This super-helpful 380-page GIANT Book of Pug Care contains everything you need to know about taking care of your Pug puppy or dog.
Pugs, a brachycephalic breed that are highly in tune to their humans, need to be cared for and raised with vigilant care. PetPugDog, your #1 go-to source since 2008, is with you every step of the way with this incredible book.
You’ll start off with ‘About the Pug’ which covers a look back to the Pug’s ancestry, ear and tail shapes, colors and markings, unique coats, size variances, comparisons to other breeds, the Pug personality, males vs females, the brachycephalic backlash, and more.
You’ll love reading through the Pug Dog Survey Results. See where your Pug fits in with 2,693 Pug puppies and dogs in regard to appearance (including exact weights) and enlightening aspects of health and behavior.
Pugs certainly have their personality quirks. Learn which behaviors to ‘let go’ and which to correct via our detailed training steps. Shy, hyper, stubborn, fussy eaters, clingy, scared, trouble when home alone, it’s all here (29 behavioral sections).
If you are just now bringing a puppy home, this awesome Pug care book offers complete advice for setting up your Pug’s area, a guide for introductions, how to handle day and nighttime whining, the importance of early desensitization, and much more.
If it’s one thing Pugs need, it’s proper grooming. This is a high-shedding breed that’s prone to yeast infections. The ‘Grooming’ chapter is extensive with a care chart, details of tasks, full bathing & drying details, brushing, wrinkle care, nail trimmings, at-home dental care, body part specific care, and more.
In regard to health, this is one aspect you want to be highly informed about. And, this book goes all-out to offer you everything you need. You'll know exactly what to expect, how to handle any symptoms, options for at-home care, and important statistics. There are 40+ health sections including conditions under BOAS, hip, elbow, and knee disorders, and diseases that play a role in Pug dog leading causes of death.
Pugs tend to have hearty appetites yet a low tolerance for exercise. The ‘Feeding & Nutrition’ chapter (10 sections) along with the ‘Exercise & Activity’ chapter (5 sections) contains everything you need to know to keep your Pug in tiptop shape. Fussy eaters, big appetites, quality kibbles, home cooking, growing pups, and adults with a few pounds to lose, it’s all included in this book.
The training sections are extensive. Housebreaking for fast no-stress success, commands, heeling, desensitization & socialization, training for barking (every possible scenario, broken down with step-by-step training for quick results), nipping, excessive licking, refusal to walk along, instilling proper hierarchy, and much more.
The ‘Female Issues’ chapter offers full information regarding the heat cycle, pregnancy, whelping, and female-specific health issues. If you have a litter to take care of, you’ll appreciate the weaning and milestone information.
This book never slows down. You’ll have a full ‘Safety & Happiness’ chapter with first aid (how to react & exactly what to do), traveling, and vet checks. And, this Pug book helps you stay organized with a ‘Lifelong Care Checklist’ and a ‘Bonding Checklist’.
Careful attention was given to beautiful formatting, so that your huge 380-page (8.5x11”) book does not feel overwhelming (but find a big spot on your bookshelf!). Throughout are helpful sidebars, charts, photos (b&w), and supplement reading aids.
There is so much to dive into; we hope that you are eager to learn more about your Pug and what you can do to provide the very best of care. Let’s get going!