Follow these basic rules when training your Frenchie

When your sweet baby joins your family after long weeks of waiting, you’d rather spend every minute patting and hugging him or her. While it’s absolutely natural, it’s also crucial to start their training as early as possible to be able to establish a healthy family life for the human and furry members alike. The TomKings Puppies team share with you their experience from the farm and knowledge gained in professional training academies.

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What are the basic rules when training your Frenchie?

Before we discuss the basic commands to teach your pup, there are five principles you should always remember. Each puppy and each family are different but these rules always apply.

#1 Start your Frenchie’s training as early as possible

There is no reason to wait. You might think that your pup needs to get used to the new environment, but it actually makes it more difficult to start later than sooner. Discuss in the family what rules you’d like the pup to follow, as it’s important that everyone is committed.

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#2 Be consistent with your Frenchie’s training schedule

The best is to spare 15-20 minutes every day. If you can’t do that, keep the regular schedule and don’t take long breaks between two sessions. French Bulldogs are intelligent dogs and learn quickly, but if several days pass between sessions, they might forget what they learned.

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Consistency is also crucial in terms of what you let them do and what you don’t. If you make exceptions at random occasions, they will learn that there can be exceptions, and they will always beg you for that.

#3 Be patient with your Frenchie

And don’t start the training if you are stressed or frustrated, the puppy will feel your state of mind and soul. Let’s be fair, training a pup can be a tedious process and they will not do everything right for the first time, (and there’s little chance they will do it right for the second time). It’s a lot of repetition, there could be fallbacks, and you’ll need to have a lot of patience. Otherwise, your pup will associate frustration with the training and won’t do it. If you do it when you’re not tired, it can be a lot of fun.

#4 Give lots of recognition to your Frenchie

Even if there are small steps ahead. Keep a treat bag with you when doing the training. You can fill it with treats designed for training, but you can prepare it yourself with bitesize food your puppy loves – it can be anything, which is healthy. Never give them chocolate or sweets, as it causes them harm and they can get sick. Do the training before feeding them, so that they are motivated. Make sure you reduce the quantity of their food by the number of calories you give in treats to prevent them from being overweight.

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#5 Never, – never ever – punish your Frenchie

If they don’t proceed as you’d expect. They will remember that training, learning something new is painful, which makes mum or dad angry so they will not want to do it the next time. Just to give you an example: there are some sites where they recommend parents to push the nose of the pup into his or her poo. Never do that, as this will only teach them that poo is horrible and they shouldn’t do it at all.

The article was written based on the experience of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for 10 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show a puppy from their breed. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.


9 thoughts on “Follow these basic rules when training your Frenchie”

  1. I can tell you all are passionate about your craft in loving these puppy’s. I got scammed before trying to purchase one before. I am interested.

    1. Thanks a lot for your feedback, we are so happy our passion comes through. We are very sorry about the scam, this is what we are against. If you have any questions, please let us know at any of our contact details.

    2. Veronica Stiles

      Im sorry you got involved with a scam situation.We recently purchased our baby fromTom Kings Kennel and they have provided the BEST guidance, information and experience to us. It is an honor to be part of the TKK family. Our baby is healthy and of the best quality. I had been researching a quality breeder for two years and found nothing as professional and transparent as TKK. They are there for you with anything you need. All the best to you!

      1. Kathryn Mavar

        Thank you for your comments Veronica. I too have been on a two-year journey and felt totally comfortable going with Tom Kings because of their transparency and because of the reactions of those who receive puppies. It’s hard to explain to friends who aren’t in the same space. There are a lot of breeders where I live but none is competent and loving.

  2. Thank you all soo much. I’m learning and loving this altogether, and listening to everything you all say

  3. It no is truly amazing how smart they are. My pup was sitting the first week. I treat him with tons of love and rubbing him with kisses when he does good. The puppy isn’t into treats that much oddly enough. We are starting to understand the crosswalk lights. This I get eye level with him and point at the light when it’s time to go. This has been fun.

    1. It’s great to hear that your pup is responding well to your love and positive reinforcement. Every dog is unique, and some may not be as motivated by treats as others. It’s wonderful that you’ve found alternative methods, like getting on eye level and using visual cues, to help your puppy understand and follow commands.

      Training your puppy to understand crosswalk lights is a fantastic achievement! Dogs are capable of learning many commands and cues, and with consistent training and patience, they can surprise us with their intelligence and abilities.

      Remember to continue using positive reinforcement and patience during training sessions. Consistency and repetition are key to reinforcing good behavior in your puppy. Keep up the good work, and enjoy the special bond you’re building with your furry friend!

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