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