All about the Bichon Frise pup
It is that they have a mind all of their own and are often known for being slightly stubborn and only wanting to do what they want to do. And this is a trait that will carry with them all through their adult years so it better be something that you can learn to either overcome or work around. It is very important that you do not let your pup walk all over you so that order can be maintained in the home.
The one thing that commonly makes people turn and run the other way when considering adopting a Bichon Frise pup is the fact that it is so hard to potty train. Because it can take an extra long time there could be messes that are left from the dog, which can actually cost you money if carpet is destroyed. But it is not that the dog is not trainable, it just takes a little more time than with most other breeds.
So when you first bring home your new family member, potty training may be the first thing you want to get started on. Try not to let setbacks upset you too much, as that is a natural thing no matter what type of breed you are dealing with. Just give the love and support a child would need when potty training and you will be on your way to a successfully potty trained dog.
Even though most people would laugh at this and consider it common sense, you would be surprised how many people really and truly need to read this. Never hit, spank, spit at, yell at or otherwise abuse your Bichon Frise pup whether it is emotional or physical, abuse is abuse and is against the law.
It is much more exciting, fun and rewarding to have your pup love you and to respect you as you will get much better behavior from a dog that respects you instead of fear you.
Make sure that you are always thinking of your pup when training and always question yourself if what you are doing, saying or teaching is the best benefit of the pup.
Think twice before you ever speak in anger and always try to talk to your pet in a loving way.