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T ject 60 One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. T ject 60 This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. T ject 60 Therefore, t ject 60 you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. T ject 60 Encouragement is harnessed through training, t ject 60 socialization, t ject 60 and - believe it or not - exercise.
T ject 60 That’s right, t ject 60 providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, t ject 60 and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. T ject 60 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. T ject 60 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.
T ject 60 A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, t ject 60 and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, t ject 60 as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, t ject 60 frustrated and distracted.
T ject 60 Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, t ject 60 helps improve training, t ject 60 and makes for an all around happy dog, t ject 60 many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. T ject 60 Busy and irregular work schedules, t ject 60 fatigue, t ject 60 and space limitations can create problems. T ject 60 However, t ject 60 these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.
T ject 60 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, t ject 60 find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. T ject 60 This includes walks and playtime. T ject 60 Remember, t ject 60 the younger the dog, t ject 60 the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. T ject 60 A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.
T ject 60 This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, t ject 60 nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. T ject 60 Split the time up evenly between different activities. T ject 60 For instance, t ject 60 two twenty minute walks, t ject 60 10 minute run around in the yard, t ject 60 and an hour and ten minutes of play time. T ject 60 Remember, t ject 60 you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, t ject 60 if he/she’s moving, t ject 60 they’re burning energy.
- Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. T ject 60 You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, t ject 60 but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. T ject 60 Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. T ject 60 Best of all, t ject 60 walking also gives you time to bond.
- Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, t ject 60 why not sit down in a comfy chair, t ject 60 grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. T ject 60 Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, t ject 60 he/she will get their exercise, t ject 60 and you can relax.
- Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, t ject 60 so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. T ject 60 Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. T ject 60 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. T ject 60 If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, t ject 60 speak to you vet first.