How to Introduce A New French Bulldog to The Family

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Getting a new French Bulldog is a big deal! You want to find the right way to introduce your new dog to the family. Remember that first impressions are important and will have a lot to do with how well your new French Bulldog adjusts. Here are a few things to remember when introducing your new dog to the family:

 

Set Up A Safe Environment

One of the first things you need to do before you bring home your new French Bulldog is make sure that your house and yard are safe. Keep in mind that dogs don’t have the same sense of “right” and “wrong” that we do. You want to make sure that you have a safe space for your new pet.

 

Making Introductions

How your dog is introduced to family members will affect how they interact together. Make sure not to rush things. To make the experience positive, let your dog choose the place where they meet. You can also use treats during the introductions.

When it comes to introducing your new French Bulldog to other family dogs, try taking them for a walk before they meet. This lets them be more relaxed when they do meet. Additionally, pick up things like toys and food bowls so that they have nothing to fight over. If one of the dogs seems uncomfortable, simply give them a little space from one another.

 

Introducing Household Rules

Before you bring home your new French Bulldog, take time to discuss as a family what the rules will be and how those rules will be enforced. It’s essential that the rules be enforced at all times, instead of just at certain times, so that your dog doesn’t get confused.

 

Crate and Potty Training

Crates can be extremely helpful during rule training and potty training. You can help your dog to associate positive enforcement with their crate by feeding them and giving them treats while they’re in the crate. Also, line the crate with comfortable bedding so they can take time to relax.

However, remember not to reward negative behavior when they are in the crate. Most dogs quickly learn to enjoy spending time in their crate. A crate can provide you with a safe place to keep them when you can’t actively watch them. Also, dogs have a natural instinct not to soil their own space, which means a crate can be helpful during potty training.

 

Rewards

A simple concept you should put into place with a new French Bulldog is a system of earning rewards. These rewards can be pretty much anything that your dog sees as valuable. Once you have chosen what you will be using as a reward, you can then allow your dog to begin earning them through good behavior.

 

It’s crucial that you find positive ways to introduce your new French Bulldog to the family. Make sure that things aren’t rushed, and the dog isn’t made uncomfortable. You also want to make sure that the environment is safe. To learn more about introducing your French Bulldog to the family, visit Bella Bella Frenchie.

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5 Signs Your Frenchie Is Bored at Home

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5 signs your french bulldog is bored at home

Do you have a French bulldog? Do you two do everything together? While you may love having fun with your Frenchie, there are probably times when you aren’t able to play with your puppy. When you leave your Frenchie to entertain themselves, they may become bored. When this happens, they’ll let you know that it’s time to entertain them. However, in order to know when it’s time to entertain your bored Frenchie, you have to know how to read the signs of their boredom.

Barking

Dogs talk through their barking, and with every bark, your Frenchie is saying something. While your dog may love to bark when they are hungry, stressed, or afraid, their bark can also be heard due to boredom. You will always know when it is time to entertain your beloved Frenchie by their bark. If your puppy appears to be barking for no reason, it’s probably time to take a break and play with your bored Frenchie.

Chewing

If you have noticed that your Frenchie has chewed up a pair of your favorite shoes or some of your other personal belongings, then you have just experienced a fit of boredom from your adorable pup. Although Frenchies are known to chew up things when they are teething, they’ll also exhibit this behavior when they’re bored. Chewing up your favorite things is a way for them to explore the world. If you want to save your favorite pair of shoes from sharp teeth, try getting your Frenchie chew toy or a bone to gnaw on instead.

Following You

Are you being followed everywhere you go in your house by your Frenchie? Does your Frenchie even follow you to the bathroom? If your dog won’t leave your side, they are likely in need of some attention or entertainment. Try taking some time to play you’re your puppy or go for a walk. This will help tire them out, and afterwards they should be alright alone for a while.

Mischievous Behavior

If you ever come home or enter a room to find your Frenchie sitting in the middle of a mess with your things scattered everywhere, this may be a sign that your Frenchie is bored and wants your attention. Your bored Frenchie will find joy in turning your home into their own playroom. This includes pulling things out from where they are supposed to be, playing with curtains, or dragging whatever they can across the floor. Bad behavior is just another classic sign of your Frenchie being bored.

Digging

Letting your overactive Frenchie outside to release some of their energy is a good way to keep them entertained. However, you might find that your puppy is only interested in digging up areas in your yard. This may be a sign that your puppy has too much energy and isn’t getting out enough. If you want to prevent your bored Frenchie from digging up your plants, try taking them out more frequently during the day.

 

Despite being small dogs, Frenchies are full of energy and are easily bored if they lack entertainment. Keep an eye out for these signs of boredom in your puppy, and be sure that they have an outlet for their energy. And if you’re looking to show off your pride in your Frenchie, visit Bella B. The Pet Supply. We carry a variety of themed accessories and apparel for both humans and Frenchies. We donate part of all our profits to helping rescues, so shop today to make a difference!

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Homemade Dog Toys for a Teething French Bulldog Puppy

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Your French bulldog puppy is definitely the cutest puppy around. But no matter how cute your fur baby is, they will have teething puppy needs. Your Frenchie would never intentionally make you upset by chewing your furniture or your favorite shoes. However, if there is a lack of toys for your Frenchie to play with, they might just have to chew the chair legs. Buying the right toy for a teething puppy can be tricky. Keep reading to learn about some homemade dog toy options for your teething Frenchie!

Treat Toys for a Happy Teething Puppy

French bulldogs love treats, and they deserve them just for being as cute as they are. Homemade treat toys are an excellent way to keep your Frenchie’s teeth off of your things and on their toys. A treat toy involves something that is fun to play with and attractive to eat. Puppy popsicles are a favorite among teething puppies.

