Prevent dog behavior problems, and correct behavior issues by learning how to train your Bichon Frise when still a puppy.
Given free rein, a Bichon will happily take over your household—and become Top Dog. This is a situation that you definitely DO NOT want!
The other side of the coin, however, is that a Bichon Frise who has been properly trained, is a delightful dog to have, and she will brighten any household with her friendly and pleasant personality!
Dog Behavior Problems to Avoid
Bichon Frises are notoriously hard to house train and they can develop some quirky habits like barking, nipping at people’s heels or jumping up on visitors.
Because of this, even though your puppy is cute as a button, you need to work with her to make sure that she develops good habits and learns to behave well, even at an early age.
Puppy behaviors that are cute at 8 weeks become dog behavior problems at a year and a half!
- Dog Barking – Before barking becomes a real problem, you need to work with your dog to control it. The tricky part about barking is that you do want to know if someone comes to the door or there is an intruder in your yard. You want your dog to alert you, then be quiet.
- Dog Chewing – Toys are for chewing. Not your socks or underwear. You need to make sure that your puppy knows the difference, so that this does not become an ongoing issue.
- Separation Anxiety – Bichon Frises frequently are anxious when you are gone. Especially if you are gone for a long time. Your Bichon can become lonely and worried that you won’t return, if she is left alone for long periods of time.
- Coprophagia – This is a nasty habit that some dogs develop. Not only is eating poop disgusting, it can also make your dog sick. Solid Gold SEP (Stop Eating Poop) is a dog supplement that makes the poop taste bitter. If your dog is eating his own poop, it could be your best bet. It must be fed to the dog whose poop is being eaten.
- Stop Puppy Biting – Puppy nipping at your heels can turn to biting. You need to make sure that this does not become a habit with your dog…
- Aggressive Dog Behavior – Are people and other animals afraid of your dog? If your cute little Bichon has become aggressive, this is a real problem. You will need to nip this one in the bud!
- Submissive Urination – Does your dog pee when she meets a new person or animal? You may have a dog that is too passive and needs some help.
Preventing or correcting dog behavior problems is not difficult. Armed with the correct information, you will be able to work with your Bichon—gently but firmly—to help him develop into a nice adult dog, that you are proud to have and love to be with!