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