Hello! I am adopting 2 new pug puppies at the end of this week. I work part time and will be away from them for about 8 hours 3 times per week. Any input on housetraining that might work best in this situation?
to the Village! My name is Sonja and I have one black pug named Otto. My only advice is consistency and lots of treats.
I put mine in a 3x3' crate.....room for a bed...for some playing and for going potty.......
You might want to get an x pen.....put papers out there and have a crate in there for their bed...Can go in and out.
With 2 pups...you're gonna come home to a mess.....but if you're consistent when you're with them...this will change....and then one day..the area will be clean.
TWO? Nothing on this planet could pay me enough to raise two at once. LOL You are going to be very very busy. Best wishes!
Marnie & Winston
Always and forever missing her Oscar.
Welcome! I'm Megan and congrats on your new additions and there is a lot of great info here on Pug Village I can't wait to see pictures and hear lots of stories about your new pugs! What color are they?! Have you picked out any names?
D'arcy and Morgan
I love my D'Arcy and Morgan!
Megan *Space Cadet*
to PugVillage. You are quite brave to take on 2 puppies at once. Pugs are known for being a bit stubborn so be prepared to have LOTS of patience with them. They can be trained, though, and the good news is puppyhood doesn't last forever. If you go to the "Pug Training" forum there is a stickie on housetraining. More than one PV mermber has even taught their Pug to ring a bell to go outside so it can be done. We love pictures here so please post some this weekend so we can get to know you and your new Puggies. There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here so don't hesitate to ask questions and let us know how everything is going.
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Puppies cannot last 8 hours without a potty break. I would hire a dog walker/pet sitter to come in on the days you are goe for that much time and give them a break. One of the best methods I've seen used is to take them out of their crate and immediately into an x-pen in the backyard and say Go Potty until they do, then give them good treats. After that, they can play for the remainder of the visit then go back into their crate until you get home.
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Hi there, I think i would not leave them together in a crate or an x pen. Eye injuries (yes, a lot of us have been there sadly) are so easily caused.
No - they won't be able to hold themselves for 8 hours. I would suggest at least two weeks off work to get them puppy pad trained.
You need someone to come in halfway through the day and to let them out. And play with them, I myself would not put a puppy in a crate for that time, too confined.... if I had the space I would divide a small room in half and set up bed toys and pee pads..
Good luck and remember to send us pictures!!!
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