Prevent dog behavior problems, and correct behavior issues by learning how to train your Bichon Frise when still a puppy.
Given free rein, a Bichon will happily take over your household—and become Top Dog. You should be the Top Dog and a Bichon in charge is a situation that you definitely DO NOT want!
The other side of the coin, however, is that a Bichon Frise who has been properly trained, is a delightful dog to have. She will brighten any household with her friendly and pleasant personality!
You can prevent behavior problems in your Bichon Frise puppy by working with him while he’s young.
Cute Puppies Develop Bad Dog Behaviors
Knowing how to train a puppy is important for new Bichon Frise owners, if you want your new puppy to grow into a well behaved pleasant dog, that people enjoy being around.
While it would be nice if all Bichon Frises had perfect behavior right from the start, the reality is that you will need to work with your new puppy to teach her how to behave.
It is true that Bichon Frises are very happy, cheerful little dogs, but they can also be willful or manipulative. And they are notorious for being hard to potty train.
In fact, Bichons are among the top 10 hardest to house train dogs!
Even though your puppy is cute as a button, you need to work with her to make sure that she develops good habits and learns to behave well, even at an early age.
Puppy behaviors that are cute at 8 weeks become dog behavior problems at a year and a half!
Dog Behavior Problems That Will Get Worse
- Dog Barking – Before barking becomes a real problem, you need to work with your dog to control it. Uncontrolled dog barking will quickly turn your neighbors into enemies! The tricky part about barking is that you do want to know if someone comes to the door or there is an intruder in your yard. You want your dog to alert you, then be quiet.
- Dog Chewing – Toys are for chewing. Not your socks or underwear. You need to make sure that your puppy knows the difference, so that this does not become an ongoing issue.
- Separation Anxiety – Bichon Frises frequently are anxious when you are gone. Especially if you are gone for a long time. Your Bichon can become lonely and worried that you won’t return, if she is left alone for long periods of time.
- Coprophagia – This is a nasty habit that some dogs develop. Not only is eating poop disgusting, it can also make your dog sick. Solid Gold SEP (Stop Eating Poop) is a dog supplement that makes the poop taste bitter. If your dog is eating his own poop, it could be your best bet. It must be fed to the dog whose poop is being eaten.
- Stop Puppy Biting – A puppy nipping at your heels can easily turn to biting. Make sure that this does not become a habit with your dog…
- Aggressive Dog Behavior – Are people and other animals afraid of your dog? If your cute little Bichon has become aggressive, you have a real problem. You need to nip this one in the bud!
- Submissive Urination – Does your dog pee when she meets a new person or animal? You may have a dog that is too passive and needs some help. This situation will continue to get worse if you don’t address it.
Online Video Training and Forum
Watch the following video of Doggy Dan. You don’t have to struggle with your dog or puppy’s behavior problems any more! When you try Doggy Dan’s gentle methods, you’ll wonder why you waited so long!
Prevent Dog Behavior Problems
You can access the training videos here and get started working with your dog or puppy today.
If not trained properly, a Bichon Frise can end up being the Alpha dog (or dog in charge) of your household. That should be YOUR place! Training your Bichon correctly, will establish with your Bichon–that YOU are in charge!
While training your new Bichon Frise puppy may seem daunting at first, you can do it easily if you know how. You will need to schedule short (5-10 minutes) regular training sessions with your puppy.
Start working with your puppy right away. Even if you think you don’t know how to train a puppy, you will learn and puppies are very forgiving. However, it is important that you never hit or strike your puppy.
Most importantly, you need to be consistent in your training, patient with your puppy or dog and you need to use effective training methods.
Preventing or correcting dog behavior problems is not difficult. Armed with the correct information, you will be able to work with your Bichon—gently but firmly—to help him develop into a nice adult dog, that you are proud to have and love to be with!