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