Knowing how to train a puppy is important for new Bichon Frise owners, if you want your new puppy to grow into a well behaved pleasant dog, that people enjoy being around.
While it would be nice if all Bichon Frises had perfect behavior right from the start, the reality is that you will need to work with your new puppy to teach her how to behave.
It is true that Bichon Frises are very happy, cheerful little dogs, but they can also be willful or manipulative. And they are notorious for being hard to potty train.
In fact, Bichons are among the top 10 hardest to house train dogs!
They are sensitive and very willing to please, so training a Bichon should never be done with force or undue strictness. Bichon Frises respond to gentle firmness.
How to Train a Puppy – The Challenge
If not trained properly, a Bichon Frise can end up being the Alpha dog (or dog in charge) of your household. That should be YOUR place! Training your Bichon correctly, will establish with your Bichon–that YOU are in charge!
Start working with your puppy right away. Even if you think you don’t know how to train a puppy, you will learn and puppies are very forgiving.
Most importantly, you need to be consistent in your training, patient with your puppy or dog and you need to use effective training methods.