Is your French Bulldog biting?
They’re loved for their laid back attitude and adorable, mini bulldog faces. So, it is understandable to be concerned when you notice a change in your French Bulldog’s behavior.
It is normal for puppies to nip and chew, but when you notice your Frenchie beginning to bite, it’s recommended you look into this potentially alarming behavior.
Why Is My French Bulldog Biting?
Since it is out of character for a French Bulldog to bite, you want to take note of any changes in your dog’s environment. Many pets bite from anxiety and fear rather than aggression.
With this in mind, French Bulldogs are prone to separation anxiety due to their loyal disposition. Separation anxiety oftentimes stems from changes in the regular household schedule. Working longer hours than usual or traveling more often than your dog is accustomed to may trigger separation anxiety and other strange behavior.
There could also be other triggers in your Frenchie’s environment that cause fear, like lack of socialization or past trauma.
If you determine that anxiety and fear are not the main reason for your French Bulldog’s biting behavior, you may want to schedule a visit to your vet. Sometimes pets begin acting aggressively due to illness or physical pain.
Should I Worry About My French Bulldog Biting?
Biting is not a regular characteristic when we think of the French Bulldog. If this a behavior that has just begun out of the blue, then you most certainly want to be cautious, proactive, and responsive.
Biting is never a behavior you want to ignore. Ignoring your Frenchie’s biting antics could lead to more aggressive behaviors and other disastrous consequences. You don’t want your Frenchie to harm another animal or person, so this type of behavior most certainly needs to be addressed.
Luckily, however, there are many ways to find positive solutions. So, try not to worry too much. As long as you take the necessary steps, this behavior shouldn’t last.
How Do I Stop My French Bulldog From Biting?
After analyzing your Frenchie’s biting behavior you should be able to uncover any triggers that are causing your dog to bite.
Whether it is the environment or an emotional trigger, the first thing you want to do is eliminate the source of the problem as much as possible.
In the meantime, it is best to create a plan of action, as well. The best thing you can do to eliminate the biting once and for all is to train your Frenchie accordingly. Depending on the circumstances causing the behavior, you will need to find the right training technique for you and your dog.
Some strategies to reduce separation anxiety, for example, involve introducing a new treat or toy every time you plan on leaving for an extended period. If you are uncertain, it is best to consult an expert professional.
Although it may seem like your French Bulldog has a behavioral problem, try to remember that this biting is just a bad patch that will turn around.
Addressing the behavior, finding solutions, and training your Frenchie will have your buddy back into your lap, loving and making you laugh like the dog you know and love!
Will is the proud co-owner of Frankie, a Female Brindle French Bulldog, with his wife Michelle. We share our Frenchie experiences with the world to help health-conscious French Bulldog owners who want a happy, healthy, and long-living dog.