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