Bichon Frise: Potty Training
To ensure that your Bichon Frise becomes a welcome
member of the family good housebreaking training is
crucial. Bichons are very smart dogs but can sometimes
be a little difficult to housebreak so be patient
through this process. The earlier you start good
lifetime habits the better. It will be well worth your
Ideally puppies should be walked on a leash
frequently at regular intervals until they are able to
reliably control their bladder. For puppies under 12
weeks old take them out at least 6 times a day or every
2-4 hours. Provide frequent opportunity to eliminate in
an appropriate place, a familiar spot is recommended
then reward this behavior immediately.
The best method of house breaking is to take your
puppy out within several minutes after meals, naps and
playing. These are predictable times when bowel and
bladder are most full. Immediately praise your puppy
using an upbeat, light tone of voice to encourage your
pup to associate praise with proper potty training.
House breaking your Bichon Frise may require a lot of
time and patience to make the process become a habit.
Some people recommend using crate training to be more
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