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