Bichon Frise Potty Training
House breaking your Bichon Frise puppy should be priority upon his or her arrival to their new home. Your new puppy needs structure and a routine to follow. He or she is depending on you to be the leader. Dogs are pack animals; and every pack has an alpha leader. Your puppy needs this; and you do not assume the title, he will. This could mean puddles, piles, and chewed shoes.
One of the best was to potty train your Bichon Frise puppy will involve their crate. It is important that the pup not have free access to the house all the time. Except for play time and potty breaks, he should be in his crate. And especially when you are out of the house, or not able to directly supervise your pup. There is not anything cruel or inhumane about using a crate. You are not going to hurt your puppy’s feelings by putting him or her in there.
Let’s Do The Potty Training Again
All dogs are, by nature den animals. If you watch any nature show about wolves, they spend most of their time in or around their den. They even eat in there; leaving only to find food and potty. The crate makes house breaking your Bichon Frise that much easier because any dog is bred to not want to soil where they sleep and eat. You can actually put your puppy on a potty schedule, taking hem out every three or four hours to do their business.
You will need to have patience during the time it takes you to house break your Bichon Frise. They are quick to learn new trick, but obviously do not consider peeing on newspaper a trick. The boys do seem to pick it up faster, mainly because of their desire to mark every inch of your property. Do not use harsh words and a lot of scolding when you find a mess in the house. You can let your puppy know this was bad without swatting, spanking, or yelling.
Your Bichon Frise will learn training much faster if you praise for the good things. This is a dog that loves to get attention; he or she will pick up on what they do to receive the praise. After he or she is three months old, accidents in the crate should wind down to none. Be sure you get him or her outside first thing in the morning. Small bits of a treat or a piece of their puppy food can be used as a reward for a job well done.
Puppy training pads make good aids in potty training your Bichon Frise, but do not solely rely on them as you only house breaking method. There are also sprays that can attract a puppy to a designated area. Again, they make great aids but should not be the only thing you use.
If you have not already purchased a Bichon Frise, perhaps consider going through a Bichon Frise rescue/adoption center.