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Pug Housetraining Using a Crate and a Leash

Apr 15, 2008
Most Pugs lack the opportunity to roam a large backyard at will. They're more likely to spend the day indoors while their family members are away at work and school. This can make sticking to a potty training schedule more difficult.

A good way to combat this is by incorporating a crate and leash into your Pug's daily routine. If the Pug is full grown or just returning to your house from the kennel, you may need to treat the training process as if your Pug was a puppy.

One popular option is to leave your Pug in his crate while you are away from home and take him out on the leash when you return. Restricting a Pug all day every day is not healthy for your Pug so you need to make sure that he gets plenty of breaks.

Begin as you would with a puppy and schedule regular potty breaks. Be sure to make the breaks long enough after a meal so that the Pug can actually eliminate something worthwhile on the trip outside.

Start by devoting a whole weekend to observing your Pug on a leash when he is out of his crate so that you can learn the signs that he needs to use the bathroom. Your Pug might act shaky or agitated and may even squat down. Take these signs as your cue to take pup outside.

If your Pug does a good job and uses the bathroom the way you have hoped for, be sure to praise him for his efforts. This type of positive reinforcement helps your puppy learn exactly what to do to make you happy.

If you went out of town and had to leave your Pug in a kennel, you may need to start training all over again. Since the Pug went potty in the same place that he ate and slept, he may be feeling really depressed.

Pugs really don't like to incorporate potty space with living space. Your Pug will need you to boost his confidence with his bathroom skills.

Older Pugs usually have more bladder control than a young pup. This allows the older Pug to go for longer periods in between bathroom breaks. If your Pug is constantly having accidents you may need to get him checked out. He may have a urinary tract infection, diarrhea or some type of medical problem.

If you notice a sudden or drastic change in your Pug's potty habits it is a good idea to take him to the vet for safe measure. Potty problems can be a sign of something much more serious.

If it turns out that your puppy has a medical condition, take it easy with the potty training. Your Pug needs lots of love and affection and may not be able to control his urges or be able to focus on them. Keep your Pug on a leash when he's not in the crate and keep a close eye on him for signs that he needs to potty while he is recovering.
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