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