Are chug puppies possessive? Well, it depends. If your chug puppy has more traits of a chihuahua, he could be possessive of both family members and his personal space. If he has more pug tendencies, he will likely be more laid back.
How to know if your chug puppy is possessive:
1. As a puppy, your chug will probably welcome all guests that come his way. However, as he gets older watch to see how he acts around new visitors. If he barks at them continuously after they enter the house, then there could be cause for alarm. If your chug puppy only barks when guests first enter, that is ok.
2. If your chug puppy begins to curl his lips and growl when you try and take his toys, this behavior should be corrected if possible. It is a common trait of a Chihuahua.
How to correct chug puppy possessive behavior:
1. Get him used to socializing with other people and other dogs at a young age. Also make sure you let all family members participate in training so he offers his allegiance to more than one family member.
2. Get your chug puppy used to you and your family invading his personal space. This means his bed, his treats etc. Practice gently pulling his treats away while he is chewing on them. If he growls, say a command loudly such as “no” or “bah”. After that, place him in his crate for about 10 minutes and try again.
Due to their small size, chug puppy’s can be possessive but after some training and patience, they will continue to be loving and loyal pups