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Some Bichon Frise Training Tips..
The Bichon Frise is an intelligent dog that can be considered trainable.
Bichon Frise training, though, should be done with patience as the said breed can be stubborn at times, not exactly very willing to cooperate. With added firmness, however, training your Bichon Frise can be a successful act.
Reading a book on correct proper Bichon Frise training is also needed for you to better understand the right strategies on how you can give your dog a great training experience. In the event that you have obtained a Bichon Frise that is untrained, do not worry as there are some foolproof strategies that you can do so that you and your pet can both have a fruitful training experience.
When it comes to house training, your Bichon Frise may not always be an easy breed to handle. What you should consider as an owner is to make use of a ‘doggy door’ and make your dog understand it's importance. This can be done by regularly taking your Bichon Frise outdoors where he can pee or poop regularly.
Making use of the crate training technique for your Bichon Frise is also a good idea as it is considered one of the easiest ways to potty train your Bichon Frise. A crate is actually not a cage for your pet, but a spot that your Bichon Frise will consider as his home, hence, he will not want to poop on the crate nor would your pet want to make it dirty.
Another aspect of training your Bichon Frise is the issue of barking. Make it a point that you teach your pet not to engage in excessive barking. Simply saying ‘no’ once whenever your Bichon Frise barks at your visitors, relatives, etc. may not be enough. It is best to say ‘no’ repeatedly with a firm voice until your pet stops barking.
By patiently saying no to excessive barking, your Bichon Frise will learn that the right time to bark, is only when he senses strangers and other forms of danger within your vicinity. In this way, you can avoid disrupting the neighbors and be able to leave your dog alone without any worries of neighbor complaints.
Bichon Frise training on safety measures is also needed. If you have a pool, it is necessary to teach your Bichon Frise how he will be able to get out of the water in rare instances wherein your pet falls in. The said kind of training is recommended to be conducted at least once a year to ensure that your dog does not forget.
Bichon Frises are not included in the list of violent or aggressive dog breeds, but you also have to see to it that your Bichon Frise is exposed to other people and other dogs as well. By letting your pet undergo Bichon Frise training on socialization as a small puppy, your Bichon Frise will not grow up to be timid or very much scared of the strangers they come across.
Training your Bichon Frise, it is also crucial for you to avoid harsh training techniques that may cause your dog to be defensive. The best strategy to use is positive reinforcement as it will help motivate your pet to listen to you and follow whatever tricks and commands you teach.
The secret to Bichon Frise training that is rewarding and successful is to learn when to be gentle and when to be firm. By following the training tips discussed above, you will be on the way to training your Bichon Frise.
For further information and help we suggest the the Bichon Frise Insider's Guide ebook and audio.