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