Puppy proof your home before your new Frenchie gets there! Make sure harmful substances are kept well away from inquisitive little noses. All cleaning products, paint thinners, household chemicals, antifreeze etc. Secure electrical cords so they cannot be chewed.

Puppies should only be given puppy toys to play with or chew. Never real bones, never shoes (they don’t know the difference between new & old shoes), never cow or pig ears (can choke on them) and hooves only when supervised.

Whenever your puppy starts to chew an inappropriate object, take it away and give him an “approved toy”. This way he will learn what is his and what isn’t.

Bathe your Frenchie only when he needs it. Too many baths can rob their coat of essential oils. Also, only use dog shampoos. Human shampoos have a different ph balance. Once a month is a good rule.

Try to use tone of voice for corrections. If you ever (heaven forbid!) strike or swat your Frenchie it can make them “hand shy”. They are sensitive dogs that respond very well to verbal corrections. Trust me, they will “bull up” when they are put out with you and let you know it!

Never, ever, ever leave your Frenchie in the car on any day over 50-60 degrees. With even cracked windows a Frenchie can overheat very quickly. Please, do not take the chance!

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