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