Most French bulldog owners could probably give you dozens of reasons why French Bulldogs are considered one of the best dog breeds to have as pets. With their small and stocky and deceptively heavy diminutive bodies, and their great intelligence, the French bulldogs, first known as Boule-Dog Francais, are great companions and watchdogs. But, their temperament may also vary, this is why like any other breeds, the French bulldog should also be well-trained.
When training a dog, it is first best to get to know their behavior and characteristics. While they are a highly intelligent breed, they also have a short attention span. So be sure to have lots of patience. The French bulldog is also known for having the need to constantly command human attention. Sometimes they can also be very playfully aggressive, if this is the case, you should first discipline and train your dog before they are allowed to play with very small children.
First off, you should know that French bulldogs are generally playful, it’s not uncommon for them to be commanding your time and attention. They can be very aggressive when they need you to play with them and your not giving them the attention they need. Some though can be sweet when they do so, and some can do tricks to get you to notice them. Your training should be based highly on what their traits are, then you will be able to concentrate on which to develop. This way, you will be able to maximize your training time, and all your efforts will not be futile.
A laser targeted training will be able to let you hve an enjoyable time training your dog, you won’t only get a well trained and disciplined canine companion, but also be able to spend quality bonding time with him or her.
Always keep in mind that French bulldog are very independent thinkers, and they can become very stubborn if the training exercises seem pointless to them. Don’t be too gentle on them and show some assertiveness, but don’t shout at them excessively nor hurt them. In case of any unwanted behavior, be firm. Be the alpha dog and show your leadership over them. Use a strong and firm voice, don’t scream or yell when you get frustrated, this will be too confusing for the dog.
Be consistent with your commands, choose only one command in declaring your praise or your discontent, also, be sure to carry some treats with you when doing the exercises to reward them, this will act as the affirmation to their good work.
Make sure that the training exercise is only limited to a short period of time. This is not only because their attention span is short, but because mostly of the fact that French bulldogs cannot dispel body heat efficiently and may cause overheating.
And lastly be very patient. Although French bulldogs are very smart and intelligent, they are still dogs. It will take several training sessions before they can fully get the grasp of what you are teaching them.