On Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, I got my pug. He’s my favorite thing in the whole world! He’s an awesome dog! In general, pugs are very sweet. They were bred to be companion dogs for the Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). If you haven’t read my other pug article about pugs in general you should read it if you haven’t already because it goes hand in hand with this. So yeah, sometimes I get really sad and depressed, then he cheers me up! Yeah, I know it’s sounds cheesy but it’s true! One of my mom’s coworker uses pug as therapy dogs. It make since, doesn’t it? They’re adorable and always try to cheer up their owners and are nice. Now, we’ll start talking about my pug, Sam. So, it was kinda rough start the day we picked him up. I woke up at 6:00 which is really early for me. 2 hours later my mom wakes up. Whenever she’s awake she fights. So, that means there was a lot of fighting! Let’s fast forward.... it’s 10:00 AM. We had to move a lot of stuff around. My mom moved a lot of my stuff and my bean bag is now Sam’s “spot”. Fast forward more.... so we’re in the car. It’s pretty boring. My mom and dad are just talking the whole time, I’m listening to music and my brother is just there being sad. It was pretty far away. It was an 1 hour and 3 minutes, I think. When we finally get there we have to wait another 20 minutes because my dad is in their office talking about the pug and the paperwork and vet stuff. But I’m sure things would be way different if there wasn’t a deadly virus going on! He was the cutest thing you ever saw! But I didn’t bring my tablet or phone with me so I couldn’t take pictures. We got home around 1:00 PM. When we got home he wouldn’t move. He just sat their in the grass and wouldn’t move! He was just there siting in the yard. As soon he he saw the bean bag he loved it! He stills loves it 2 weeks later it’s his favorite spot! Then 30 minutes later he finally drinks and eats. He doesn’t really run around till 3:00 - 4:00 PM. I grabbed some twig on the yard and he just kept chasing it! It was weird! But now because of me getting him more comfortable, he’s the most active a pug could be but pugs aren’t the most active breed. This is a little gross but he didn’t poop until 8:00 PM. The next day he was pretty happy and active but it took awhile for him to be comfortable with us. Here’s something and I’m not sure if this is normal but his poop was diarrhea for a week or two. It still is sometimes.
The first one is for bathing. My pug loves baths. Well, I don’t about “love” but he doesn’t hate them. We use a cup and a baby shampoo. So we put him in the tub and use the cup to clean him up them put baby shampoo on him. We use baby shampoo because the breeder said that regular shampoo isn’t good for them. Once they are adults you should clean him or her once a month. But as a puppy you should clean them once a week to get them used to it. We don’t normally clean his face. But if you do use a wet paper towel to clean his wrinkles and folds. Or use Q-tips and use coconut oil or something or the ear cleaning fluid. I don’t brush Sam’s teeth. Instead I give him milk bones. You can find them at pretty much every store like Target, Walmart, BJ’s, Costco and a lot of places! We feed Sam a third or quarter cup of dog food or kibble. I give him a third of a cup water. I give him filtered water not tap. The breeder said the that her pups don’t like it. Once or twice a day after his dog food we give him a teaspoon of Greek yogurt or pumpkin. We didn’t take him to the vet yet so I don’t have any tips for that yet. If your pug puppy is kinda squatting and spreading his or her legs out it’s peeing. If they are sniffing that probably means they gotta go! Pretty much the same thing with pooping. With boys when they’re adults they’ll start putting their leg up. With girls I’m pretty sure they keep squatting. Brush your pug once or twice a week. They have a lot of dog brushes on Amazon. Here’s a link to the brush I got it might not work though. In case it doesn’t, it’s called BV Dog Brush and Cat Brush, Pet Grooming Comb, 2 Sided Bristle and Pin for Long and Short hair Dog, Removing Shedding Hair. One side is soft and one is kind of rough with metal bristles. Since I have a puppy I only use the soft side. When your dog is misbehaving and biting you or chewing and scratching up furniture … spray him. I know this sounds mean but it works. You only need a spray bottle. It’s the most effective and easiest way to train them. Fun Tip: For this tip you will need some sort of robot. Yup, a robot. It doesn’t matter what kind maybe a remote control Dinosaur or robot dog. It really doesn’t matter if it’s remote control or not. Then, flip the switch on the robot and turn it on. Your pug will chase it and bark! It really is hilarious. We use the robot dogs. We have this French Bulldog robot dog and some other one. I’m gonna make links to both of them. One of them I got for my birthday when I was really little so I’m not sure what the price is. The other one is $50 or something. Not one of those expensive $2,000 ones. I could only find the link for one of them. Sam likes this one better anyway. Like I said I didn’t go to the vet yet. But give him or her heart worm pills once a month!
