The Silky Pug is a mix of two purebred breeds: the Pug and the Silky Terrier. The parent breeds are very small, so the Silky Pug is a cute mini pup as well. With a Silky Pug, you will get a combination of both breed temperaments and characteristics. This dog is a wonderful family dog and is the ideal indoor dog. This cuddly canine can live with you quite happily in an apartment or small home. This breed is considered a “posh” or “celebrity dog” because of their tiny size and stunningly adorable face. You may even see a Silky Pug in a baby carrier, a little fancy carrier, or even in a purse with their head sticking out!
Nose work requires dogs to use their sense of smell to sniff out something, such as a treat. Nose work makes the perfect indoor activity and is a good choice when fun is the idea on a rainy day. This nose work activity, Find the Treat, gives your pup the chance to play hide-and-seek, but not with people! Hiding a scrumptious treat in a room and seeing if your Silky Pug can find it is just as fun for you as it is for them! You may have to start out slowly, but it can be a successful game for the both of you.
If your Silky Pug is more of the hyperactive type (typically from the terrier side), you should consider enrolling your pup in obedience training. Many dog owners do this because their dogs are easily excited and hard to settle down. Obedience training allows your dog to learn the much-needed commands such as "sit" and "stay". Pet parents also choose obedience training because their dogs may be aggressive or the growling type. Simply not obeying commands and possessing negative behaviors, such as jumping up on people, can be a reason anyone chooses training. If you choose to enroll your Silky Pug, be sure to speak with the instructor about everything your little one will learn.
This is always a fun activity. Take a dog- safe laser pointer and shine it on the carpet and walls (not in your dog's eyes!). Watch your little one's reaction and see if your Silky Pug tries to "get" the red dot! This is an ideal indoor activity!
It is always fun to cool off on a hot day. If you have a space in your backyard or on your deck, you can enjoy a little water time with your furry friend! If your Silky Pug likes a bath, then they may enjoy some pool time outside. Just be sure to keep the depth of the water in the pool very shallow, since your baby is quite small!