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My pug is 10months old and at "that age" where he is very active. I expected this because with all puppies i have had they are very active around this time. However, when i have gone places with him people have told me that thats pretty typical pug, but most of the grown pugs I have seen are pretty laid back. What is everyone elses experience with their pug?
Well I used to think because my previous two were so laid back that when they got to two that when Hektor got there I thought, great. Big mistake, all that happened was he got bossier, I would say that regardless of size Pugs need a lot of exercise, more than most seem to get, but obviously this depends on the climate that you live in. We live in a cool climate and therefore he gets between 2- 4 hours a day normally and he looks for it. He also like the stimulation of different places, as long as he gets to know them. I do think that obedience classes are great for stimulating their minds too as well as helping bonding with their humans.
Don't worry they do eventually calm down and then you miss what you had, Hektor now walks round the park mostly at my feet when he used to run about investigating.
I think you are doing all that needs to be done. They are just crazy dogs that take time to calm down. Guinness is such a busy guy. Trust me, as long as Doug doesn't whine and make noises, hes easy! Guinness lets me know when he wants stuff, or attention, he's so vocal.
hehe.. I haven't managed to teach that but i have tried! I have seen a video on how to teach it. That was with luring. ive seen another method where you stand with the dog sat infront of you facing forward and you lure them up and they lean against your legs.. hard to explain. Like you're standing, facing forward. The dog is sat infront of you facing the same way you are. You lure them up and they use your legs to help them balance and you click and reward when theyre sitting up with their back against the front of your legs and obviously over time when theyre more confident witht he trick you can add a voice cue and they usually know what to do.. obviously you wouldnt have your legs behind them forever so you gradually phase that out til theyre doing it alone :p
Here's one method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG8YnHYHo3k