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Deciding to adopt a chug puppy or a chug dog is an exciting decision. But should you adopt a grown chug dog or a newborn chug puppy?

Guidelines on Adopting Chug Puppies:

  1. Bringing up a chug puppy is an advantage because this means that you are in control of it’s behavior, health and wellbeing from the start.
  2. You should adopt a chug puppy when it is at least 10 weeks old. Any earlier and your chug puppy may suffer from separation anxiety.
  3. A chug puppy can easily adjust to new surroundings as compared to an adult chug dog that is used to a different environment. However, this benefit is offset by the fact that the pup may chew on some of your household items and would need to be housebroken.
  4. There is no assurance of what a chug puppy would look like when it gets old; especially it is a mixed breed. Also, his temperament might change too when he grows up.

Guidelines on Adopting a grown Chug Dog:

  1. You would have less of a fuss taking care of an adult chug dog. They already have this established behavior that you can easily adopt too. By being with the chug dog more often, you would have more or less an idea of what its temperament is.
  2. Be sure to make note of the chug dog’s behavior and temperament before buying him. Be sure to monitor for aggressive growling or possessive behavior.
  3. A full grown chug dog may take time to adapt to it’s new owner.
  4. Make sure to introduce the chug dog to your family members before deciding to bring him home. Make sure it gets along with the children and the rest of the family.
  5. Adult chug dog may not need your full attention unlike chug puppies need and would require lesser trips to the veterinary.
  6. For a fully grown chug dog physique and behavior is basically not a variable anymore. What you see is basically what you get.

Adopting a chug dog is not an easy task and choosing which one to adopt can be a little tricky too. Everyone loves sweet looking chug puppies, but some may not be up to give them the attention they need. Adult chug dogs need no great amount of guidance but can still turn out to be a lovable pet. Whichever you think is the right pet for you, just keep in mind that taking care of them needs a lot of time and effort. In return, they would always keep you company and loved.

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

May people think that their chug puppy’s sole form of communication is barking. However, chug pups can Chug Puppy Personalitycommunicate in many other ways such as facial expressions, body postures and gestures. When and how a dog performs these type of actions also needs to be taken into consideration. For example, a chug puppy that barks more at night may have excess energy, which means they may be sleeping too much during the day.

Here are a few common ways small dogs try to communicate:

  1. Growling and Standing Up Tall – Small toy dogs have a tendency to do this when they are trying to protect their owner or let larger dogs know that they do not feel threatened.
  2. Crouching and Laying Ears Flat – This is a sign of submission in small dogs such as chugs. They will often do this when they are scorned, especially if you tower over them to pick them up before they finish going potty in the house.
  3. Putting a Paw Over Another Dog’s Shoulders – this is usually an invitation to play with another dog and is a playful expression of dominance.
  4. Pawing at The Neck – Your chug puppy may do this when you come home. It may seem like he is deliberatley trying to scratch you, but it is in fact an expression of affection.

As an owner of a new chug puppy, you will begin to understand what these actions mean more and more over time.

Sooner or later, every parent or person in a relationship is going to hear “Can we get a puppy?”

Rather than avoiding the question, parents should consider whether their family is really ready for a pet, says Sharon Should You Buy a Chug Puppy?Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.

Bergen suggests that parents weigh the pros and cons of adding a pet to the household before agreeing to a child’s request. “A pet can teach children responsibility and become a wonderful addition to a family-or it can be a burden,” she says. Bergen recommends families consider the following before deciding.

A Few Things to Consider Before Bringing a Chug Puppy Into The Family:

Children: You should also be aware that due to a Chug Puppy’s size, they may not be ideal for a family with very small children. Small children may inadvertantly harm your chug puppy while they are playing with them. This does not mean you absoultley should not get one, but be prepared to supervise your children before they get mature enough to handle the chug puppy properly.

Responsibility: Families should agree beforehand who will be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up after the pet. Chug Puppies are pretty low maintenance (see exercise requirements here), but they do require some maintenance and even more affection. If the prospect seems too daunting, parents may suggest waiting until the child is old enough to help care for an animal.

Home Size: If you have a small to medium sized home, a Chug Puppy is ideal. However, if you live on a large lot of land, be aware that chug puppies are small and may be difficult to spot when they are out. They are also susceptible to animals such as hawks and owls. If you are finiky about your furniture, blankets and rugs, make sure you know that chug puppies like to burrow and paw more than other dogs.

Budget: Owning a pet is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members should realize that they may have to give up other activities to properly care for a pet. Luckily chug puppies are small, so your food budget won’t be as high as other breeds. They are also mutts, which generally means better health.

Bergen recommends the whole family meet the animal before deciding to take it home. Owning a pet is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting your new family member.

Our Chug Puppy Max is now approaching 4 months of age. When we initially brought him home, he was very docile and very much a lap dog, like his mom who was a pug. However, as he has gotten older we have noticed his agility increasing. He can now dart around the room when he is playing. One of his favorite places to hide is under the couch!

