As busy as our lives are, it can be easy to take our Frenchie’s happiness for granted. Sometimes we over discipline, go through the daily motions, and forget that our puppy has feelings just like us. They can get mood swings, and they may get sad or bored if they aren’t stimulated.
French Bulldogs are naturally energetic and playful, and they always seem to be in a good mood. Here are some easy ways to make your Frenchie feel loved.
Grooming is an important part of keeping your Frenchie healthy and happy. It can keep their skin from getting irritated. Plus, a lot of dogs enjoy being brushed, as it helps them relax.
Make sure that you brush your Frenchie at least once a week. You should also give them a bath every now and again, but always be careful with the type of shampoo you use.
In addition to grooming and bathing, you should check your Frenchie’s ears and trim their nails. These two parts of the grooming process aren’t usually very popular, but they can save your Frenchie a lot of issues down the road.
Treats are a blessing when it comes to French Bulldogs. No matter the situation, the right treat can put your dog in a better mood and make them obey.
Treats are a great way of rewarding your French Bulldog for good behavior. You can also harness the power of treats to teach your dog different commands, from basics like “sit” and “stay” to more complicated fetch commands.
There’s nothing wrong with giving your Frenchie plenty of healthy treats. Just make sure you don’t spoil their appetite. If you use treats to train your dog, don’t do it right before a big meal. And make sure the treats you choose are nutritious.
Keep in mind that the reward is the most important thing for a Frenchie, not the size of the treat. That’s why a treat that’s half the size of another may still work just as well. You can cut the treats in half to save money and keep your dog from filling up before eating.
Although Frenchie’s are known for being lazy and lounging around, it is still always a good idea to give them exercise and stimulation. One of the best ways of keeping a dog engaged is with training. It forces your Frenchie to use all of their focus on one task and can be a great mental and physical workout. It also tends to wear them out, so they won’t run around as much indoors and sleep better at night.
The best way to train your Frenchie is with positive reinforcement. This means that you reward your dog when they do something right without punishing them for doing it wrong. It’s a great way to build a strong, trusting bond with your French Bulldog.
French Bulldogs are social creatures that thrive on being around other humans and animals. It is important to expose them to socialization very often so that they know how to behave.
Taking your Frenchie to the park is one of the best ways to boost their mood and keep them from getting bored. They will thank you by getting good sleep the rest of the day. Start with short visits if your Frenchie is still a puppy, and slowly ease into meeting other people and dogs.
Play and Affection
Last but not least, any dog will need plenty of play and affection to stay happy. Even the laziest Frenchie will still want to run around every now and then to blow off steam.
If they don’t get enough play, your Frenchie may start to misbehave, acting out by chewing up furniture, using your house as a bathroom, or barking. You can run around out back and toss a ball around, go swimming, or take them on a run. The options really are endless, so use your imagination.
French Bulldogs were bred to seek out human attention. It is crucial to their happiness that you show them enough affection and attention daily. They will be happiest to just be with you, so don’t forget to set aside time to make them feel loved today.
If you’re curious about just how much playtime and exercise your Frenchie needs, check out our blog called How much playtime does my French Bulldog need?