7 Simple Tips To Housebreak Your Bichon With Minimum Hassle!!
There are probably 1000 reasons (and still counting) why Bichons make for a perfect family dog. But on the flipside, Bichons can be extremely tough to housetrain. In fact, Bichons are often considered to be one of the most difficult breeds to housetrain.
If you are planning to own a Bichon, or if you are having a tough time housetraining your Bichon puppy, then you should know that:
- Bichons are a slow maturing breed.
- Hence, you might need to invest time, patience and a bit of hard work to get your Bichon puppy house trained.
However, you can follow these tips to successfully housetrain your Bichon.
Spread an old newspaper on the floor. Trying to grab your puppy every time he attempts to defecate indoors might turn out to be unsuccessful at times. In such cases you should be prepared for the eventuality.
Grab your puppy if you feel that he is about to excrete indoors. Take him out, right at the spot you would like him to defecate or urinate. Stay with your puppy until he has relieved himself.
Encourage and praise your puppy every time he relieves himself outside. Bichons are quick to respond when congratulated.
Remove food 20 to 40 minutes after you have set it down in front of your dog. At this point, take him outdoors and wait till he relieves himself.
Keep your puppy in a carrying box when he is sleeping. Make sure that the box is large enough for the dog to fit in. However, it should not be large enough for him to use one end of the box as his toilet.
Carry your puppy outside as soon as he wakes up. This will make him get into the habit of going out whenever he feels the need to excrete. Stay with your puppy when he goes outside. However, try not to distract him by talking or being playful.
Be patient. Training your Bichon pup in housebreaking might take some time. Expect quite a few mess ups but don’t lose your cool!
Keep these additional tips handy while house training your Bichon Pup:
- Start training your Bichon pup in housebreaking right after you bring him home. It is important to inculcate good habits from an early age.
- Take your pup out several times a day, particularly after meals. Remember that puppies have small bladders, so they need to excrete more frequently than an adult dog.
- When your puppy eliminates outdoors, offer him treats as a token of encouragement.
- You can consider using pet training pads and potty training sprays to make your job easier.
House breaking your bichon is not that difficult actually, provided you know the right way to go about it!