Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Big dog little body

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    3
    Pets Names
    Arnold

    Big dog little body

    I really need some advise on my little Frenchie!

    I have always grown up with dogs (Border Collies) as my dad had always had them from being little so was his choice of dog. While I adore them and their intelligence I just do not have the time for the amount of exercise they need. I have always LOVED frenchies but have always been living with my parents who didn't want anything but a collie.

    Natural to say I moved out of my parents house in Feb and by April I had a little Frenchie!!!! He is amazeballs! So cute and funny! I got him at 5 weeks old which I was very concerned about but seems to be very normal in Spain as I took him straight to the vet and they was happy with everything. He picked up house training so quick I would say first 2 weeks a few accidents then would jump at the door when he needed to go out! Howeverrrrr ... he has recently developed lets say a little attitude maybe? I can be sat watching telly and he will charge up to me and growl and pounce! I have tried what seems like everything from ignoring (he gets louder and more angry) putting him in his crate (cries) lightly smacking his back (gets him more angry and hyper)

    I really don't know what to do? It worries me for when my 5 year old niece comes to visit.

    HELPPPPP PLEASE????

  2. #2
    Senior Member Frenchie Grrrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    238
    Pets Names
    Gus

    Re: Big dog little body

    What is his day typically entail? Do you work and he's home most of the day alone? If so, I'd try taking him for a brisk walk or having a fun play session before you start your TV time in the evening. Hard to give advice without more info, but I think if your pup is just waiting and napping all day, or not getting enough stimulation or exercise, that could be causing the problem.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Squishy Walnuts's Avatar
    Real Name
    Will
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Mississauga, ON
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    2,478
    Pets Names
    Wally and Uma

    Re: Big dog little body

    I agree with Frenchie Grrrl. Frenchies don't need as much exercise as a collie but they do still need some.

    He also might be trying to be alpha. Are you planning on signing up for training classes? That should help, along with socializing him with other dogs.
    Follow my clown dogs on IG: @squishywalnuts

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    3
    Pets Names
    Arnold

    Re: Big dog little body

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie Grrrl View Post
    What is his day typically entail? Do you work and he's home most of the day alone? If so, I'd try taking him for a brisk walk or having a fun play session before you start your TV time in the evening. Hard to give advice without more info, but I think if your pup is just waiting and napping all day, or not getting enough stimulation or exercise, that could be causing the problem.

    Hey, nope I drop him at a doggy day care before work and pick him up after it? So he is quite active all day really.

    Don't know why he keeps doing it I try play with a toy to distract him but he doesn't want the toy he just wants to bark at me!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Frenchie Grrrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    238
    Pets Names
    Gus

    Re: Big dog little body

    Quote Originally Posted by SpoiltLittleFrenchie View Post
    Hey, nope I drop him at a doggy day care before work and pick him up after it? So he is quite active all day really.

    Don't know why he keeps doing it I try play with a toy to distract him but he doesn't want the toy he just wants to bark at me!
    Do you allow him on the furniture? Gus will sometimes do this when he wants to be invited up (so I will scoot over and make some space for him) or if he thinks the certain chair/couch is too high and wants assistance getting up.

    If he "pounces" on you, will he then settle down and snuggle? Sometimes, if Gus is full of energy, he will fly across the room and land on our chest, instead of "politely" asking, but he will then plop down and chill after.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    3
    Pets Names
    Arnold

    Re: Big dog little body

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie Grrrl View Post
    Do you allow him on the furniture? Gus will sometimes do this when he wants to be invited up (so I will scoot over and make some space for him) or if he thinks the certain chair/couch is too high and wants assistance getting up.

    If he "pounces" on you, will he then settle down and snuggle? Sometimes, if Gus is full of energy, he will fly across the room and land on our chest, instead of "politely" asking, but he will then plop down and chill after.

    Nope he's not aloud on the sofa so maybe it's that??

  7. #7
    Head Pooper Scooper
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,988
    Pets Names
    BeBe, Hazel, JLO, Lucy Lu, Hillary, Henri, & Katie

    Re: Big dog little body

    He was taken away from mom too early and never socialized and learned from mom like he should have been. He is still full of pup, but also getting an attidude trying to find his place in the pack. Sometimes you just need to let them know who is boss. First make sure it isn't just a rough play, as some will do. Even if it's play they need to know when it is too rough. When they get tired they will also act out, just like a child will, so it might be a good time for a nap. Sometimes you jus have to tell him NO!!!! Look him in the eyes and make him know you are the boss. That might be a good time for a rest in his crate. He should grow out of this as he matures and learns his boundaries.
    Last edited by davidh; 01-11-2018 at 10:53 PM.
    Have a Great Frenchie Day
    Bully hugs and kisses from: BeBe, Hazel, JLO, Lucy Lu, Hillary, Henri & Katie
    Member of French Bulldog Club of America, Bulldog Club of America, & Bulldog Club of Texas

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Real Name
    Michelle & Derek
    Location
    Kansas
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    14
    Pets Names
    Coco, Haven

    Re: Big dog little body

    Agree with David, these dogs often don't learn from a natural pack. Breeders typically don't leave the pups with adults, so they only learn from their peers and this is only till about 10 wks. You have to establish you are the pack leader, this includes letting them know some play is too much, enough is enough, how to be calm, how to wait, leader is first. All are dogs are a little different, but being the pack leader is primary.

    Every reply much include, diet, diet, diet... And really question vaccines, many vaccines can change your pups demeanor.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    2bullymama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    5,578
    Pets Names
    Chelios
    Trophies

    Re: Big dog little body

    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    He was taken away from mom too early and never socialized and learned from mom like he should have been. He is still full of pup, but also getting an attidude trying to find his place in the pack. Sometimes you just need to let them know who is boss. First make sure it isn't just a rough play, as some will do. Even if it's play they need to know when it is too rough. When they get tired they will also act out, just like a child will, so it might be a good time for a nap. Sometimes you jus have to tell him NO!!!! Look him in the eyes and make him know you are the boss. That might be a good time for a rest in his crate. He should grow out of this as he matures and learns his boundaries.
    Agreed!! Look up 'nothing in life is free '. It is a very easy training technique


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    my sweet angel babies
    Nitschke 2004-2011 and Banks 2005-2014

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •