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Teaching Pug Puppy Stay – 5 Easy Steps

teaching pug puppy stay

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Hi, everyone. We’ve been covering basic training in the last few posts so please join if you are interested.Teaching Pug Puppy stay may well be a bit more difficult than other commands because your Pug will naturally want to follow you when you walk away from him.

Your little friend will have to learn to pay no attention to distractions and stay in whatever position you have directed him to assume.

Teaching Pug Puppy Stay


1, Have your pup on the leash in a sit or down position.

2. Stand directly in front of her. Now tell her “stay” and hold your hand in front of her face like a stop sign.

3. Give your Pug a tasty dog biscuit every few of moments that she sits, and praise her saying “good stay.”

4. Keeping your face and body directed at your puppy, begin to step around him. Keep on giving her dog treats as long as she stays.

5. Release your Pug by telling her ” OK ” in a happy tone, but don’t give her a treat.

Start teaching Pug puppy stay with your dog on her leash. You will have some control for when the she breaks away from her stay.If your Pug does break away get her right back and begin again.

It will be an error telling your pug ” stay “, releasing her and then rewarding her. If you do she will associate the reward with the release. When you release her don’t give her a dog treat.

When you walk around your little pug make certain that you keep facing her.Try to side step in a semicircle around your puppy. In the beginning you may only be able to do a step or two before your Pug dog breaks her stay.

The longer the dog does stays, the further you should try to move around her. Your goal is to walk in a full circle around your puppy.

When you get behind your Pug she will probably be uneasy, so you will have to work up to that level.


Getting Your Pug Puppy To Stay Down


At first your Pug will only give you a couple of seconds in stay.That’s OK. Build on that.

Reward those few seconds while your puppy conforms.You gradually build a strong stay.

If she attempts to stand up all the time , put one hand behind her shoulder-blade to keep her down while telling her “stay.” Always keep the one hand on a squirming dog. Use your other hand to make the stop sign and give her dog snacks. Don’t give her the opportunity to stand up.

Once your dog quits squirming go back to the free hands method. Practice until the puppy perfects her stay.

Getting Distance, Distraction and Duration


Now we get started adding distance. Then adding a couple of distractions.

You will need some help for this part. A kid bouncing a ball will be a perfect distraction for your Pug.

Finally stretch the length of “down ” stay to say ten minutes and the “sit ” stay to about two.

Your aim is to combine the three: distance, distraction and duration.

Try to attain a five-minute down stay while you are about ten feet away and tennis balls are flying past the Pugs head. Add one of these to the training one by one and then attempt different combinations as your puppies concentration improves.

I’d love to know what you think about this issue.Let me know in the comments.

“Other useful commands to teach your dog are ‘stay,’ ‘heel,’ ‘remove your snout from that person’s groin,’ ‘stop humping the Barcalounger,’ ‘do not bark violently for two hours at inanimate objects such as a flowerpot,’ ‘ do not eat poop,’ and ‘if you must eat poop, then at least refrain from licking my face afterward’.” Dave Barry, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Bye For Now.

Rich S.


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