After you bring your puggle home, you’ll face some challenges training your puppy. Remember, the puggle isn’t necessarily a one-owner dog so training can be done by anyone in the family if it is handled properly. Remember, consistency can help you with any training you decide to incorporate so bare that in mind when you begin to train your puggle.
Teach Your Puggle Things to Avoid
Almost all new born use their hands and mouths to play. Have you ever noticed how cute it looks when we offer our hand to a new born puppy and he takes it into his mouth? So in the same manner, puppies use their mouths to play with each other and will try to bite or 'mouth' the hands when being petted and when playing with you. This is a normal and totally acceptable behavior in the development of a puppy.
Puggles can be taught quickly not to do this if approached appropriately. A puggle is mild in temperament and disposition. These dogs want to please so if you voice your requests and the dog learns what ‘no’ means, then you shouldn’t have a problem training your puggle.
To get over this stage, you should try redirecting the puppy’s attention onto acceptable chew toys as it is the best way to work around this stage. You can also teach the puppy to be gentle with hands and that nipping will result in an unpleasant consequence. When the pup nips you, yell 'OUCH' and then ignore the pup until he calms down. One should always be patient and show consistency in his/her efforts as it will take many repetitions for the pup to understand.
Puggle puppies tend to explore things by putting the item in their mouth just as a new born child likes to chew or place things in his or her mouth. Give them a toy and they will promptly put it in their mouth. The teething process goes on until the pup is about 6 months old. Chewing is a normal stage in the pup's development but you need to decide what you want the puggle to chew and keep things out of their way that you don’t want chewed!
Chewing anything and everything could pose some serious problems to your baby puggle. To prevent most of these problems from occurring, you need to teach the pup what is acceptable to chew and what isn't. Below are a few suggestions to help you tide over the chewing phase.
• Start by puppy proofing the house by moving all breakables, valuables, cleaners, pesticides, poisonous plants, etc. out of the puppy’s reach.
• Make a loud noise whenever you find the pup chewing on something which is not acceptable and replace the undesirable with an acceptable chew toy. Also make sure to praise when the pup takes the new object.
• Don’t give pups things like old socks, old shoes or old children toys to play with because the puppy can’t decide which things are old and acceptable and which things are new and off limits.
• One should supervise a puggle puppy at all times or keep him in the crate if he isn’t being observed.
• One should confine the pup in a safe place when you leave the house so the puppy doesn’t chew everything in sight while you are away.