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How to Housetrain Your Pug

Part of the Pugs For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Housetraining a Pug takes time and patience. You need to let your Pug know where his personal potty space is outside so you are not cleaning up messes throughout the interior of your home. Here are some simple day-to-day-rules for housetraining your pet Pug.

In the morning, follow these steps:

  1. First thing, take your Pug outside and stay there several minutes and tell him, “Go Potty Puggy!” or “Hurry, Puggy, Hurry!” until he does the deed.

    When he’s done, tell him that he’s a great puppy.

  2. Give him breakfast.

  3. Take your Pug back outside for potty again. When he’s done, bring him indoors.

  4. If you can’t watch him, put him into his carrier.

  5. Take your Pug outdoors every 20 minutes if you’re home.

In the afternoon, here’s what to do:

  1. Feed Puggy lunch.

  2. Take him outside.

  3. Bring him back indoors and return him to his carrier if you’re busy and can’t watch him.

  4. If you can watch him inside the house, notice whether he keeps walking around and sniffing the floor for a few minutes. If he does, take him back outside.

Here’s your Pug’s evening schedule:

  1. As soon as you get home, take your Pug outside.

  2. Bring him in for dinner.

  3. Take him back outside.

  4. Right before you’re ready for bed, take Puggy outside again for the last time.

  5. Tell him “night-night” and put him in his carrier for the night.

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