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How to potty train a French Bulldog puppy? That’s usually the first obstacle owners face when they adopt a Frenchie.
It can be tempting to teach your dog cool tricks to impress your friends. However, you should train your Frenchie to respond to basic commands first.
In order to ensure success and to go about effectively teaching your Frenchie basic dog commands, it helps you follow the following rules.
Teaching your French Bulldog to come to you when you ask (calling) is probably one of the most important basic dog commands for him to know and follow. Calling your dog to you when he is running on could save your sweet baby’s life. You definitely want your Frenchie to know this command.
“Come!” is also good for having your dog come back when playing with friends. Doggy playdates are important and can also be taught through training, read on that here
During this training exercise, you will need to be accompanied by a friend or family member.
Many small dogs can be difficult to potty train and the French bulldog is no exception. Frenchies are smart dogs who form habits very quickly. So potty training should begin the minute you bring your new dog home.
Frenchies have a small bladder, so they need to relieve themselves more frequently than other breeds. So as an owner, you need to be very attentive and aware of when your dog needs to go potty. Allowing accidents to happen will only extend the time it takes to complete your dog’s training.
It is best to buy a crate for your puppy and to put him in it when you can’t be there to supervise him. Like other breeds, Frenchie's like to have a safe confined space to retreat to. Put some treats inside the crate and let your puppy go in and explore it on his own before closing him inside. Don’t leave immediately – spend a little time sitting with your dog while he is inside the crate. If your puppy whines or cries, ignore it. Your Frenchie will instinctively avoid peeing in his sleeping area while in the crate. After taking your French bulldog out of his crate immediately put on his leash and say “Let’s go potty! Take him outside and reward him with positive praise for doing his business. Soon your puppy will develop a system of cues to tell you when he needs to go potty, like standing up in his crate or whimpering. When your puppy is out of the crate and needs to go potty, he may learn to stand by the door and whimper.
This command tells your Frenchie to lie down flat. Don’t confuse your dog by telling him to “lie down” when he needs to get off the couch! In this case, you choose “down”. Teaching “lie down” is easier after your dog knows how to sit, as they can typically do this better once sitting.
Continue the exercise a few times. When your Frenchie understands that your hand on the floor means that he must lie down, give the verbal command “lie down” every time he performs this action so that he understands the word and the action correlates.
Sit is usually the first and foremost command pet owners teach their pups.
Repeat these steps a few times. After a few attempts, your dog will understand how he can earn his treat and he will respond by moving faster and faster.
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