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