Hi Everyone, 

I'm in very dilemma that whether to let my pug, Oscar up for adoption.

My new place is ready, but it's too small for him.

 Anyone keep pug in serviced apartment before?

Please share with me.

Thank you.

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Your pug should do fine as they are a little dog who can usually adapt well and with you you only have one so things should go okay you might even be surprised.

Hi Elaine,

Your pug is the perfect dog to have for apartment living and here's why...they are not 'barkers' by nature, a pug will only bark when there is a stranger by the window/door. They are only active for a period of their live as your's is just a puppy.

I have 3 pugs now (1 passed away in April due to chronic kidney failure), aged 10, 9 & 4...all under one roof! The joy they bring us in our lives is amazing...imagine, free supply of 'happy' cures everyday! There will never be a dull moment in your life. My pugs have pulled me through a lot of crisis...made me a better person today (my hubby too!).

Never will I ever think of letting off any of my pugs (1st one, bought from pet store, 3 others all adopted). Keep in touch if you need any advice as you go along with your little one!:)

Kind regards,
Betty Low

Hi Betty, 

Sorry to hear your pug passing.

However your words are encouraging.

but Oscar is a barker...my bf can't sleep because Oscar keep barking at early morning as early as 6.30am!

what can i do to stop the barking?

I try to teach him the bark command, so he bark as i command...but i failed to make him bark.

Hi Elaine,

Try this....watch Oscar in the morning and  immediately when he does his 1st bark, give him a light 'smack/pat' on the tip of his nose and say 'hush', quiet or whatever choice of words you want to use. Single syllable words preferred.

This long weekend is the perfect time for you to try this out, but be there early to catch him so he can also identify the the action that he has done wrong.

Good Luck!


I agree there should be no reason to letting go, you two will be perfect in and apartment.


     Hi Elaine,welcome to the family. Try not to give up your pug so soon. i'm sure he can adapt and pugs are very suitable in apartments. 

Hi Elaine I agree with all that has been said here.  If you do some research on pugs they are recommended as great pets for apartment living.  Best of luck to you.

Looks like you received some excellent advice from knowledgeable pug people.  I've had two puggies in a small one bedroom, they were perfect!  I hope you decide to give it a try, you'll always wonder if you gave up Oscar too soon.  Keep us updated.  :0)

Hi Everyone, 

Thanks for your kind replies..It really gives me second thought.

My ultimate concern is Oscar is a barker..

I'm unsure that the people around won't complain..

After all, in my current environment, he barked quite often in the morning...

and causing some security guards attention already.

Hi Elaine,

After I've adopted Hogan, I found out that he starts barking (I mean non-stop in the same tone) when he sees the first light of sunrise. This was part of his daily routine which was not corrected from his previous home.

Good news is...it can be corrected!:) Vigilant discipline is needed for the initial few days to a week is required from you. You have to make it consistent and do not give in easily. I slept downstairs on the sofa for a week when I was training Hogan. I will quickly tell Hogan to 'HUSH' (that's my command word, you can make up your own too or copy Ceasar Milan and make that 'sshhcctt' sound)...always say the same word (1 word only!). They will eventually learn all new commands as all my 3 adopted pugs were taken into my home when they were around 3-4 years old.

Tip: Always make sure that your young pug has enough toys to keep him company or they get bored and wants the attention from you. That's when they will bark too!:)

All the Best! Try what I've mentioned above and let me know if it helps in your case with Oscar.

Betty Low

Thanks Betty, I will try that as soon.

Does that means that the first bark, u will just tell him hush, and leave him?

they have things that you can use in your home that deter barking you can look this up online as i have a friend who uses that no bark that she plugs into her wall socket and so far it's been working he hasn't barked.There are things you can get like i said go online and see what is best for you.


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