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

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

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

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

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

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

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