If you have a puppy, there are many reasons you may not be able to take it outside. Extremely cold or hot weather or aggressive neighborhood dogs may make it unsafe for both you and your pet to go for walks around the block. To avoid many illnesses, especially the often fatal parvo virus, young puppies that have not yet completed their rounds of vaccinations and received an okay from a vet should never be exposed to areas that any unvaccinated dog has had access to.
These situations are not uncommon for pet owners, and many are left wondering how to keep their energetic puppy exercised and stimulated. Puppies that are not exercised become high strung, bored, and sometimes depressed. This can lead to barking or howling, excessive chewing, aggression, and digging. Owners need to remember that though providing a puppy with many chew toys will help to save furniture and belongings from puppy teeth, toys alone will not stimulate a puppy enough to burn off energy. To do this, you will need to get involved.
Don’t think that being stuck inside means your puppy can not be walked. Though it will not be as exciting as a walk around the block, you can walk your puppy around your home on the leash just as well. Because being walked in your home will not stimulate your puppy the same way, use this time to teach your puppy leash manners. Keep your puppy walking by your side or slightly behind you, and occasionally stop to command your puppy to sit or lay down before continuing.
If you own a treadmill, you may be able to teach your puppy to walk on it. Start out slowly when introducing your puppy to the treadmill. Begin with the treadmill off until your puppy is completely comfortable standing on it, and slowly increase the speed for your pet. Keep the speed of the treadmill at the pace you would walk if you were taking your puppy out for a brisk walk, and allow your puppy to get off if it begins to show signs of distress. (It may take a few days or weeks for your dog to be confident enough to walk on the treadmill at this speed, remember to let your puppy set the pace it is comfortable with.)
Games are a good way to get your puppy to burn off bursts of energy without becoming bored right away.
A popular favorite game to play with dogs and puppies is fetch. Throw their favorite toy and let the puppy bring it back to you to throw again. Some dogs will instinctively retrieve the toy and bring it back, while others will need to be called back to you. A site will be provided for offering information about the puppy exercises, a person should go here at the sites An examination will be done through the toys for no issue in occurrence of the exercises.
If you have a puppy that would rather be chased or play tug-of-war after they retrieve their toy, be careful about indulging in the game. Some owners have found that this will teach a puppy that it is fun to run from you, or that they don’t have to drop items they have when commanded, while others have found that a dog can tell when you are playing and when you are serious. If you notice your puppy is taking this behavior outside of play time, it is time to stop playing chase and tug of war and reinforce rules.
Another game you can play with your puppy is hide and seek. To play, your puppy must first know how to sit and stay. Give your puppy the sit and stay commands, and leave the room. Hide in a simple place (such as around the corner, or behind a door) and call your puppy to you. If your puppy can’t find you, call again until you’re found. When you are, get excited and jump around, praising your puppy. Have your puppy sit and stay again, and hide in another room. The more excited you are when your puppy finds you, the more enthusiastically your puppy will run around searching for you.