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If your chug puppy has a lot of Chiuaua traits you will probably notice this type of activity:

  1. He moves his paws like a cat.
  2. They paw at corners, rugs and blankets in a rapid motion.
  3. They burrow under the covers of your bed at night.
  4. They hide under the couch.

We have seen this behavior with our chug max and have read about it on numerous websites. Since chug puppies are part chiuaua, they inherit traits such as nervousness and suceptability to colder temperatures. This usually results in your chug puppy seeking warm, enclosed enviornments.

While this may appear cute at first, you want to be carefull that your chug puppy does not rip up your carpet or other blankets/fabrics. You may want to consider a bitter spray to line the edge of your carpet with. Products such as NaturVet are often effective.

After you are done finding a chug puppy, it’s time to take him home it’s time to take on the role of mother hen or an alpha male and begin shaping the chug puppies personality.

Be very patient when raising a chug puppy. Sometimes you will think that your chug puppy is “too stubborn” or just “won’t listen”. Don’t get discouraged and above all, be consistent with your training. We found that having a training session right after you get back from work or another outing works well

Despite of all the challenges of training a chug puppy, you should always remember that in the end it will be for both your benefit. If you leave your chug puppy untrained, it will think that it�s the alpha male in your household and it will be even harder to make him obedient. You definetley do not want this to happen so stay dilligent with your training.

Just like in anything else in life keeping a positive point of view helps. Even in training your chug puppy. When your chug puppy keeps on destroying stuff, humping guests or even messing up the garbage, scolding it in a negative matter WILL NOT help.

Instead the chug puppy should be trained in a positive manner. Do this and he will be well behaved and a joy to have around.

So our chug Max is now 11 weeks old. He is now starting to get into his playful mode. What does playful mean to dog owners?

Well…for us, it means the following:

  • A strong desire to chew shoes.
  • Playful nipping.
  • Tugging on blankets, shirts and other fabric.
  • Occassional growling.
  • Random sprints (sometimes referred to as “tears”) around the house.

While most of this is harmless, we did become a bit worried when our chug started growling loudly while we played tug of war with him. At first we thought that he may be having behavioral issues, but after researching the internet and buying a book at Barnes and Noble we learned that the situation you are in and the expression on your chug dog’s face can be indicative of his current emotional state.

When it is ok for your chug to growl:

  • You are playing tug of war or other games with a chew toy.
  • He hears a sound and is being protective of his owners.

You should worry about your chug puppy’s growling when:

  • He growls at you when he is not playing.
  • He opens his mouth and shows his teeth.
  • He growls at strangers.

Bottom line: observe your chug and be able to decipher between a angry growl and a playfull ground. If a playful growl, you do not need to worry. If he is getting ferocious, you better nip the problem in the bud while he is a puppy or it could impact his behavior as an adult.

So our chug Max was acting a bit naughty tonight and had to be put in his crate. After that he went out for his nightly walk and tripped and fell off the sidewalk. He landed on his side and did not appear to be injured.

After we brought him inside he started to act very docile and inactive. Generally evening time is when he likes to run around the living room and play with his toys. My girlfriend became worried and thought that the reason he was acting awry was because he may have gotten a concussion from his fall.

After some research on the internet we discovered that he did not have any of the symptoms associated with a concussed dog. However, we were still not convinced. We then approached our chug while he was laying down with a treat and he immediately sprang up and began to play again after almost 3hrs of loafing around.

Given that chiuauas are a bit fiesty/yappy and pugs are stubborn/docile, it makes sense that your chug dog may exhibit some erratic behavior. This is what makes a chug a chug, though.

As with most puppies, Chug puppies have a tendency to have some anxiety when they first leave their mother. When we first brought our Chug home, he was constantly crying and running up to us when we left the room. We have had our chug for 2 weeks now and his seperation anxiety has gotten better.  We did this by following a few guidelines we researched:

How to cure your chug puppy’s seperation anxiety:

  1. Get a training crate and start putting your dog in for short periods of time. At first we left him in all day when we went to work. We did not see any improvement in our chug’s behavior. Soon after realizing this, I worked from home more and put him in the crate for shorter periods of time and the whining began to stop.
  2. Give him lots to do. There are plenty of toys to keep your chug puppy occupied. Our chug puppy prefers to chew on Ziggys. They are available at pet smart.
  3. Exhaust your chug puppy before leaving. Let him run outside or play with toy in the house.
  4. Turn on the radio or TV before you leave. Chug puppies are generally calmed by the ambient noise.
  5. Don’t make a big scene when you come home. This type of behavior will encourage the chug to anticipate your arrival more eagerly.

These tips should help cure your chug puppies seperation anxiety. Above all, it is important to love your chug. The more you demonstrate this, the more independent he will become.

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