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