Archive for February 24th, 2011

The key to teaching your dog tricks is a lot of repetition and rewards. It is important to reward your dog with praises and/or treats when he is learning how to perform a new trick. Positive reinforcement is key. Only practice tricks for a few minutes at a time, your dog may become tired or frustrated because repeating tricks over and over may cause your dog’s muscles to become fatigued.  [ Read More ]

Adjusting to the Collar If you are putting a collar on a puppy for the first time they will probaly be resistant to it for the first few hours that it’s on, but don’t take it off of him it will take time to adjust and before you know it will feel natural to them when wearing it. You want the collar to fit securely but not so tight that  [ Read More ]

Crating or crate training your dog is a great way to keep your dog from causing any trouble when he is not yet properly trained. Crating is also a great potty training tool as well. Dogs will tend to hold it in rather than soil their crate which is viewed by them as their personal territory and when let out of the crate they will go and relieve themselves after  [ Read More ]

Preparing for the new arrival Few things are as exciting as getting a new Frenchie puppy! But in the heat of the moment, don’t forget to take some advance precautions to insure that the new member of your family will be healthy, safe, and happy. FIRST: A TRIP TO THE VET Your sales contract should specify that you will have a vet examine your new puppy within just a few  [ Read More ]

French Bulldog FAQ

French Bulldog FAQ Do Frenchies bark a lot? Not more or less barkers compared to other breeds. Frenchies are not typically excessive barkers. Are Frenchies good watch dogs? Frenchies make good watch dogs and can become somewhat territorial and protective. Are French Bulldogs good companion dogs? They are fantastic companion dogs. They are fun, entertaining and loving. The French Bulldog is delightful, easy to groom and requires little exercise. How  [ Read More ]

Understanding The Breed’s History A Brief History of French Bulldogs by Jim Grebe, FBDCA Historian In discussing the history of the French Bulldog, we should note the importance of three countries: England, France and America. England provided the foundation for our modern Frenchie: the old bulldog. Breeders in France developed the smaller bulldogs into a distinctly “French” type and American breeders set the standard that prescribed the all-important “bat ears.”  [ Read More ]