Your Pug's First Night
After a busy first day, it's finally bedtime. Take the dog out to potty one last time. Praise him and give him a treat when he does. Put his crate in your bedroom so he'll be reassured by your presence. It also allows you to take him out first thing in the morning (or in the middle of the night, if necessary) so he doesn't have an accident in the crate or in the house.
Line the crate with a pad, towel, or blanket. He's used to cuddling with his littermates, so providing a stuffed animal or the scented towel you brought from the breeder's home can offer comfort. When you put him inside the crate, give him a treat and say good night. Don't make a big production out of it.
Some puppies settle down and sleep through the night right away. If you get one of these, congratulate yourself on your good luck. More likely, your pup will cry or whine the first few nights. Grit your teeth and ignore it. He'll fall asleep eventually. When he's older, if he hasn't wormed his way into your bed, your pug will appreciate a comfy bed where he can relax after a busy day of lap-sitting, eating, and low-riding.