Why It Is Important to Exercise Your Puppy

Posted: April 17, 2014 in Puppy Training
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Every puppy needs daily exercise, both mental and physical to ensure their energy has been drained, and to help keep them on their best behavior, and depending on the breed and age, they may require between 30 minutes for puppies aged 5 months, up to a couple hours for older adolescent pups, aged 6-18 months. That is why I decided to write this post to help you understand why it is important to exercise your puppy.

Just putting your pup in the yard for a couple of hours is not going to cut it, he may run around for 10 minutes or so, and then they will get bored and begin to come up with their own ideas of fun. Mental draining of energy is important as well, short 5 minute training sessions that always end is success for your pup will help to maintain a level of calm contentment.

If you are the type of person who don’t like taking long walks or getting physical with your dog, be prepared for a host of unwanted behaviors to develop in your puppy. Some of these behaviors is as follows:

1- Pacing back and forth.
2- Getting upset with people who are passing by, and barking, showing aggression.
3- Scratching and whining at the door to be let back in.
4- Digging,chewing and generally destroying anything the can get a hold on.

Once you let the pup back inside there will be a wide range of destructive behavior if your puppy is not adequately tired out through proper exercise. Some of these behaviors are as follows:

1- Destroying your furniture,rugs,remotes,ect.
2- Barking at you to let him out.
3- Jumping and barking at every sound outside
4- Getting excited and rush the door when visitors come, maybe develop aggression issues.

If you don’t have time to properly exercise your puppy, hire someone to help you, or find a good service that ensures adequate daily exercise.

I hope you have learned a little about why it is important to exercise your puppy. If you have any questions about this or any topic, or would like a copy of my free report on how to have a well trained dog in 4 easy steps, please contact me through the contact form at the end of this post.

Remember this, a tired puppy is a good and well-behaved puppy.

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