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    Hardest Thing to Teach

    What was/is the hardest thing to teach your frenchie? Of all the dogs I've owned I feel that Stella was probably the hardest to train. Heck, she still is perfecting the art of potty outside ALL the time!

    So I am curious to know....what have been or are your training struggles?

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    POTTY - was brutal! He is finally getting it at the age of 2. He never messed in his crate, but he would be outside for a period of time, but wait till he was back in the house to actually do anything.

    Sit,down and come were all real easy.... Stay, well, he just does not get that concept.

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    I wonder if this is a common problem with frenchies??? Or just that you two have been unlucky!!

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzy220 View Post
    I wonder if this is a common problem with frenchies??? Or just that you two have been unlucky!!
    Could be... they are stubborn with an energy level higher than Bulldogs

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    I have found that frenchies are a stubborn breed. Stella just now has figured out being potty trained. Any basic commands...nope. She knows what "crate" and "down" mean. She only knows down because she always jumps into our kitchen chairs to have a lookie at whats on the table.

    That's terrible but she has the attention span of a gnat and it was hard enough to teach her those two things! Lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAndi View Post
    I have found that frenchies are a stubborn breed. Stella just now has figured out being potty trained. Any basic commands...nope. She knows what "crate" and "down" mean. She only knows down because she always jumps into our kitchen chairs to have a lookie at whats on the table.

    That's terrible but she has the attention span of a gnat and it was hard enough to teach her those two things! Lmao

    Yes .. but look at that adorable little face!!! Who needs tricks when you're that cute!!

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    Buster's potty training has been compromised because Ruggles eats Buster's poop. Ruggles has never eaten dog poop before and it grosses me out so I've trained Buster to poop on potty pads in the house. I have a better chance of getting to it before Ruggles. Buster now figures it is okay to pee in the house, too. We've tried adding pineapple and RID to Buster's food. Nothing works. My husband thinks it will stop when Buster gets older.

    Buster knows sit and stay, sit involves a treat and stay earns him a good boy!

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    Buster's potty training has been compromised because Ruggles eats Buster's poop. Ruggles has never eaten dog poop before and it grosses me out so I've trained Buster to poop on potty pads in the house. I have a better chance of getting to it before Ruggles. Buster now figures it is okay to pee in the house, too. We've tried adding pineapple and RID to Buster's food. Nothing works. My husband thinks it will stop when Buster gets older.

    Buster knows sit and stay, sit involves a treat and stay earns him a good boy!
    I wonder if it would help if you tried changing food or cutting back the amount by a smudge. I know when raising pups if I give them even the slightest amount of too much food it comes out like fresh ground dog food (smells like crazy too!). Maybe less tempting if its a tootsie roll. What is busters poop like?


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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    @bullmama he does tootsie roll logs. They are firm enough that they don't usually leave much of a mark on the potty pad when I pick them up with toilet paper.

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    So in other words its a great snack! Lol I guess that's not very helpful then!!


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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    If Ruggles is still eating Buster's poop in 3 or 4 months I plan to gradually switch Buster to the same food Ruggles eats. A typical morning in our house is I get up at 6am and take Buster out. He pees and poops outside. I pick up the poo. Ruggles is still sleeping in the laundry room so Buster and I get the day going. Usually Buster poops again, inside on a potty pad, within an hour or less. That "job" done, I open the laundry room door so Ruggles can get up and join us. Normally Buster doesn't poop again until after dinner, but sometimes he slips one out in the afternoon. I watch Ruggles when he is trolling for poop and usually beat him to it!

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    Re: Hardest Thing to Teach

    Trolling for poop....


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