Our 4-legged friends will become dull with no physical and psychological stimulation supplied by exercise and play. These twin actions give the curious puppy a natural outlet for energy, relieve boredom and reduce harmful behaviour.
Properly managed, exercise and play not only meet bodily needs, strengthening puppy bodies, but they also confuse the human-dog bond. Make play with a reinforcement of obedience training by occasionally stopping the actions and giving a control like sit-stay; after the puppy has successfully complied, discharge him and play again. This manner, the continuation of drama is your reward. If you are using a ball or toy, then apply the "outside" command, and then return the object because his reward for giving this up.
Just letting out your dog to the backyard doesn't supply the sort of interactive exercise that he needs. Most dogs won't begin running around by themselves. What variables to the equation? Age, health, weight and strain. Do a little research to the exercise demands of the many breeds, and consider your lifestyle into consideration prior to taking on an extremely busy dog. When you select your perfect strain, create a commitment to give your pet with all the correct daily exercise.
- Utilize balls or other soft items to prevent harming the puppy's teeth. Vary the game by throwing several bouncing ground balls, and a few high pop-ups. Most dogs like games of capture and, by training your puppy to return the ball and drop it on control, you fortify obedience training.
- Utilize a rope toy. The soft cloth appeals to the teething kids' need to chew over (and conserves your socks out of destruction).
Dog parks make it possible for pooches the opportunity to play with off-lead with fellow canines. However, before you allow the games start, keep the following in your mind, then prepare for a wild and mad dog antics!
- Does your pet want an unprotected refresher? Do not wait to learn in the playground that his off-lead abilities are not up to snuff.
- Is he overly aggressive or shy with this adventure?
- Know park principles. Even if not needed, be certain that your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date.
- Assess the fencing. Unfenced or inadequately fenced parks expose puppies to visitors and drifting animals.
- Bring water and a bowl, a leash, toys you are ready to lose, some towels -- and obviously a camera.