What I Don’t Like About Having A dog
Here’s some stuff I don’t like about having a dog. I have to wake up early in the morning at midnight and take him out to pee or poo. Then at 6:00 AM I wake up again. All boy dogs pee to mark their territory. I got a boy dog so that’s what happens. They’re stinky. Yeah all dogs are stinky. No matter what I’m the middle of I have to go out with him and take him out to do his “business”. I know everyone says that dogs are a lot of work, but it’s true! You need to pick up their poop and potty train them and wake up early in the morning! But it’s the same with every dog in the universe! It’ll be easier as adults!
Ponytails Kennels is where I got my pug. Ponytails Kennel is located in Woodbine, Maryland (MD). They have their own YouTube channel if you wanna see their puppies. If you want a quick response email them instead of calling or texting. If you want a pug, French Bulldog, Beagle, Dachshund or Boston Terrier this is the right breeder! However, if you want AKC (American Kennel Club) dogs this is not the right breeder. They have ACA (American Canine Association). That means they cannot enter dog shows. They give you a bag full of toys, food, toys, paperwork and an extra bag. Here’s a tip: If you get a dog at Ponytails Kennel they will give you a bed. But you should also buy your own because he will have accidents. We put Sam in a play pen and we put a pee-pad in there, then we put the bed on top the the pee-pad. I definitely recommend Ponytails Kennel. They are nice family breeders. Even if you aren’t interested in pugs they have: French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Dachshunds and Beagles.
Okay, thanks for reading this! I know it was long and boring but it has some good tips! Please read my other articles if you haven’t already. I might make a picture list thingy of Sammy and some stuff I talked about. Below I put links to some of the stuff I bought for Sam that will be useful for you and your pug! I didn’t buy the robot dog for though. Bye!
Links down below:
Little Live Pets S1 Cutie Pup Playset - Ruby LLP
P O N Y T A I L S K E N N E L - Breeding Beagles, Pugs ...www.ponytailskennel.com
BV Dog Brush and Cat Brush, Pet Grooming Comb, 2 Sided Bristle and Pin for Long and Short Hair Dog, Removing Shedding Hair
AEDILYS Adjustable Nylon Dog Collar, Classic Solid Colors for Small Sized Dogs Neck.
BINGPET Soft Mesh Dog Harness Pet Walking Vest Puppy Padded Harnesses Adjustable
Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags, Extra Thick and Strong Poop Bags for Dogs, Guaranteed Leak-Proof, 15 Doggy Bags Per Roll, Each Dog Poop Bag Measures 9 x 13 Inches
PetSafe Nylon Dog Leash, Strong and Durable Traditional Style Leash with Easy to Use Collar Hook, Available in Multiple Widths and Colors
Fida Retractable Dog Leash, 16ft Heavy Duty Pet Walking Leash for X-Small/Small/Medium/Large Dog or Cat up to 110 lbs, Tangle Free. One-Hand Brake
Pet Craft Supply Co. Soho Round Machine Washable Memory Foam Comfortable Ultra Soft All Season Self Warming Cat & Dog Bed
BestPet Dog Pen Extra Large Indoor Outdoor Dog Fence Playpen Heavy Duty 16/8 Panels 24 32 40 Inches Exercise Pen Dog Crate Cage Kennel
Ruff 'n Ruffus Portable Foldable Pet Playpen + Carrying Case & Collapsible Travel Bowl | Indoor/Outdoor use | Water Resistant | Removable Shade Cover | Dogs/Cats/Rabbit | Available in 3 Sizes