Uniphyl One of the first things you will notice about your Puggle puppy is that his/her behaviors are not fully developed. Uniphyl This means that what he/she learns in the first few months in your care is critical to their overall development. Uniphyl Therefore, uniphyl you need to know how to encourage acceptable behavior so your puppy knows his/her place in your family. Uniphyl Encouragement is harnessed through training, uniphyl socialization, uniphyl and - believe it or not - exercise.

Uniphyl That’s right, uniphyl providing your dog with sufficient exercise actually helps you gain control over your pet, uniphyl and makes the teaching process all the more tolerable. Uniphyl 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. Uniphyl 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.

Uniphyl A Puggle puppy that has been allowed to release their energy on a regular basis will be easier to control, uniphyl and is more apt to listen and cooperate during training, uniphyl as they won’t have any pent up energy making them feel anxious, uniphyl frustrated and distracted.

Uniphyl Although exercising your dog is good for his/her health, uniphyl helps improve training, uniphyl and makes for an all around happy dog, uniphyl many owners find it difficult to find the time to provide the dog with the exercise they need. Uniphyl Busy and irregular work schedules, uniphyl fatigue, uniphyl and space limitations can create problems. Uniphyl However, uniphyl these obstacles can and need to be overcome if you want a happy dog with a first class behavior.

Uniphyl 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, uniphyl find out how much exercise your dog requires daily. Uniphyl This includes walks and playtime. Uniphyl Remember, uniphyl the younger the dog, uniphyl the more energy he/she has and needs to burn. Uniphyl A Puggle puppy requires one - two hours of energy burning fun per day.

Uniphyl This doesn’t mean your dog should be taken on long one hour walks, uniphyl nor does it mean you should provide your dog with two hours of exercise all at once. Uniphyl Split the time up evenly between different activities. Uniphyl For instance, uniphyl two twenty minute walks, uniphyl 10 minute run around in the yard, uniphyl and an hour and ten minutes of play time. Uniphyl Remember, uniphyl you don’t need to vigorously exercise your dog, uniphyl if he/she’s moving, uniphyl they’re burning energy.

  • Walk – Take the time to go for a nice walk. Uniphyl You may not be able to take your Puggle on a nice long walk everyday, uniphyl but you need to make the effort to make your walk last longer than the time it takes for your dog to eliminate. Uniphyl Walking is a great way for both you and your Puggle puppy to get exercise. Uniphyl Best of all, uniphyl walking also gives you time to bond.
  • Play fetch – If you’ve had a long day and you just want to relax, uniphyl why not sit down in a comfy chair, uniphyl grab your Puggle’s favorite toy and play a good game of fetch. Uniphyl Your Puggle will enjoy the attention, uniphyl he/she will get their exercise, uniphyl and you can relax.
  • Indoor treadmill – If you can walk the treadmill, uniphyl so can your dog… provided he/she’s been trained properly first. Uniphyl Training your dog how to walk on a treadmill allows him/her to exercise as they would normally on a walk. Uniphyl 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. Uniphyl If you are interested in teaching your Puggle puppy how to walk on a treadmill, uniphyl speak to you vet first.