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