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