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After the meal

Ah yes, how can we talk about dogs, without talking about poop!

The command for Shelby to poop is "Go potty." She might look at you like she doesn't know what you're referring to. Or pretend she didn't hear you. But she understands...stubborn pug.

Luckily, Shelby is also box trained. If she knows where her box is, she will use it. The litter is flushable. Wet litter should be scooped out.

She will also go outside, however, she doesn't know how to ask to go outside. She does know how to use a doggie door, and will find her way out there to do her business.

Here's photographic proof that Shelby knows where to poop.

June 2, 2006 | Permalink


That is so comical!! :) I can't believe you got her to do her business in a litter box.
Good Shelby!!

Posted by: Jennifer | Jun 2, 2006 6:19:07 AM

"You know mom, I try to be understanding of you and your little camera.. but you've crossed the line."

Posted by: Randon | Jun 2, 2006 8:03:49 AM

Ok, so all along I thought my pug was a genuis because he recognizes our house when we drive into our neighborhood and pulls me toward our house when we return from walks. Now I'm feeling behind as a pug mom. Winnie, you should post a "How to teach your pug to use a litterbox" tutorial when you return from your trip!

Posted by: Desiree | Jun 2, 2006 9:56:29 AM

Aren't animals amazing??..Shelby is a perfect lesson in how spending time with them will bring out proof that they are very intelligent. The only thing missing is the ability to speak ,(human languages),they certainly do communicate..
Love ya Shelby, have fun Mum and Dad!!!

Posted by: Ann Crago | Jun 2, 2006 11:40:47 AM

Mushu uses a litter box, too. Well, most of the time, anyway. He always manages to pee in the right spot, but I need a longer box because when he gets in it, his butt hangs over the side and the poop lands on the floor. Oh well, at least it's linoleum so it's easy to clean.

Posted by: J.D. | Jun 2, 2006 6:27:28 PM

OMG! It's the cutest poop ever! I prefer wee wee pads or training pads, no scooping ;-). I put them in a plastic storage container (think Rubbermaid) for my Chihuahua. Even at seven pounds he needs room or we get the poop over the edge problem as well. To use a storage container you will need to cut a doorway in one end. A plus is there is a lid so you don't have to stare at pee and poo.

Posted by: Chell | Jun 2, 2006 10:58:13 PM

Our Pug (Miss Moe the Bartender) is trained to use a litter-box as well. We did this as a convenience for us since when we got her we lived in a 3rd floor apartment. Now we own a condo, and put in a doggy door into our attached garage and she goes potty out there!

Posted by: Justin | Jun 11, 2006 5:37:12 PM

The only reason I got a cat and not a dog is because cat's can use litter boxes. Shelby just proved that theory wrong. She is the cutest pug!!!

Posted by: Devon | Jun 30, 2006 11:25:41 PM

Plese help I've tried litter box training my new pug that i gto from the shelter bbut she goes everywhere but there. I locked her in the bathroom with her litter box, food ,and water to see if that would work but she went on the rug instead! What shoudl i do i'm very desperate?

Posted by: I'sha | Feb 14, 2007 11:00:02 PM

Now that I am finally a new puppy owner, and live on a 4th floor apartment, I prefer to litter box or wee wee pad train my dog. She uses the wee wee pad for urination, but refuses to use it for the #2 fecal elimination. I have confined her after her meals and playtime, but she waits until she is released before letting loose with her treasures. Any suggestions from your wonderful devoted readers would be appreciated by me. Thank You to Shelby's Fan Club!

Posted by: Jade | Feb 15, 2007 1:45:04 PM

im planing on geting a pug and wondering how to train a pug to use the litter box so how did you train it to do that

Posted by: lawrence | Jul 8, 2007 7:19:54 PM

Hi Lawrence,

Check out this blog post to read about how we trained Shelby to use a litter box.

Posted by: Winnie | Jul 10, 2007 8:11:20 PM

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