Pug Temperament & Tips For Caring For Pugs In Nigeria

Let’s explore the pug temperament, pugs’ suitability for your home and some tips for caring for pugs in Nigeria.

Because of their less aggressive temperament, the pug is right for you and your family, especially if you have children! Notably, pugs are small in size and love a lot of attention and companionship. Pugs always want their owner’s attention and also want to please them. This makes pugs an ideal home dog because they can thrive as long as there are attention and love. They don’t just like spending time alone!

Understanding the pug's temperament and how to care for pugs
Because of their less aggressive temperament, the pug is right for you and your family, especially if you have children.

If you consider the right dog for your family, the pug is your best bet as they live to please their owners more than anything else and have an easy-going lifestyle. A pug does not want to be separated from his family, especially where he is loved unconditionally. Just be prepared to treat the pug as a legitimate family member.

Pug Temperament

The pug is renowned for its charming personality trait. They are small in size, yet they have a strong will, but they hardly show aggression. This makes them an ideal family dog, especially if you have children. Pugs show a corresponding emotion to their owner’s temperament. They can sometimes be quiet and exhibit docility, but they are also enthusiastic and teasing. Their sensitivity to their owner’s moods makes them pleasant pets.

Pugs generally crave human companionship to thrive. For this reason, pugs are often referred to as a “shadow” because they always want to be part of human activities. Training pugs requires patience and a lot of dedication. Sometimes you may need treats as a form of motivation. Pugs also eat and nap a lot; they are snoozy and spend most of their time sleeping.

Training pugs requires patience and a lot of dedication
Training pugs requires patience and a lot of dedication

Tips For Caring For Pugs In Nigeria

The pug is a unique breed, and as such, it requires unique conditions to breed them successfully, especially in Nigeria. Below are tips for caring for pugs in Nigeria:

  • The pug is a brachycephalic dog; this refers to a dog with a shortened head – meaning it has a short nose and a flat face. You should, therefore, always rely on tips that will regulate their breathing and activities in general.
  • Always follow tips that relate to the toy-size nature of the Pug.
  • Pugs can grow excessively fat. You should therefore ensure they are treated to a healthy diet, with a regular exercise regime. Do not expect this to be easy, but with patience, you can train your pugs.
  • You should apply all grooming procedures because the pug has a thick coat and also sheds heavily.
Pugs can grow excessively fat. You should therefore ensure they are treated to a healthy diet, with a regular exercise regime
Pugs can grow excessively fat. You should therefore ensure they are treated to a healthy diet, with a regular exercise regime

Grooming For Pugs

Because the pug’s coat is short and smooth, it makes it easy to groom even though they are considered high-maintenance dogs! Note that the pug’s double coat sometimes retain odour, and their folded skin can easily absorb moisture and hold in debris that could lead to infections. Besides, the pug’s skin dries quickly, and their folded ears can easily attract dirt.

To properly groom a pug, take note of the following tips below;

  • Brush and comb the pug with a quality bristle 
  • Only use shampoo when it is important
  • Properly dry after every bath
  • Bathing maybe once in 3 weeks
  • Clean the pug’s wrinkles daily
  • Clean the eye area daily
  • Care for the paws every two weeks
  • Clean the pug’s nose, ears, and eye as often as needed.

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