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