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