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