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