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