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

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

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

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

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

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

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