Puppies can appear to be fully trained and then without warning there is a set back and the dog seems to have forgotten all of the rules.
There are some steps that an owner can take if this happens:
Make sure that this is not due to a health issue
. Bladder infections, urinary tract infections and other conditions can cause a dog to have loss of bladder control.
2)This may be an attention seeking behavior. Some Pugs require a great amount of affection and have excessive cravings for human companionship.
Owners do not need to spend every moment offering direct attention, however when home with a Pug for the day, owners should take time every 20 to 30 minutes for some interaction.
Positive reinforcement will be more important than ever. While this is done during house training, owners can overlook this once the dog is trained. Using the same amount of enthusiasm as before, offer great praise and a treat any time that the Pug goes to the bathroom in the designated area.
Time can move quickly and it can be easy for an owner to overlook a scheduled bathroom break for their dog. If someone is busy at home, signals to go outside may be overlooked. No matter what age your Pug is, take him or her outside at regular intervals.