 

All you need is a popsicle mold and some little dog bones. Fill the popsicle mold with beef or chicken broth then submerge the little dog bones. Freeze the popsicle mold. Finally, take the mold out of the freezer and treat your little Frenchie angel to gum soothing puppy popsicles!

Tug of War Rope

Almost every teething puppy seems to love playing a game of tug regardless of their opponent being human or canine. Playing this game can keep your beloved Frenchie’s mind off of their irritating gums during teething. Tug of war ropes are simple to make at home. Find some old, clean sheets or rags of fairly thick material. Cut three equal thickness chunks of your chosen fabric to a length of about one foot. Rubber band all three strips of fabric together about three inches away from the end. Braid the fabric together until you are about 3 inches from the opposite end. Voila, you’ve got a homemade tug of war rope!

A teething puppy won’t destroy the house as long as they’re set up for success. Give your baby Frenchie homemade toys like a puppy popsicle or a tug of war rope to help the baby deal with new teeth coming in. Give your teething puppy toys that distract and soothe them from the annoying teething feeling. And if you’re ready to show off your pride in your adorable French bulldog, visit Bella B. The Pet Supply. We offer a variety of Frenchie themed accessories and apparel for both humans and canines. Part of all our profits go to helping rescues, so shop today to make a difference!

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Five Things to Do With Your French Bulldog Puppy the Day You Take Him Home

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French Bulldog puppies may be the cutest babies in the entire world. Bringing one into

your life is a guarantee of joy and companionship for years to come. You can save yourself a lot of stress and heartache if you get your relationship off to a great start. From the day you bring him home, do these five things with your French Bulldog puppy so you both have a great start.


1. Teach Him When You’re Happy


Dogs love to make you happy. Frenchies may have huge personalities, but they still want to be your best friend. Unfortunately, Frenchies don’t speak English. Instead of just telling him, teach him when you’re happy. Get some puppy-approved treats and decide on what you want to use as a “marker” for when he has pleased you. Some people use a clicker, but most just use a word. “Yes!” is a good one. Say it enthusiastically, and follow it with a reward. Soon he’ll learn that hearing a “Yes!” means good things are coming. That’s the building block of all future training attempts.


2. Give Him a Bath


Regular bathing will help keep your French Bulldog puppy’s coat soft and luxurious. It will also be something that gets harder as they get older. Scoop your puppy up and bathe him regularly when he’s too small to resist. He’ll be a better behaved adult when he needs a bath!


3. Set Furniture Expectations


Some people don’t mind if their pets get on their furniture. Some people can’t stand it. You and everyone in your household have to get on the same page about what kind of people you are. Lots of people try to compromise, but that just confuses your dog. If he’s not allowed on the furniture, don’t let him get up even as a puppy. He won’t understand why it used to be okay (and he’ll know how comfortable it is up there!)


4. Let Him Explore


Puppy-proof your home as best you can. Then let your new puppy explore! Letting him roam around (with supervision at first) is the best way to ensure that he’s happy and comfortable in his new home. Overly confined dogs can get anxious when they’re in new environments. You want your French Bulldog puppy to learn that exploring is fun!


5. Nap With Him


If you don’t want to let your pup on the furniture, get down on the floor for an hour or two every day. You can nap or put on the TV or a movie. Then cuddle your puppy up and let him sleep with you. Sleeping together builds trust and affection in both humans and dogs. Letting him sleep with you builds a bond between you that will last a lifetime. There’s a lot to do when you bring a new French Bulldog puppy home. As much as you can, focus on early learning and consistency. Don’t let him on the furniture now if you don’t want him
on it later. Nap with him, let him explore, and teach him when you’re happy! It starts today but lasts a lifetime.

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Bella B - Does Your French Bulldog Need a Grain-Free Diet (French bulldog, grain free)

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When it comes to feeding your French Bulldog, grain free feeding is making a splash.
More and more puppy parents are introducing grain-free diets. The claims for benefits
are as wild as they are for any human diet: better skin, better fur, more energy, even
less behavioral problems are all claims made by grain-free feeders. What’s the
reasoning behind a grain-free diet and does your pup need one?

 


The Gluten-free Reasoning


People who feed their French Bulldog grain free foods typically do so for perceived
health benefits. The reasoning is that dogs may be omnivores (like humans!) but in the
wild, a dog would seldom eat grains. They’re far more likely to hunt or seek out fruits
and vegetables than grains. Too much grain is unnatural and often leads to problems
with the dog’s digestion. In turn, this leads to poor digestion and nutrition problems that
lead to dull fur, ill temper, and other problems.
As of now, there isn’t a lot of veterinary consensus on the subject. Most vets and
governmental bodies that determine the nutritional content of dog foods agree that
grains are a valid food for dogs. The evidence in favor of grain-free diets is anecdotal.


Is Your Dog Healthy


Before you change anything about your dog’s diet, assess his health. If he’s healthy,
there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken. Preemptively going grain-free may not help your
dog, and what you’re already doing is working. If your dog does have skin troubles,
patchy fur, or other issues that don’t seem to have a specific cause, then it’s time to
consider whether there’s a healthier diet out there.


Ask Your Vet First


Before you take any action, ask your vet. They know your Frenchie’s needs and his
health. If you do intend to go grain-free, talk to them about what that diet will look like for
your dog. Even if they don’t think going grain-free is necessary, they can help you make
it healthy for your puppy.


Everyone wants their dog to have the best life possible. For a French Bulldog, grain free
diets are of debated value. If you strongly want to do it, just reach out to your vet first.
They can help you ensure your Frenchie is getting complete nutrition no matter what

you’re feeding him. If you hope to clear up issues with your French Bulldog’s skin, fur, or
temperament, ask your vet about going grain free.

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