Anti hist One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. Anti hist This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. Anti hist Therefore, anti hist you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. Anti hist Encouragement is harnessed through training, anti hist socialization, anti hist and - believe it or not - exercise.
Anti hist That’s right, anti hist providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, anti hist and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Anti hist 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. Anti hist 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.
Anti hist A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, anti hist and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, anti hist as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, anti hist frustrated and distracted.
Anti hist Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, anti hist helps improve training, anti hist and makes for an all around happy dog, anti hist many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. Anti hist Busy and irregular work schedules, anti hist fatigue, anti hist and space limitations can create problems. Anti hist However, anti hist these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.
Anti hist 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, anti hist find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. Anti hist This includes walks and playtime. Anti hist Remember, anti hist the younger the dog, anti hist the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. Anti hist A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.
Anti hist This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, anti hist nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. Anti hist Split the time up evenly between different activities. Anti hist For instance, anti hist two twenty minute walks, anti hist 10 minute run around in the yard, anti hist and an hour and ten minutes of play time. Anti hist Remember, anti hist you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, anti hist if he/she’s moving, anti hist they’re burning energy.
- Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. Anti hist You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, anti hist but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. Anti hist Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. Anti hist Best of all, anti hist walking also gives you time to bond.
- Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, anti hist why not sit down in a comfy chair, anti hist grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. Anti hist Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, anti hist he/she will get their exercise, anti hist and you can relax.
- Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, anti hist so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. Anti hist Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. Anti hist 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. Anti hist If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, anti hist speak to you vet first.