New pug mommy, HELP.

Hello everyone! I'm Adriana and my pug's name is Mila. I got her like 3 weeks ago. She's a month and a half old. The reason I'm asking for your help is that, I would like to know how did you stablished a good relationship with your pug? some tricks, I don't know, cause I know mine is too young but she seems to like others more than she likes me I mean, she wags her tail to everyone! even strangers but she doesn't do that with me, she just bites me ( I think because she's growing her teeth). She gets really excited when she is with my boyfriend and my brother but with me ain't like that, even though I pet her, give her food, play with her and stuff. I'm a little worried that she doesn't like me
She's a very hyperactive dog btw.

Any tips, anyone?

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Frodo.of.the.Shire (over 5 years ago)

I'm in the same boat as you had our little one 2 months now. He wags his tail to everyone and gets really excited when he see's new people like your Mila does. He only wags his tail at me if he's not seen me for a few hour or when he first wakes up in the morning, I think its just the fact of seeing someone new. Also he chews everything I just make sure I always have a toy for him to chew when he gets bitey and tell him off if he ever bites me, she will learn in time just takes patience im sure she loves you

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Sofezmom (over 5 years ago)

I agree, you just have to be patient with her. She's a baby but she'll figure out real quick who's her mommy...who feeds her, cares for her and all those day to day things she looks forward to and depends on. The biting you...like children they take it to the limit how far they can push you and rebellious. I went through 2 obedience classes with Sophia. She did well but it was a LOT of work and she has a short memory! Just keep loving on her...

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Sofezmom (over 5 years ago)

I agree, you just have to be patient with her. She's a baby but she'll figure out real quick who's her mommy...who feeds her, cares for her and all those day to day things she looks forward to and depends on. The biting you...like children they take it to the limit how far they can push you and rebellious. I went through 2 obedience classes with Sophia. She did well but it was a LOT of work and she has a short memory! Just keep loving on her...

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Sofezmom (over 5 years ago)

I agree, you just have to be patient with her. She's a baby but she'll figure out real quick who's her mommy...who feeds her, cares for her and all those day to day things she looks forward to and depends on. The biting you...like children they take it to the limit how far they can push you and rebellious. I went through 2 obedience classes with Sophia. She did well but it was a LOT of work and she has a short memory! Just keep loving on her...

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Adriana (over 5 years ago)

thank you very much! Actually Mila just wags her tail when she's not seen me four a couple of hours so it's a relief to know that it's normal at her age. I started to think she didn't liked me. Yeah, I'm trying to be patient with her about the chewing, cause that's her favorite thing to do, but i hope she will understand someday haha. I love her, wouldn' trade that little girl for anything

Again thank you! I feel more peacefull haha.

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Ushagrace (over 5 years ago)

Oh congrats!!!!!! She sounds sweet! My baby Ravi behaved the same way with me, and now we are soooo bonded. Stop Worrying!!!! Enjoy!!! Ravis mom Usha

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KatB (over 5 years ago)

PLEASE! Don't worry yourself. She loves you. Just because she doesn't wag her tail at you, doesn't mean she doesn't like you. My very own China Rose doesn't wag hers at me. And shows little excitment when I come home for me. And she goes nuts for other people. I have been owned by 3 pugs and fostered a few. Rosie is an aloof pug. She never wants to sit on my lap, but loves to sleep with me. She wants to be in every room, every car ride, and gets hurt if she isn't included. She's a pug.
You baby is very new. Have patience. And baby talk to her, and play with her. Become a kid, again. At the fool in front of you pug. For some reason, pugs like that. They find it funny, when there parents act in that way. Go lots of places, and let her socilize with others. Wait til all shots are done first though. She is still adjusting to her new home. Give it time.

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kbailey (over 5 years ago)

I think its like the way that children get all excited about a playdate or going to ganny's house. She knows you love her but sometimes mom isn't as exciting because she's always there. I'm sure she's just really busy exploring and looking for trouble to stop and pay attention to u. Give her time and I bet she will be the most loving puppy ever

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Adriana (over 5 years ago)

Thank you very much everyone!! Your comments made me really happy. I'll let you know how our relationship goes over the time. Again thanks! :D

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KatB (over 5 years ago)

Adriana, I train students in Obedience. And one problem I see alot, is that people wait to long to build a good relationship with there dogs. Oh, they feed them, clean up after them, take them for walks etc. What you need to do is start early with basic Obedience training. Even as small as she is, start with sit. The earlier the better. Then move on to down. When they are so small it is so much easier to move them into positions. Make it a good play game. Lots of people wait til a dog is almost a year old and causing problems like on walks with heel. They get dragged down the street. When you puppy is small, just 5 min. of basics will build a close relationship with you and your dog. Dogs have to have a leader they look up to. Be that. They will love you even more. And want to be with you. Hope this helps.

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Adriana (over 5 years ago)

Of course it helps! thank you!! She already knows how to sit, I will start with down as soon as possible

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Adriana (over 5 years ago)

Of course it helps! thank you!! She already knows how to sit, I will start with down as soon as possible

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pug_obsessed0530 (over 5 years ago)

lol, all of my pugs where like this to begin with. she is only doin this bc she knows ur gonna give her attention rather or not she wants it.. if u kind of back off from the playfulness toward her, she will be like "hey mama wats goin on" and she will be more playful with you. she just has to get use to her surroundings is all (:

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lannaguild (over 5 years ago)

She's still in her puppy stage and is excited to see other ppl! Pugs usually attach to one own and it's usually the one that takes care of her. I would suggest when she isn't in her puppy mood and wants to sleep have her sleep on your lap when watching tv or when you're in bed have her sleep with u. She will learn quickly you are her mama! When I first got my pug he liked everyone, but now he is at my side at all times! She is still puppy once she gets older you'll see her getting closer to you!

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Sadiesmommy1010 (almost 5 years ago)

When she wags her tail at other people like strangers she's never seen before it's like going on a playdate when your a kid you meet someone new and you get excited as for the biting all puppies bite Sadie is 8 moths old and she bites every thing! Just give Milan a toy and sat "no" when she bites you

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Zuji (2 months ago)

~ I'd worried that Zuji might be indifferent to me, or afraid, as I'm a tall older male.

Ha Ha! No worries!

I'd read that it would be best to get down on his level, approach him from the side and not to hover directly over him.

I'd also read that friendship with puppies involved gentle guidance and reinforcement for positive behavior, but no scolding, no punishment and nothing which might inspire fear.

The result of following that plan for three weeks is an affectionate Pug puppy who wags his tail in greeting every time I appear, who kisses, yet loves a wild game of ftech.

He's such a joy to be around.