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

Alfacip That’s right, alfacip providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, alfacip and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Alfacip 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. Alfacip 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.

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

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

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

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

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