Doxal One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. Doxal This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. Doxal Therefore, doxal you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. Doxal Encouragement is harnessed through training, doxal socialization, doxal and - believe it or not - exercise.

Doxal That’s right, doxal providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, doxal and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Doxal 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. Doxal 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.

Doxal A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, doxal and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, doxal as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, doxal frustrated and distracted.

Doxal Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, doxal helps improve training, doxal and makes for an all around happy dog, doxal many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. Doxal Busy and irregular work schedules, doxal fatigue, doxal and space limitations can create problems. Doxal However, doxal these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.

Doxal 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, doxal find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. Doxal This includes walks and playtime. Doxal Remember, doxal the younger the dog, doxal the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. Doxal A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.

Doxal This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, doxal nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. Doxal Split the time up evenly between different activities. Doxal For instance, doxal two twenty minute walks, doxal 10 minute run around in the yard, doxal and an hour and ten minutes of play time. Doxal Remember, doxal you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, doxal if he/she’s moving, doxal they’re burning energy.

  • Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. Doxal You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, doxal but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. Doxal Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. Doxal Best of all, doxal walking also gives you time to bond.
  • Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, doxal why not sit down in a comfy chair, doxal grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. Doxal Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, doxal he/she will get their exercise, doxal and you can relax.
  • Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, doxal so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. Doxal Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. Doxal 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. Doxal If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, doxal speak to you vet first.