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