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