Bichon Frise Puppies
They are like little clouds dancing before your eyes, those Bichon Frise puppies. They play and bounce, and you would swear you heard a few of them giggle. You hold one Bichon Frise puppy and your heart just melts. In the back of your mind, you are already thinking of cutesy names and what color nail polish they should wear. Before you completely lose your head, and before you settle on a name like “candy” or “fluffy,” there is much more that goes into the care of a Bichon Frise pup than sparkly collars and chew toys. Play scholar on the weekends and research the breed you are interested in. You can surf the net, or stop by your local library or bookstore. You can also visit a dog show and, aside from taking in all the goings-on, chat up a few Bichon Frise owners. What puppy advice can they offer? Most importantly, listen to the breeder. He or she has been the mommy to your adorable Bichon Frise pup for several weeks before handing the title to you. They will have the most in-depth information on how to continue molding the wee one into a fun-loving, delightful adult.
Socialization is very important to a Bichon Frise puppy. They need to be consistently introduced to new wonders and new people. You want a friendly Bichon, not one that hides in the corner and refuses to approach guests. This could lead to more serious problems like fear aggression and separation anxiety. Continue whatever lessons were begun with the breeder.
Bichons do not respond well at all to negative treatment or discipline. The key to successful training is positive reinforcement. One great suggestion you will hear often is puppy kindergarten. Not only will your Bichon Frise pup learning basic training, they will also get the social interaction they need.
A crate, or small kennel is ideal for your new Bichon Frise puppy. This will assist you during housebreaking, and times when you will be away from home. It would also be a good idea to feed your pup in the crate, as The Bichon prefers to be undisturbed while eating.
Bichon Frise puppies eat dry kibble; most puppy formulas should be okay but check with the breeder beforehand for recommendations. You will want to have plenty of toys on hand for your new bundle of joy. And, of course the sparkly collar you have been dying to buy.
Do you have a cute, adorable name already picked out? Check out the Bichon Frise Club of America online for links to web sites that offer lists of names from A to Z.
There is much involved in preparing for Bichon Frise puppy care. Reading articles and books, and asking questions will help arm you with the right information.