Adoair One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. Adoair This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. Adoair Therefore, adoair you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. Adoair Encouragement is harnessed through training, adoair socialization, adoair and - believe it or not - exercise.

Adoair That’s right, adoair providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, adoair and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Adoair It has been found that dogs that are not provided the ideal amount of exercise recommended for their breed are prone to destructive behaviors such as destroying property and digging. Adoair Dogs were not bred to be idle and will find other ways to release their energy if you don’t provide them with a positive outlet.

Adoair A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, adoair and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, adoair as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, adoair frustrated and distracted.

Adoair Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, adoair helps improve training, adoair and makes for an all around happy dog, adoair many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. Adoair Busy and irregular work schedules, adoair fatigue, adoair and space limitations can create problems. Adoair However, adoair these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.

Adoair The following are some helpful tips you can apply to ensure your Puggle puppy is receiving the exercise he/she needs.

  • Know the exercise your dog needs - First, adoair find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. Adoair This includes walks and playtime. Adoair Remember, adoair the younger the dog, adoair the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. Adoair A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.

Adoair This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, adoair nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. Adoair Split the time up evenly between different activities. Adoair For instance, adoair two twenty minute walks, adoair 10 minute run around in the yard, adoair and an hour and ten minutes of play time. Adoair Remember, adoair you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, adoair if he/she’s moving, adoair they’re burning energy.

  • Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. Adoair You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, adoair but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. Adoair Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. Adoair Best of all, adoair walking also gives you time to bond.
  • Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, adoair why not sit down in a comfy chair, adoair grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. Adoair Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, adoair he/she will get their exercise, adoair and you can relax.
  • Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, adoair so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. Adoair Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. Adoair This is a particularly good idea for those who have limited yard space or have busy schedules and cannot always take their dogs on nice walks. Adoair If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, adoair speak to you vet first.