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Ophtagram One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. Ophtagram This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. Ophtagram Therefore, ophtagram you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. Ophtagram Encouragement is harnessed through training, ophtagram socialization, ophtagram and - believe it or not - exercise.

Ophtagram That’s right, ophtagram providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, ophtagram and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Ophtagram 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. Ophtagram 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.

Ophtagram A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, ophtagram and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, ophtagram as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, ophtagram frustrated and distracted.

Ophtagram Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, ophtagram helps improve training, ophtagram and makes for an all around happy dog, ophtagram many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. Ophtagram Busy and irregular work schedules, ophtagram fatigue, ophtagram and space limitations can create problems. Ophtagram However, ophtagram these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.

Ophtagram 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, ophtagram find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. Ophtagram This includes walks and playtime. Ophtagram Remember, ophtagram the younger the dog, ophtagram the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. Ophtagram A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.

Ophtagram This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, ophtagram nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. Ophtagram Split the time up evenly between different activities. Ophtagram For instance, ophtagram two twenty minute walks, ophtagram 10 minute run around in the yard, ophtagram and an hour and ten minutes of play time. Ophtagram Remember, ophtagram you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, ophtagram if he/she’s moving, ophtagram they’re burning energy.

  • Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. Ophtagram You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, ophtagram but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. Ophtagram Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. Ophtagram Best of all, ophtagram walking also gives you time to bond.
  • Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, ophtagram why not sit down in a comfy chair, ophtagram grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. Ophtagram Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, ophtagram he/she will get their exercise, ophtagram and you can relax.
  • Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, ophtagram so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. Ophtagram Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. Ophtagram 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. Ophtagram If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, ophtagram speak to you vet first.