Hi! I'm thinking about buying a pug someday, so I have some questions to all you pug lovers. :)

  • How do you keep shedding down? Or is that an issue?
  • How do you keep them entertained (toys, outdoors, etc.)?
  • How many health issues have you come across with your pug? How did you handle them?
  • Do you dress them up? - fun question ;)
  • When no one is home how do you know/ make sure that they are happy?
  • How did you potty train your pug?

--- I guess that's all for now. Thank you so much!

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Comment by Puggirl on August 23, 2012 at 1:23am

I agree with YOGI one hundred percent!!! When I look back at my life before I got Tin Tin, I wonder how I managed to live and I cannot even bear to think of anything remotely bad happening to Tin Tin!! He has me wound around my little finger :-)

Comment by YOGI on August 21, 2012 at 7:29pm

All I can say is, be scared, be very scared.  These little buggers somehow take over your entire world.  Yogi made me quit my daytime job and he started he is very own line of clothing!  I don't know how they do it, but they are very powerful ;)   The best breed in the world for sure!  So very special and worth every dime of whatever comes along.

Comment by kotabear on August 20, 2012 at 6:05pm

Thank you for the advice, John Campbell. I doubt that I would shave a pug anyhow. I know it reduces shedding and heat, but I'd feel like they have turned into a rat. lol

Comment by John Campbell on August 19, 2012 at 10:30pm
Comment by John Campbell on August 19, 2012 at 10:28pm

Whatever you do, please don't shave your Pug. I can see shaving a spot to apply medicine where a skin irritation is occuring, but an overall complete shave is totally unneeded, and actually can be harmful to the animal.

Comment by kotabear on August 18, 2012 at 1:27pm

Wow thank you all for the abundance of information!

Comment by Laura Cook on August 17, 2012 at 1:51pm
Hi,
Shedding can be kept to a minimum with regular grooming. I like to use a rubber mitt and a furminator almost daily - I just brush him whenever I bathe his face/facial creases. I have also found since switching to a raw diet he sheds far less.
I keep rufus entertained with plenty of toys (he especially likes tough toys to chew such as nyla bones), kongs stuffed with peanut butter, soft teddy bears and plenty of walks, he pretty much entertains himself and spends a lot of time snoozing.
The only health issue with rufus has luckily only been allergies. He also had gastorentorotis or however you spell it when I first got him and he injured his leg jumping onto a toy from the sofa so I have been very lucky. However trying to control his allergies has cost me well into the few thousand pound mark for antibiotics, skin scrapings, desensitiser injections, medicated shampoo etc so it's not cheap. One of my friends has two pugs and one of them is constantly I'll and is forever at the vets and each visit cost her a few hundred pound so they are by no means cheap dogs.
I only ever dress rufus up for special occasions such as Halloween and Christmas. He doesn't seem to mind it.
When I am not home he sleeps. I set a video camera up once to see what he got up to and he just wonders around finding new places to snooze. He did lay at the top of the stairs looking down at the front door waiting for me to come home which was pretty cute.
I just potty trained him by taking him outside all of the time whenever it looked like he needed to go toilet and when he did it in the right place gave him plenty of treats and praise. I never scolded him for doing it in the wrong place, you don't want him to think it is wrong to go potty as he will start to do it in places where you can't see him and you don't want to discover surprises like that! It's easy to toilet train, I wouldn't worry about it.
Pugs are great dogs and are so loving, affectionate and full of personality but they aren't for everyone. Obviously they are known for being quite prone to health issues and can take a lot of money and time to put right. They are also very sociable and don't do so well to be left alone all of the time. They follow you everywhere and I mean everywhere, you will never be able to shower or go to the toilet again without having an audience and it really annoys some people, my friend says she could never have a pug they are to "needy". I disagree but then again I love that my dog wants to be with me 24/7 and I would happily spend every minute of everyday with him if I could. Do plenty of research and see if you think they are the breed for you. Hope this helps! Let us know what you decide
Comment by Koren Marrufo on August 16, 2012 at 10:44am

* edit, my black only has 1 coat.  my bad!

Comment by Koren Marrufo on August 16, 2012 at 10:29am

My black pug only has 2 coats, so she only sheds in the bathtub.  My fawn gets a bath 1x a week and brushed with the furminator right after, she sheds, but they are both on a raw diet, so I don't think the fawn sheds as much as some peoples.  Entertainment depends on the pugs.  My black tortures my fawn for fun, my fawn lays on me.  Health issues, my fawn has a luxating patella.  Besides that watch their EYES.  My fawn had an eye accident that ended up being $1000's.  When no one is home they have each other (you should probably plan on having 2).

Comment by Di's spoiled kids on August 14, 2012 at 4:45pm

Hi Kotabear, well lets see with the shedding I take to groomer and have them shaved.  Toys mine love anything you give them.  Health issues are mostly allergy related, and I guess the dreaded glands, but then that is not really a health issue.  Mine hate clothes.  When home alone, as long as they have a chew toy, and when young confinded to a small space, they are usually happy.  And potty training is a matter of getting them out to potty as often as you can.

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