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