Some dog breeds are eager to please their owners, and they want to please themselves at the speed with which they learn housetraining. On the other hand, some dog breeds, like the French bulldog, are notoriously difficult to housetrain because of their obstinate or slothful nature. However, there are two fundamental factors to take into account when housetraining your puppy, and these are as follows:
- Confinement so that your puppy can’t go to the bathroom in the wrong place.
- Regular or constant access to the right place for your puppy to go to the bathroom.
Follow these two simple rules and you can’t go far wrong, however, that’s not to say that your puppy will see it this way. But what does confinement from the wrong places actually means, it simply means that you shouldn’t allow your dog to wander freely around the house until he is actually housebroken.
By doing this you are ensuring that your puppy cannot “go” just anywhere he chooses to, unless you are playing, grooming, petting, walking, feeding, or teaching him something then make sure he is confined. By doing this you can make sure that while you’re not watching him he isn’t going to the bathroom where he pleases, thus starting a bad habit.
Access to the right place means that you take your puppy to the place where you want him to “go”, this could be a litter box by the door or out in the garden, by doing this at regular times and times when your puppy is most likely to want to “go” will ensure good habits. Of course, this doesn’t mean that your puppy will get the idea straight away, it could take months before they learn. Two good ideas are:
Confinement to a crate then taken outdoors
This is a common and effective way to housetrain your new puppy, whenever you aren’t with him confine him to a crate, then on a regular basis take the crate outside or to the designated bathroom area.
Confinement to a pen with a newspaper
This method is a variation on the above and is more suitable if you are going to be out for a few hours at a time, your puppy will have a little more room to move about and a newspaper or a litter box in which to use as their bathroom. However if you are going to use a cat litter box then make sure not to use regular cat litter, it can easily become digested and play havoc with the stomach. Also, the dust from cat litter can make your frenchies breathing harder than it already is and will do nothing for the snuffles and sniffles.
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.