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