There are as many ways to raise a chug puppy as there are to raising a child. But most of us agree that when it comes to children, it can be easier since they sense and process information the same way we do.
How many times have we heard, “My dog just won’t listen to me”, or “He just won’t behave!” It truly takes dedication to train your chug correctly – ideally you want to start doing it the right way when he is a puppy.
3 Things to remember when training your chug puppy:
- Chug dogs do not understand English until we teach them. When you begin training your chug, they study us to learn our body language, facial expressions and the tone of our language. Until we teach them the English language, all they understand is our tone. If we say, “Wanna go out?” one day, “Have to go potty?” the next day, and, “Hafta pee?” the third day, if they DO figure out what we want, it is because we have picked up the leash and moved toward the door with a happy face! If you want to speed up his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. Pick a command for EACH behavior and stick with it. Consistency is very important when teaching a chug what your voice tones mean.
- A young chug puppy’s metabolism is working overtime. That results in having to go to the bathroom more often than older dogs. Therefore, do not punish or hit your chug puppy when he makes a mistake in your house. You will notice your chug’s favorite time to go to the bathroom will be after sleeping and eating primarily. Make sure you bring him out consistently, catch him in the act if he goes in your house and praise him when he goes outside and not in your house. Follow those steps and your chug puppy should be housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age.
- Chug dogs are observant of facial expressions. Do not scowl and turn away from them when they make mistakes while training. This can lead to an insecure chug, as he may begin to have separation issues, which is one of the first things you want to tame when you get your chug puppy.