not confident!
Too much tone of voice
Attitude is important when training a miniature pug. The weather should not be too hot. This way, the Miniature Pug will be afraid to feel like he is doing something wrong. The owner should make the Miniature Pug feel like they are playing a game.
And the attitude must be gentle during the training process, so that the Mini Pug will also be willing to cooperate with you, as well as each training time is not too long, fifteen minutes is enough!