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