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

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

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

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

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

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

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