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