The Bichon Frise is one of the cutest looking dog breeds available. Its innocent face, fluffy body, and amazing features makes it one of the most sought pet dogs. Not only kids, even adults like to play with a Bichon Frise because of its small size. If you are considering to get this dog in your home, it is my duty to tell you that this a free spirited dog. They are known to be a little aggressive in nature and hence many vets and dog experts advise early training session for Bichon Frise. These dogs are known to be excellent companion animals and are loved for their fun loving nature. Training this dog is definitely not hard, but it is essential that an appropriate training program is applied.
How to Potty Train a Bichon Frise Puppy
A good way to potty train the Bichon Frise is to make sure it gets used to living in the crate. The puppy shouldn't play in the house freely at all times; except when its play time or potty break time. It is a well-known fact that dogs have been derived from wolves, both of them show the same living characteristics. Like wolves, even dogs like spending most of their time in or around their dwelling place and so the best way to put your puppy on a potty schedule is to take it out every 2 to 3 hours for a long walk. You would have to be patient with your pup till the time it learns as to which place is right for business. The dog learns new tricks very fast, but it is essential that the owner doesn't scold or use harsh words, and there's no need for the occasional slapping, swatting or yelling. Your dog will get potty trained sooner if your praise it for all the right things that it does. Whenever it learns a new trick, reward the pup by a treat or a portion of its favorite snack.
Crate Training a Bichon Frise Puppy
Crate training your Bichon Frise is not at all difficult if the owner is committed enough to achieve success. Crate training would be less stressful if the owner is smart enough to get the puppy a big crate. Remember that Bichons are not dumb, they will react the same way as all other animals react when they see a cage. It's up to the owner to make the pup feel comfortable in a crate. Don't force the pup inside it, find out new ways of making it comfortable once the Bichon Frise is inside the crate. Introduce the puppy to the crate as soon as it enters your home. Make it a place where the pup can sleep, play and even eat. Remain adamant with the 'No Barking' command and slowly it will get used to the crate. Make sure to give positive feedback when your pup learns something new or doesn't make enough fuss. Dogs should be well-adjusted to the crates as it not only saves your pup from accidents when you are not at home, but also serves as a comfortable space when it wants to just relax and lie down.
So you see, it is not that difficult to train a Bichon Frise once you get used to its temperament. Owners have to be a little careful regarding their health because like all other dogs they are also prone to a number of diseases. To make sure your Bichon Frise remains healthy and active all the Bichon needs is a daily 30 minute walk. Due to its fluffy coat, the dog should be frequently groomed and bathed once a month.