Breaking News: Puggles are a Hit Online and in Your Homes

by coachz10 on December 9, 2011

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TuffGuy is a Hit Online

Find Out Why Puggles are a Hit with Dog Owners!

It funny how things work out, isn’t it? Of all the websites and blogs I own, Puggle Place is the most popular…by an incredibly large margin and in spite of my neglect.

I sincerely regret the latter and hope to make it up to everyone beginning right now!

The fact is, Puggles are amazing big dogs trapped in little dog bodies!

I often tell people that we have a Bull Mastiff trapped in a Puggle’s body. I’m sure you can relate to that sort of behavior. Interestingly, these little balls of energy are fierce, loyal, social, and lovable.

I hear stories almost every day about Puggles who snuggle, snore, and then snuggle some more. Interestingly, Puggles like to sleep as much as they like to play; and, settle rather nicely into a routine that includes plenty of naptime, almost always curled up in a little ball.

Additionally, Puggles seem to have this thing about being close enough to touch…at all times!

If that isn’t possible?

Then they will be as close as humanly possible,” inserting themselves into the middle of whatever’s going on at the moment.

To the right (see the image), you will notice TuffGuy’s in one of his favorite spots.

He loves to curl up in a ball and wait for me!

The spot?

A recliner right behind my desk chair…toys and all!

TuffGuy has as many toys as my two granddaughters combined and has always had a particular affinity for squeaky toys.

If it squeaks?

TuffGuy will play with it until I ceases to squeak. Again, I’ve heard from other Puggle owners who have told me their little Puggles do the same thing.

The Puggle traits I hear about most often are:

  • Stubborn
  • Protective
  • Stubborn
  • Relentless
  • Loyal
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Dominant
  • Anxious
  • Stubborn
  • Smart
  • Faithful
  • Easy to train
  • Hard to train
  • Stubbornly Loving
  • Great with kids

Did I say loving?

If you have a Puggle and are having trouble training it? Contact me.

Let’s talk!

Puggle training can be difficult because they are very intelligent and can be quite stubborn. I did mention stubborn, didn’t I?

However, if you are consistent, positive, and loving, your Puggle will be one of the best, if not the best, pet you have ever owned.

Stay tuned for a lot more in 2012 and thanks for hanging around…it’ll be worth it!

John & TuffGuy
216-712-7018  (unblock your ID or leave a message)
Puggle Place (a.k.a., TuffGuy’s Place)
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

NOTE: I know, I know! Puggle is not capitalized. You know what? In our house, it is!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

gordon September 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Our puggle attacks me all the time when I run around the back yard. I dont know how smart he is either because he has eaten his own poop.


Tammy March 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I have a 11 week old puggle , her name is Bella. She has the sweetest face!! She is very smart, I need help with the biting !!!… She bites our hands, our feet, our legs anything she can get a hold of. She bites down and will not let go. We have take one class at pet smart for 6 weeks of training for her and us. After one class she sits when asked . The biting is so out of control … We’ve tried telling her no bite, we’ve tried laying her on her back until she calms down and nothing seems to work. The vet suggested apple bitters on everything she bites. Today while getting dresses for work she was biting a door. Please help me find a way to get her to stop bitting. I don’t want to use apple bitters it seems mean. She can be so sweet at times. Thanks for any suggestion you may have. Thank you for your time. Tammy &Bella


coachz10 March 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your problems with Bella. They are sweet, aren’t they?!

TuffGuy would “bite” too but he was really “grabbing.” He just wanted attention or to keep us from leaving the house…so he’d “grab” our heels. They don’t have hands to grasp with, so they use their mouths to grab and it seems and, at times, feels like they’re biting.

TuffGuy also loved squeaky toys when he was a puppy! He still has chew toys all over the house. He goes through 2-3 a month, at least. He’s wear out squeaky toys, squeaking them until they stopped making any noise at all. He’d bite down on toys constantly when he was a puppy. He still chews on toys or bones constantly. When he was a pup, we always knew where he was because of the squeaks! 🙂

We’d also purchase medium-sized cow bones from the grocery store (Giant Eagle). We still do! We bake them until they’re hard, usually when we were already using the oven to prepare dinner (350 for 60-90 minutes). We let them cool for an hour or two and then we give them to TuffGuy and his “brother,” Bart (Sheltie).

Bella will gnaw on it until her jaws ache and most of the marrow is gone.

Finally, when she grabs, grab her gently but firmly. Hold her by the muzzle so the muzzle is closed and look right in her eyes and say,”No!” Don’t yell! In fact, that will cause a negative reaction. Just look her in the eyes and say “No!” in more of a low growl. No kidding. Then put her in a quiet zone: a cage with a blanket over it (only for a short time) or some other place where she is forced to be “away” from you and the family! Puggles are incredibly social and it is VERY REAL punishment for them if they can’t be near you!

So, here is the strategy: 1) chewy, squeaky toys; 2) baked cow bones from the butcher or grocery store meat department; 3) grab her muzzle, hold it closed, look her in the eye, and “growl” “No!” in a firm, intense manner; and, 4) place her away from the family, a kind of Puggle Time Out for a reasonable period of time so she gets the message! It may take some time but it will be worth it. Good luck!


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