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