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