Pugs by nature are sweet, affectionate, and eager to please their owners. They’re also stubborn, strong-willed, and (yes, I mean), high-maintenance. There are several things to keep in mind when raising happy, healthy baby pugs, and there are 5 “Golden Rules” that I believe in. I hope you find these golden indicators helpful as you embark on the joyful and moving journey that is life with a pug.
Golden rule n. # 1: make sure you’re ready to breed a pug
Often times, people fall so in love with pugs because of their undeniable cuteness that they think, “I want one!” and he set out to welcome one into the family without looking at the big (or small, so to speak) picture. It’s imperative that you brace yourself against the pug’s big, round pleading eyes that plead “take me home, please!” and ask yourself if you are really ready for a pug in your life. Remember, bringing a pug puppy home means you are hiring an additional member of your family who needs attention, care, nutrition, and love. If you’re not ready or unable to give your baby pug the care it needs, wait until you can.
Golden rule n. # 2: make sure you have everything your puppy needs before taking him home
Some of the items a new pug puppy needs include stainless steel food and water bowls (stainless steel helps prevent the dreaded pug acne), nutritious puppy food, a leash and collar, chew toys, and some media. identification, such as a microchip (made at the vet’s office) or a tag with your puppy’s name, address, and contact phone number. It is also important that your pug puppy has an area in the house that is his “special place.” Putting a crate or small exercise pen in a common area of the house, such as the kitchen or living room, and adding food and water dishes, toys, and the puppy’s bed in that area helps the puppy get used to it. to its place. home and exposed to the general sights and sounds of your new home.
Golden rule n. 3: Provide Your Pug Puppy With Good Preventive Care, Grooming, A Healthy Diet, And Lots Of Exercise
When you do these things, you give your baby pugs the best tools to live a long, healthy and happy life. Right off the bat, find a local vet that you have the utmost confidence in taking care of your baby pug’s life. Check out what experience the vet has with pugs and how familiar he is with pug-specific health issues, particularly brachycephalic (short-faced) issues such as respiratory and eye problems. Be sure to discuss a vaccination schedule with your vet and give your pug puppy all of his vaccinations and vaccinations. They keep you from getting an infectious disease. Keep an eye on your pug’s weight, as pugs love to eat and tend to get overweight quickly. PS: Since there are countless health issues with pugs, we’ll cover them further in future articles on pug health.
Golden rule n. # 4: send your Pug puppy to school
Check your local newspaper, store bulletin board, or online for puppy training classes or personal puppy trainers at home. A well-trained, well-mannered pug is a happier, healthier pug. Pugs are curious, bright, and intelligent creatures that benefit from stimulation and having things to do. Bringing your pug puppy to school allows him to reach his potential, socialize with other dogs, and communicate better with you. Pugs that respond to orders from their owners help ensure their own safety. Imagine your sweet baby chasing after a cat in traffic while you cry helplessly, or your baby pug getting into food or other items that could be life threatening. Learning some basic commands and following them is a good thing.
Golden rule n. # 5: keep your Pug puppy active
This could certainly include going for a walk to provide much needed exercise and stimulation, playing at the local dog park, breaking up with the kids in the backyard, visiting a senior care center as part of healing therapy, becoming partly from a local pug club, and so on. It is important because it provides your pug puppy with socialization skills, mental and physical stimulation, and allows him to enjoy his life the way we do. Imagine what our worlds would be like if we did nothing but sleep and stay home all day. I know, some of you like that idea very well!
Believe in these golden rules for raising a happy and healthy pug puppy and apply them in your life. You and your baby pug will be glad you did!