If you’re reading this, you probably just adopted or are searching for a new Frenchie. You probably have a decent understanding of how fun and frustrating it can be at the same time. Finding the perfect puppy is only half the challenge. Once you have found your match made in heaven, the focus is shifted to creating that little piece of heaven here on Earth. Below are some tips on how to accomplish that and acclimate your new Frenchie to life in your home.
Start Implementing a Routine Right Away
Most newcomers to the world of dog ownership fail to realize the tasks and added responsibility it brings to their daily lives. This is why one of the first things you need to do once you get your dog home is start implementing a routine. Taking the dog out to potty or walk at the same time each day will help you greatly. If you are in the process of trying to house train your dog, then taking them for walks so they can do their business is crucial. A meal schedule is beneficial in all aspects including sleep, potty training, and play time.
You also need to develop a routine for going to bed each night. The bad habits you allow your dog to start in the beginning will carry on in the future. This is why you need to focus on creating an environment of structure and rules. If you don’t like them sleeping with you, make sure you put them to sleep in their own bed the very first night, even if they whine.
Make Sure Your Dog Has Their Own Space
One of the most important things to do prior to welcoming your dog to the new home is to set up a space that is designated for them. Dogs can be quite territorial and if this space isn’t created it may cause them to be aggressive or intimidated.
Set up a food bowl, toys, and a bed in one area of your house to make your Frenchie feel welcomed right away. This gives them comfort and makes the transition into your home easier and more enjoyable.
Most of the time it is better to over prepare. Do all the research you can before taking on the responsibility of owning a new French Bulldog. It is a tough role, but it always pays off. The transition can be frustrating, but the most important thing you can do is stay calm and be patient. The best part about our business is that we will always be here to answer any kind of questions you may have about your new Frenchie. Never hesitate to reach out.