It is so exciting to get a new French bulldog puppy. They are friendly, affectionate, they are so bright and playful. You have probably picked out your Frenchie breeder, you’ve done all the paperwork and you can’t just wait to have that delightful bundle of fun in your home.
Wait... is your house puppy proof? Are you absolutely sure that your French bulldog will be safe in your house? What about bedding and feeding and other aspects? We know that this task can seem daunting and overwhelming, which is why we at our team at Frenchiestore are here to help you simplify the process as much as we can.
is the process in which you remove any and all hazards on the floor or in reach that could be dangerous for your French Bulldog puppy.
Once you bring your puppy home, you’ll realize that house proofing isn’t just a one-time process. However, it gets easier in time.
The main reason for house proofing for your new French bulldog puppy is to keep your puppy safe and sound. And being a new addition to the family, you want the puppy to be comfortable and kept away from perpetual danger.
to avoid running back and forth to the pet store so that you can spend more time with your puppy.
A new French bulldog puppy is like a newborn baby, they require much more attention than an adult would and it is important that you do not take your eyes off them.
Here are some of the things you’ll want to have prior to the puppy's gotcha day:
You need to start training your Frenchie immediately so we recommend using high quality, low calorie treats. You can also use certain human foods as training treats. A full guide to those can be found in our What Fruits and Vegetables Can I feed My French Bulldog blog.
It would be horrific if your Frenchie developed serious health problems with their spine, neck and trachea from pulling on a leash with a collar.
You should also invest in breed specific Health Harness especially made for Frenchies
The Health Harness eliminates strain on your Frenchie’s neck and spine.
You can also attach the leash to the front and train your Frenchie how to walk properly on a lead from a very young age. With the Health Harness (which is already puppy proofed against chewing) you don't have to worry about your puppy chewing or ingesting the plastic buckles found commonly in dog harnesses.
You can be worry free knowing each of Frenchiestore Health Harness comes with premium materials such as metal buckles.
For a discount of a leash and dog harness set you can enter CLASSICANDBASIC at checkout.
You’re going to be needing a lot of chew toys for a Frenchie puppy. Always look for durable chew toys for your Frenchie, they have very powerful jaws that will go through toys like water.
We recommend getting the Vet Pet Box for a new puppy.
Every product in the VetPet Box has been hand-selected by veterinarians for quality and safety. You’ll get toys, treats, and accessories that you'll need for your puppy.
All you have to do is specify what breed of dog you have (French Bulldog is on small breed category) then click "need more customization" there you can choose your pet is a puppy and chewing style ( we recommend choosing "Powerful Chewer") and thats it! You'll be able to choose what plan you want and you'll be covered for as long as you.
We reached out to the Vet Pet Box who kindly offered a discount for our customers (you can use code FRENCHIESTORE at checkout)
to avoid your Frenchie puppy from getting cold outside or at night. French Bulldogs can't rely on a thick coat of fur to keep them warm during the winter.
Signs your French Bulldog might be cold:
shaking, shivering, seems uncomfortable or anxious. If your French Bulldog is hunched over, or stiff with a tucked tail.
If your Frenchie is exhibiting change in behavior and is more vocal. If on a walk your French Bulldog is seeking a place to hide or reluctance to keep walking or tries to turn around to go back home.
This list covers the scope for what you’ll need for at least the first few weeks before needing to make a trip to the store. Now that you have gotten a good percent of everything you’ll need, it’s time to secure your home.
Want to learn how to prepare for a new puppy and how to puppy proof your home? In this video we'll cover all the puppy proofing tips, best ways to puppy proof your house or apartment, and tons of puppy safety tips.
There are some great puppy hacks in this video too. Raising a puppy shouldn't be stressful, so get the best puppy training tips and grab the puppy checklist so you can be fully prepared for your new puppy's arrival.
everything around the house, whatever they find they will chew or try to eat it.
You’ll want to remove or place things on higher shelves because you don’t want anything that could make your new Frenchie sick.
If puppy proofing your entire house seems like an insurmountable task, create a dog space.
You dedicate an area of your house solely for your Frenchie, preferably one that you and or your family frequent. You can secure this area by using the puppy fence. This not only keeps your puppy in a safe and protected area, it also helps to not overwhelm them.
You should go through your home and look for anything that could be hazardous to your new French bulldog puppy. Electrical cords, choking risks, shoes or anything of the sort should be cleared out. You also have to be conscious of any dangling cords that your Frenchie could chew, trip over or worse. As soon as you put all of these in place, you are all set and ready to bring the newest family member home.
The most efficient way to raise a well-adjusted, well-mannered French Bulldog is to expose them to everyday scenarios and experiences as soon as possible.
The first experience your puppy will have is the car ride home. You should make sure the breeder will not feed your puppy right before the car ride home to avoid stomach upset or vomiting.
As mentioned above having your Frenchie puppy secured in a car seat will be the safest option. You should ask Your Frenchie breeder questions about the puppy’s schedule and any known allergies. This is because consistency goes a long way in training a well-behaved all rounded Frenchie dog.
Now that you have gotten home, resist the urge to spoil and over indulge your Frenchie. You should start training your puppy early and refrain from excessive scolding, use positive reinforcements, and lots of praises.
the easiest way is to take your puppy outside every half hour or so and encourage them to go.
Bringing them to the same area will help them quickly understand that this is their pee area.
Once your puppy drinks water or wakes up take her/him outside. Always give them a treat as soon as they pee outside.
Don’t wait till you get back in, do it right there, it gives clarification on what exactly you are rewarding. Continue to do this, and then gradually drop the treats and use only praise. If you are training your French bulldog to go indoors on pee pads, just do the same as mentioned above.
or should you wake your Frenchie baby up to pee at night are some of the questions you may have.
Frenchie puppies can sleep anywhere from 12 to 18 hours per day, only waking up occasionally for an hour or so every few hours of rest.
It is best to develop a nighttime routine.
If you wake up your puppy to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, you will develop this habit with your puppy. In adulthood your Frenchie might wake you up in the middle of the night and you want to avoid developing this habit if possible.
It is best to establish a night time house training routine. Take your Frenchie puppy to the bathroom right before bedtime and immediately upon waking up.
It is normal for French bulldog puppies to have one or two floppy ears at puppy-hood.
In fact, it can take anywhere from ten weeks to five months for them to stand up completely and they usually do after they are done teething.
Some French Bulldog puppies' ears stand up prior to their 8 week mark and before they go to their forever home.
Taping them is always an option for French Bulldog owners however, not one we recommend or endorse unless it is really necessary and recommended by your Frenchie breeder or specialized in French Bulldog vet.
Antifreeze taste sweet to your dog however can be lethal. Remove any rat poison or traps around your home.
Fence off areas where there could be toxic plants such as wild mushrooms or any water sources like pools. Frenchies are not good swimmers and most will sink.
Make sure your backyard is safe and secure without any way for your Frenchie to get out of the fenced area. If needed fix loose fencing or holes prior to your French Bulldog's arrival.
Always watch your Frenchie puppy when going outside since puppies get bored easily. Once they are bored they will get destructive and exhibit bad behaviors such as digging holes throughout your backyard or chew patio furniture etc.
Congratulations on getting a new family member, you now know how to house proof for a new French bulldog puppy. You have all of the information you need here to ensure your canine journey goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any more questions or you’d just like to know more about caring for your Frenchie, sign up to our Frenchie Blog. We care about you and your Frenchie.
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