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Training Pugs

Pug Training and Puppy Training, by Michele Welton, Dog Trainer, Breed Selection Consultant, Author of 15 Dog Books

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Dog training is much less about the teaching of commands and much more about how you live with your dog. Virtually all of your dog's behaviors (good and bad) are created by the way you're living with him. What you do with him... what you don't do with him... what you allow him to do... these are all messages to your dog. Send the right messages and you will have no problems with your dog. Send the wrong messages and you will have problems.


Check out my advice for dealing with behavior problems and training your Pug puppy or adult dog:

Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Training – What Works, and What Doesn't
Some dog training methods are based on what makes the owner feel good, rather than what on actually makes sense to the dog. For example, "positive-only" dog training is a big fad right now. Now, treats can be great motivators for training Pugs, but if your dog will only obey for a treat, then he is in charge of his obedience, not you. [read more]

Misbehaving dog pulling owner on leash Teach Your Pug To Respect You
"Respect Training" is the dog training method I use and recommend for training Pugs. A dog who respects you will do what you say and will stop what he's doing when you tell him "No." Teaching your dog to respect you means interacting with him in specific ways that encourage respect. [read more]

Cute puppy Training Pug Puppies
Puppy training starts the moment you bring your puppy home. If you use the wrong teaching method, your puppy will begin making decisions about how he wants you to fit into his life, and that's a recipe for conflict and behavior problems. Whatever your puppy does, you must react properly or he will learn the wrong things. Here's my recommended schedule (what to teach, when to teach it) for training your Pug puppy. [read more]

Dog behavior problems Solving Behavior Problems
One of the most common questions dog owners ask me is: "How can I stop my dog from doing (a specific bad behavior)?" My answer is almost always the same, no matter what the misbehavior is.... [read more]

Buddy the dog These Dog Training Videos Turned Buddy Into a Good Dog
Sometimes it's easier to train your puppy (or adult dog) when you can see the correct training techniques in action. I recommend these dog training videos, which are based on respect and leadership. [read more]

You Need Dog Training Help.... But From Where? Private Lessons? Public Classes? Dog Training Books? Dog Training Videos?
So your puppy needs training.... or your adult dog needs training.... and you're looking for some help. Should you hire a professional trainer to come to your house? send your dog away to be trained? sign up for a group obedience class? read a book? watch a few videos? Here's my advice on where to get dog training help when you really need it. [read more]

Words and commands to teach your dog Teach The Right Words In The Right Ways
My method of training Pugs includes teaching specific words in specific ways so that your dog not only learns the words but also develops the respectful attitude that makes him happy to obey you. Teach your dog words and he will understand what you say. Teach those words in the right ways and he will actually DO what you say. [read more]

Outhouse Housebreaking Your Pug
There are two keys to housebreaking. Just two, but you have to get them both right. And I mean 100% right, not 50% right. Otherwise you're going to end up with a dog who is 50% potty trained, and who wants that? So here they are – your two keys to housebreaking.... [read more]

Young man holding his dog Socializing Your Pug
Socializing means training your Pug to get along politely with strangers and other animals. [read more]

Michele Welton with BuffyAbout the author: Michele Welton has over 40 years of experience as a Dog Trainer, Dog Breed Consultant, and founder of three Dog Training Centers. An expert researcher and author of 15 books about dogs, she loves helping people choose, train, and care for their dogs.

To help you train and care for your dog

dog training videos Dog training videos. Sometimes it's easier to train your puppy (or adult dog) when you can see the correct training techniques in action.

The problem is that most dog training videos on the internet are worthless, because they use the wrong training method. I recommend these dog training videos that are based on respect and leadership.

book coverRespect Training For Puppies: 30 seconds to a calm, polite, well-behaved puppy. For puppies 2 to 18 months old. Your puppy will learn the 21 skills that all family dogs need to know.
If your dog is over 18 months, you'll want book coverRespect Training For Adult Dogs: 30 seconds to a calm, polite, well-behaved dog. Again your dog will learn the 21 skills that all family dogs need to know.
book coverTeach Your Dog 100 English Words is a unique Vocabulary and Respect Training Program that will teach your adult dog to listen to you and do what you say.
book cover11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy helps your dog live a longer, healthier life.
book coverDog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams will help you find a good-tempered, healthy family companion.