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A Guide to the French Bulldog Personality (The Good, The Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly!)

8 Replies to “A Guide to the French Bulldog Personality (The Good, The Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly!)”

  1. September 10, 2018 miri

    At what age can you give a Frenchie pup dental chews? Dentistik?

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    1. September 11, 2018 Frankie

      Hey Miri,

      As always, we would recommend consulting your vet about any decision like this. However, dental chews are usually designed for adult dogs that have their permanent teeth. Puppies tend to lose their baby teeth between 3 and 5 months, so the average pup could start on dental chews from the age of 6 months.

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  2. December 16, 2018 Crista

    Hello Frankie, I have 2 questions about my new
    15 week old Frenchie please:
    1. How should I keep the inside of his ears clean?
    2. He loves to play and nip but his sharp baby teeth are painful. How do I train him not to bite me while playing?
    Thank you!!!!

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    1. December 17, 2018 Frankie

      Hi Crista,

      Thanks for your questions!

      1. You can keep his ears clean by using your smallest finger and a tissue, once a week. Don’t dig too deep, but just enough to remove any excess dirt and muck. If they are extra dirty you may look into some ear cleaner to really rinse them out monthly.
      2. There are several ways to train your pup to stop nipping when he plays, but the most important thing is to be consistent with your behavior. Use one “Stop” word, something like a stern “No” every time he does something wrong works well. You can also encourage him to bite one of his toys instead of your toes and reward him with treats when he listens. If it becomes a problem and you aren’t able to influence his behavior with positive reinforcement, you could use a pen or other form of confinement as a “time out” space. He’ll eventually draw a connection between the bad behavior and the punishment.

      Hope that helps!

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  3. January 17, 2019 Joan Zatorski

    We will soon be bringing home our female Frenchie & are excited. We have a 12 month old male Basset Hound and want to do everything possible to start the two dogs off on the right foot with each other. What are your suggestions to help make this happen? After raising four sons, we sure would like to avoid having sibling rivalry rear its ugly head in our home! Thanks for your input and Happy New Year!!

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    1. January 30, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Joan!

      That sounds very exciting 🙂

      We’d recommend getting them used to each other slowly. Your Basset Hound may already have some claim to the space in your house, so they could be territorial. However, nothing that a bit of supervised play won’t fix. Just take it slow!

      For more advice you could chat online to a vet here: https://trk.justanswer.com/SHHq

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  4. March 4, 2019 Rebecca

    So my little girl is a rescue and I think they didn’t really play with her, she was just for breeding, so I want to get her use to playing I try her with toys but she don’t seemed bothered and she don’t really play is there anyway I could change this, even if it’s to get her playing with toys?

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    1. March 4, 2019 Frankie

      Hey Rebecca,

      Sorry, we don’t have much experience with that particular issue… maybe she just doesn’t like playing?

      You could try out a food-related toy like the Kong to get her interested if she is driven by food?

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