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