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

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

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

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

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

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

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