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

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

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

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

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

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

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