Bichon Frise: Would You Like to Parent a Bichon Frise?
by Jonne Hubin
Let's face it -- Bichon Frises are
adorable, incredibly appealing,
white fluffy show-stoppers with a delightful, almost
human-like personality! They love to play, and make
loyal companions, having a strong desire to interact
with their caretakers. It sounds like a dog for
everyone -- right? Not really.
Bichon Frises are not the pet for parents who do not
have a lot of time to devote to their dog, who do
not have patience to clean up varying numbers of
"accidents" during training, and who want
a trouble-free bill of health. These animals need
and thrive on loving attention whether it's throwing
a ball, playing with them and their toys, including
them on your errands, giving them massages, or
talking with them. That means having time available
They are not usually quickly housebroken. A few
evidently never are able to achieve this.
So the parent of a Bichon Frise should not expect
perfection in toilet training, but should encourage
the dog whenever possible. Health problems can be
more prevalent in this breed, especially joint,
digestive, and skin issues. Thus it becomes
important to make sure their diet is very nourishing
and illnesses are promptly attended to.
In view of the above, what describes a prospective
parent of a Bichon Frise? First and most important,
being loving and keyed into meeting the emotional
and physical needs of the dog. And secondly, having
patience and understanding when the dog makes
mistakes, and not demanding or expecting perfection
in him or her: If you show a relaxed, positive, and
sensitive approach to parenting. Your efforts will
be amply rewarded!
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