Hi, my pup Molly is 12 weeks old and has been with us just over a week now.
She has settled in really well and is a lovely, happy, bouncy little pug.
The thing is, she's super clingy, I just read in another post that this is natural for a pug, but while I don't mind at all her following me around, I think it's really cute, but she won't even settle down and have a nap on a pillow. It always has to be on someone's lap. So if I'm busy doing something and she's ready for a lie down she will just follow me round looking sleepy until I sit down and she can lie on me or someone else.
Also, she cries a lot when we put her in her crate. She's really good at night, if you settle her down in your lap first and wait until she's fast asleep to put her in there. We've put a lot of effort into transforming a dresser in the lounge into a pug friendly, indoor kennel if you will. (We named it The Pug Shack). It has a wire mesh over the doors so she can see out and gets plenty air, I painted the walls inside a nice light lilac colour so it's not dark in there. She has her blanket, toys and I even make up her own hot water bottle before I put her in there. So it's a cosy little place, some might even say she's slightly spoilt but she just doesn't seem to like going in there. She only goes in during the day when she's after a treat and never stays in there for any length of time.
I'm worries because she cries so much even when I put her in there so I can go upstairs and have a shower and get ready knowing she won't destroy the living room (I've tried leaving her out, caught her scratching and chewing at the couch) I can hear her jumping up and worries she'll hurt herself and she always seems to be a little bit naughty when I let her out again.
I go back to work on Thursday so she will have to get in the routine of being in there 3 days a week with me calling her to let her out during my lunch break.
Am I just worrying to much and it's just something she'll get used to or is it making her stressed and upset?
Any advice much appreciated.