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