With a memorable flat and wrinkled face, round head and square body, the Pug is one of the most distinct-looking dog breeds today. Aside from their comical face, however, Pugs are also known to have a cheerful personality and a great sense of humor, qualities which help their popularity among dog lovers. Despite what their grumpy face might show, they are actually laughing on the inside and always live for some fun. The breed was first developed to serve as companions for the Chinese nobility. Today, they still do what they were meant to and serve their original purpose as a top house pet and overall companion to their family.
Just like most dogs, Pugs need a fair amount of physical and mental stimulation to keep them healthy and content. Additionally, they need to engage in entertaining activities; otherwise, they will end up trying to beat boredom by themselves, which usually results in destructive behavior. One of the easiest ways to provide your Pug with both physical and mental exercise is by playing “Pug-of-war”. This game is a simple yet fun way for your dog to let off some steam. It also satisfies their inherent urge to pull on things. But, most importantly, this game allows you to spend some time with your pooch, thereby strengthening your relationship.
Photos are an effective way to preserve special moments and memories, especially ones spent with your pooch. Having a photo shoot session with your Pug is an amusing indoor activity. What’s good about this activity is that you and your Pug are both relaxed and little effort is needed. You can even make things more fun by going over-the-top and dressing your dog up in various costumes or creating different props to use for the shoot. Not only is this a good bonding moment, it is also a way for you to document your dog’s life through the years, especially if your Pug is still a puppy.
If there is one thing that dogs love more than anything, it’s probably eating. All dogs, especially a Pug, would love to enjoy munching on some good ol’ doggy treats. However, instead of giving your dog some pre-packaged treats from the store, why not make things more special and create your own? Making treats on your own benefits both you and your pooch – you get to discover new recipes and try out your skills in the kitchen while your dog gets to be your official taste tester. Making treats can also serve as a bonding time for the two of you within the comforts of your own home.
It is always recommended for owners to regularly take their dogs on walks. However, for the Pug in particular, brief strolls are ideal. This is largely because of the Pugs inability to withstand heat. When taking your Pug for a walk, make sure to keep it short and to have some water in case your dog needs it.
Pugs have a reputation for being one of the “laziest” dog breeds around. This does not necessarily mean that they don’t like to move, it’s more of them being content with doing nothing. If you want to have a lazy day with your Pug, pop in a movie, grab some popcorn and watch on the couch while your pooch snuggles with you. Pugs always appreciate time spent with their owners.
If you are looking for a dog that loves to make you laugh, enjoys companionship and needs minimal exercise, then look no further than the Pug. This breed is low-maintenance; Pugs are willing to play and take a short walk but they are also perfectly happy to just lounge around the house and cuddle with their owners.