If you're one of the lucky ones who own a Japug, you are in for a treat every day of your pup's life! These adorable little snuggly dogs are a cross between the Japanese Chin and the Pug, earning them the name Jack-Pugs, or Japugs.
Japugs tend to be calm and gentle dogs that would rather spend their days snuggling in front of a cozy fire or curled up on your lap than playing, but they still need a mild amount of exercise.
These sweet dogs don't require a lot of work, but they don't like to be left alone for too long. They tend to be nervous; they don't like loud noises and aren't always recommended if you have young children who may be over-exuberant.
They make great pets for elderly homeowners looking for companionship from someone with unconditional love, or owners with small homes without yards. A little bit of daily exercise and lots of love is all your little Japug needs for a "pawfect" day with you!
Not all games are good for your Japug due to their small size and overall demeanor, but Tug of War is one of those games that no dog can resist! If you do it right, it can be great mental and physical stimulation.
You can play this game in any environment and in any type of weather, and the best part about it is that it can be very cheap or even free! All you need is a rope toy, and if you don't have one, an old sock will do in a pinch!
The important part to know before you get really into the game is that your pup has to obey of basic commands, like "drop it." Otherwise, it's just a game of "Drag Your Dog Around While They Hang On to the Rope," which is sometimes just as fun but quite often not healthy for your pup's teeth or spine, especially with a Japug.
Your Japug loves to make you happy and be right by your side all day, so why not teach Fido how to interact and help you as you do your daily chores?
Of course, Japugs are not very big, so teaching them to vacuum might not be the best choice, but you can still get help with lots of other chores!
The key is consistency. Once you give Fido a chore, they are going to want to do it every time. And, unlike with many teenagers, if you train them well, it will get done right!
Whether your dog enjoys bath time or not is partly in how you approach it. All dogs have to be groomed, but if you make an enjoyable game or relaxing day of it, Fido may be a spoiled pup who looks forward to grooming days.
Just like us, our furred friends need regular baths, nail trimmings, and even teeth cleanings. If you don't feel comfortable doing any of these things for Fido, you might prefer finding a dog groomer you trust to do these for you, but if you don't mind doing it yourself, you can save a lot of money and make memories with your Japug at the same time.