Me like happy Frenchy. You like happy Frenchy. Frenchy like happy Frenchy.
Let’s just jump right into it, shall we?
1. Take him/her on a gersh dern walk.
Yeah, I know, sometimes it’s easier to sit there and binge watch “House.” But a French Bulldog does need a walk (sometimes) to keep the pooch mentally stimulated and physically fit!
2. Clean the creases.
If you are a French Bulldog owner, chances are you already know this. But make sure you do it. Somebody once asked me what it smells like, and the best answer I could come up with is “Doggy B.O.”
French Bulldog Wrinkles
3. Teach them stuff.
Although being stubborn, Frenchies do like to learn and be taught. Recently I taught my Bulldog to go in the crate. You know how I did it? I sat there and threw Cheetos in the back of the crate and said “crate.” Guess what? Now he LOVES the crate (and a plethora of Cheetos).
4. Let them socialize.
This applies to any dog breed, but dogs really love to socialize with other dogs. It’s hugely beneficial to a dog’s mental health.
5. Give ’em good toys.
French Bulldogs freakin’ LOVE chew toys (and really any toy). However, they can get bored with toys and/or destroy them.
6. Show some love!
Not like that’s all that difficult. How can you resist that squish face and those bat ears?
7. Introduce new activities.
Sometimes taking them for a walk can get old. Introduce new activities like hide and seek, tug of war, or fetch.
Although your Bully might be stubborn and fight it, they secretly like being groomed. Clean the ears and coat, clip the nails, clean the eyes – and of course, the creases.
9. Avoid Rawhide like the plague.
Never, ever, ever, give your Frenchy rawhide. It is a huge choking and digestive hazard.