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