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