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