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