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