I've checked his front teeth tonight, yep! he's lost his 4 front teeth 2 up and 2 down. THEYIE, if you can read this, MAMASANGRE is correct to say that KIREI is teething that why she's a bit 'abnoxious' right now, and it's true too that she'll sink her teeth in to any available object around her. Please let me share with you what we do with Charlie's teething and potty training.
- We do not get mad and start yelling at the puppy when he starts to munch on the furniture, slippers, chairs, edges of the stairway, our pants or anything. Instead with a firm voice, we say 'BAD' and move him AWAY. It's really up to us to do that since pugs can be stubborn and at times will not listen. Then we give him something to munch on like dried pig's skin stick which is available at any pets shop. This skin is also good for his itchy gums.
the reason why Charlie's always have something in his mouth, dawgie is teething!
- Play with him. That's important to keep him from being bored and starts to munch on things just to get our attention. Playing is also important for him to spend his energy.
- Puppies are so energetic! I've read a pugsy article that pugs do not need to be walked frequently and they do not bark a lot. Charlie is just the opposite. He is so alive and enjoys the walks. He'll begin it by barking out loud as if telling everyone: " Here I am, here I am! Come on out you guys!" That's why he's pretty muscular, thanks to the movements and he eats well but not turning fat.
- We walk him out several times a day, 5 times averagely for his potty training. This will lessen when he becomes older. We reward him for doing his potty outside and give him a bit of scolding when he does it inside. Puppies can't control it yet so it's important for Charlie to have a regulated time for eating and then potty. And this is also important for him to learn the neighborhood, see other people and other dogs. He is crazy about kids especially and kids are to him.
But really, the key here is spending time training the puppy. And that ensures success. My husband and I were so confident that he'll never wet our bed that as early as his second week with us ( he was almost 3 months then ) we allowed him to sleep with us. He did no accidents and now sleeping with us is normal, and Charlie even gets most of the space.
Dear THEYIE, if you can't find the pigs skin sticks, may I suggest that you buy them fresh without fat, clean and boil it to reduce the remaining fat and slice them about half inch in thickness and 5 inches long ...let them dry in the sun. When it's totally dry, it's ready for your puppy to chew. Also if you can get Kirei some toys, like rubber balls or anything that is not dangerous for puppies. She'll appreciate that.
I've edited some parts, very very sleepy when I did the post last night..see the difference mamasangre? ^_^