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