Bichon Frise Training
You are going to be very tempted to let your new Bichon Frise puppy have the run of the house when they first arrive. It is only natural; this little fluffy white ball of energy makes your heart melt with one look. Hopefully, the breeder has given you instructions on how to continue your Bichon Frise puppy’s training in your home. While it is okay to allow one or two days for the pup to get her bearings and learn her new surroundings, it is very important to have your new puppy on a schedule as soon as possible. Like people, puppies thrive much better when there is some kind of structure in their life.
Training And Your Bichon Frise
Proper socialization is very important to the successful obedience training and potty training of your Bichon Frise. Another important factor is consistency. Repetition of certain commands may seem a little on the mean side to you, but your pup will respect you in the morning. Dogs are pack animals, and function best when they have a leader to follow. It will be part of your Bichon Frise puppy’s obedience training to learn that you are the leader of the pack. The Bichon breed does have a bit of an independent streak; they will run the house if you do not take the reins from the beginning. Your puppy needs to learn that he or she cannot chew on anything they find, eat whatever they want, and use your favorite sneakers as their potty.
Much patience is going to be needed on your part while potty training your Bichon Frise. They are a highly intelligent breed and quick to learn new tricks; not making puddles on your carpet is apparently not one of them. Some owners have reported not seeing vast improvement for several weeks to four months. It is best to keep your pup confined when you are out, or when you cannot give your attention to him or her. Using a crate is not at all cruel, and if a vital tool in successfully potty training your Bichon Frise puppy.
An obedient Bichon Frise is a happy Bichon Frise, believe it or not. Whether you decide to teach obedience training to your Bichon Frise yourself, or enroll your pup in a doggy kindergarten class; instructing your pet to be a well behaved animal will also mold their personality in a positive direction. Do not ever strike your dog during Bichon Frise obedience training; they are not as resilient as other breeds, and even a little swat on their rump can have a very negative effect.