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