HOW AND HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO WALK WITH A Pug?
A few tips on how, how many times a day and where to walk with a pug puppy or an adult dog will help you avoid possible mistakes in the issues of proper puppy raising and upbringing.
Increased activity (for example, overly long walks or running up and down stairs, jumping off sofas and other “extreme” actions for the puppy) can lead to problems with ligaments in the pug puppy. Exercise during adulthood, especially from 2 to 7 months of age, should be gentle. An ideal start for the first walks with the puppy is unlimited access to the site around the house. But not all of us live in country houses and have such an opportunity, so we’ll talk about getting used to walking in the city.
With puppies, you can start walking after the quarantine associated with vaccinating a pug puppy and this happens at 2.5 – 3 months of age. Start with 5 minute walks, and when the puppy is comfortable, increase their duration to 15 minutes. At the age of three months, this is the optimal duration of one walk. Their very amount, ideally, is 4-5. At 4 months, you can increase the walk to 20 minutes, after 5 to 30 or more. At 6 months you can already walk 3-4 times a day, after 9 2 walks are enough.
It is very important that the puppy in the process of walking had the opportunity to communicate with other dogs, this will allow him to grow up a socialized and self-confident dog.
In order to quickly train your puppy to the toilet on the street, you can take him there 15-20 minutes after eating, but as soon as all the necessary things are done (do not forget to praise him for it!), You better go home. All main walks are made before meals, as otherwise, you can provoke a stomach twist in your dog.
Adult Pugs do not need any special physical activity and long walks. Two 30-minute walks per day are enough for an adult pug. These dogs love to walk, but make sure that the animal does not overheat in warm weather and does not lie in the sun for a long time. In hot weather, it is better to walk with a puppy or adult dog in the early morning and evening. Some representatives of this breed of dogs do not like rain and high humidity and do not even want to go outside at this time. On such days it is better to limit yourself to short walks. It is also not worth taking a long walk in very windy weather – it can play a cruel joke with the eyes of your pet (pugs have well-opened, bulging eyes, which are therefore easily injuring). For the same reason, choose open areas for walking, do not let your puppy or adult dog play in the bushes or tall grass.