One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to potty train a French bulldog. The answer is relatively simple: just use a command. You can teach your dog to go outside after doing its business, and reward it with a tasty treat. Make sure you use a clear, loud voice to communicate the command. Another great way to reward your dog for good behavior is by giving him a chew toy. These will keep your dog occupied for hours and provide satisfaction.
As a rule of thumb, a French Bulldog needs to use the bathroom outside about every two hours. If you are home, potty training your French Bulldog will be more comfortable. However, if you’re away from home, a potty accident is likely to occur and you need to take your dog outside. The biggest sign of a potty accident is a dog sniffing on the ground.
When your French Bulldog does have an accident, take them outside immediately. While your dog might seem obedient when it starts going outside, you should not force it. Potty training a French Bulldog can take up to 6 months, depending on several factors. During this time, be consistent and patient with your puppy. Keep in mind that accidents are common, but ignoring them is only confusing your dog.
Regardless of the type of toilet you choose, your French Bulldog will probably give you signs that it needs to go. It may sniff the floor or walls, turn in circles, or stare in place of the toilet. It may also become restless and start pawing at the door when it needs to go.
Remember that potty training a French bulldog takes time. But don’t give up just yet. Just be patient and be consistent! Just remember to praise and reward your puppy when he does it!
Accidents are inevitable. As with any training, be prepared to clean up accidents. Attempting to rake through puddles or poop is a counterproductive punishment. Frenchies may have accidents inside because they are not trained or physically able to hold their poop. Therefore, they should have more opportunities to perform their business outdoors. And if you want your Frenchie to learn to stay out longer and avoid accidents, remember to use a strong disinfectant after each accident.