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