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    Handling his feet regularly while snuggling will help the nail trims in the long run. I don't remember the brand wipes I use for wrinkle cleaning, but for many Pugs this is a must. It's a great spot for bacterial growth and irritation. Oh Yeah, congratulations on adding your new family member. You will be greatly rewarded in love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsarmpt View Post
    Side note, when it comes to cleaning his face and wrinkles how do you guys suggest I go about that especially with the initial stages of him getting to know us and visa versa, and trust being built?
    Many here use wet wipes for wrinkles. Go for fragrance-free if you do. Personally I find using a dry tissue is fine and if you do use a wipe then you'll need to dry afterwards with a tissue to avoid a build-up of damp. Depends on the pug to some extent. Get him used to having stuff round his face with bribery by treats.

    I have tried the Dremel for nails but it never worked all that well. The actual pet one with the hole was terrible - not nearly powerful enough. Waste of money. If your pug proves to be quite biddable training-wise then it might be worth trying a Dremel but as they are expensive make sure you have other uses for it as well. That said I walk mine mostly on pavement and their nails stay short enough. I just have to trim the dew claws and use regular pet nail clippers for those. A white pug will very likely have pale nails, in which case you can see the quick which makes life much easier.

    Be prepared for the pug not to be very well trained. He may not even be house-trained, whatever the old owners said. I could be wrong but the old story of allergies and not having enough time usually translates to "didn't realise how much work it was and couldn't be bothered". So long as you are prepared to put in as much time and care as if he were a pup rather than a year old and you should be fine.

    PDWRA offer loads of support so don't be shy of asking them if you need any info or advice. Plus, of course, you have a wealth of people on here to ask questions of.

    Can't wait to see pics!
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    Thank you for using rescue----don't forget to find an affordable camera for each of you to have at the ready. We love pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSollers View Post
    Handling his feet regularly while snuggling will help the nail trims in the long run. I don't remember the brand wipes I use for wrinkle cleaning, but for many Pugs this is a must. It's a great spot for bacterial growth and irritation. Oh Yeah, congratulations on adding your new family member. You will be greatly rewarded in love.
    Im not worried too much about the actual cleaning, I think I'm more concerned about is will he be ok with a semi stranger getting all up in his wrinkles? How will I know hes ok with me cleaning him if he doesnt know/ trust me? Also thank you <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snifter View Post
    Many here use wet wipes for wrinkles. Go for fragrance-free if you do. Personally I find using a dry tissue is fine and if you do use a wipe then you'll need to dry afterwards with a tissue to avoid a build-up of damp. Depends on the pug to some extent. Get him used to having stuff round his face with bribery by treats.

    I have tried the Dremel for nails but it never worked all that well. The actual pet one with the hole was terrible - not nearly powerful enough. Waste of money. If your pug proves to be quite biddable training-wise then it might be worth trying a Dremel but as they are expensive make sure you have other uses for it as well. That said I walk mine mostly on pavement and their nails stay short enough. I just have to trim the dew claws and use regular pet nail clippers for those. A white pug will very likely have pale nails, in which case you can see the quick which makes life much easier.

    Be prepared for the pug not to be very well trained. He may not even be house-trained, whatever the old owners said. I could be wrong but the old story of allergies and not having enough time usually translates to "didn't realise how much work it was and couldn't be bothered". So long as you are prepared to put in as much time and care as if he were a pup rather than a year old and you should be fine.

    PDWRA offer loads of support so don't be shy of asking them if you need any info or advice. Plus, of course, you have a wealth of people on here to ask questions of.

    Can't wait to see pics!
    Thats a good idea. I think I might bake some chicken or something and prep them as treats. Mostly because Im paranoid I wont buy the right shop bought treats. I just hope he gets comfortable enough quickly to let me do his folds and nails without hating me a little.

    Im not sure about his nail colour, I will be walking him regularly as I generally work from home so lots of walkies time, if that helps keep his nails short then hey presto! thats awesome!

    I was told hes 90 or so percent house broken, he goes outside and no on pee pads. I also got the impression he wasnt socialised properly because hes ''ok'' around other dogs but not great. Once big reasons why the doggy training sessions will be good. Also as he will have a cat sibling it will be great for him be to comfortable around all dog-cat-four-two-three-leggeded beings :)I also asked if he was on a routine or schedule for feeding and pooping and peeing, and I dont believe he is, which is something I want to do so I can monitor/ know kind of how often he goes and what times so I can get him out then. Kind of also want to teach him to do a bell if he wants to go out (I was reading some old threads last night and came across someones pug ringing a bell to be let out <3)

    I have taken your advice from earlier and stocked up on the pee spray you mentioned and a powder version of the same thing, made a little ''cleaning'' station so if theres every a accident paper towels pee spray arent too far away. I am really determined, I hope I can read and figure out what he wants and needs early on.

    Ofcourse, the pugwelfare community seems so nice, everyone I have encountered has been so lovely. I can see them being very selfless and kind if I ever needed any help. Which is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tall grass pugs View Post
    Thank you for using rescue----don't forget to find an affordable camera for each of you to have at the ready. We love pics.
    <3 haha thank you, dont worry I will be posting! Probably too many. If such a thing exists.
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    Keep a fannypack of training treats on you at all times, and you won't be a stranger! VERY small bits of cheese work great—make them VERY small, as you will be handing out dozens during the day as you train him to come, sit, down, stay, get his nails done and folds cleaned —click, praise, treat! is the key to anything you want him to learn. Clickers accelerate the bonding and training too*— For housebreaking, just take him outside every few hours and after meals, and when you catch him in the act of peeing or pooping, click, praise, treat immediately, every time... no scolding for mistakes in the house, just clean 'em up and ignore them.

    Very soon he will learn to view you as a human treat dispenser, be eager to do what you want—and love you forever. The only thing pugs love more than their humans is food, and if those two things are combined, he will adore you forever! Congratulations, and post some pix as soon as you bring your new baby home! White pugs are rare, and young pugs also rare in rescue, so you've hit the jackpot (though my favorites are the brindles, and I have a soft spot for the elders).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loconn55 View Post
    Keep a fannypack of training treats on you at all times, and you won't be a stranger! VERY small bits of cheese work great—make them VERY small, as you will be handing out dozens during the day as you train him to come, sit, down, stay, get his nails done and folds cleaned —click, praise, treat! is the key to anything you want him to learn. Clickers accelerate the bonding and training too*— For housebreaking, just take him outside every few hours and after meals, and when you catch him in the act of peeing or pooping, click, praise, treat immediately, every time... no scolding for mistakes in the house, just clean 'em up and ignore them.

    Very soon he will learn to view you as a human treat dispenser, be eager to do what you want—and love you forever. The only thing pugs love more than their humans is food, and if those two things are combined, he will adore you forever! Congratulations, and post some pix as soon as you bring your new baby home! White pugs are rare, and young pugs also rare in rescue, so you've hit the jackpot (though my favorites are the brindles, and I have a soft spot for the elders).
    Hi <3

    lol I dont think I could pull off a fanny pack. Weve already had several accidents, amusingly he does them after we have brought him in. Thank you very much for your kind words and advice.

    Hes very crazy. Alot more than I think either me or my partner expected. Bundle of fun. <3

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    His arrival was delayed from friday to saturday, He arrived saturday at 2pm and by 3pm he was doing this...



    First walk earlier today







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    What a handsome boy!! I am so happy for you.
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