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