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