French bulldog house-training made easy! Four basic steps to house-training your French bulldog puppy. This house-training routine will have your puppy trained in 2-4 weeks. Begin to potty train your puppy at 4-8 weeks in order to train your puppy more quickly. Normally; after 10 weeks puppies take longer to potty train.
French Bulldogs are as easy to housebreak as any other breed of dog. When you first get your puppy, start a house-training routine. Take them outside every day at the same time. We take our puppies out in the yard approximately 5 minutes after they eat and let them stay outside until they use it. When they potty outside, we immediately praise them with treats, hugs, pats, and rubs. It is amazing, the pleasure that French bulldogs get from basic attention and praise. We also let our Frenchies run and play for an additional 30 minutes. We take advantage of this time, so they get their exercise and house-training at the same time.
If you are in an urban area with limited outside space, you can also housebreak your puppy without taking them outside. You can train your puppy with the same type of routine. Approximately 5 minutes after you feed your Frenchie pup, place it in a small area with a litter box filled with sod or pine shavings. You could also use training pads, but from our experience, puppies tend to shred and tear these pads. French bulldog puppies tend to naturally potty on organic material such as grass, mulch, or wood chips. As soon as your puppy potty, praise them with treats, pats, hugs, and rubs. Consistently repeat this routine at the same time every day for 2-3weeks. We take our puppies out about three times a day, but if need, you can also get them on a twice a day routine.
You can also to take your Frenchie pup on a brisk walk, approximately 5 minutes after meal. Walk your dog until he/she potty. Immediately praise your pup, one of the keys to this training is consistent positive enforcement. Lots of hugs, pats, treats and rubs will result in the desired behavior. This will allow your pup to get some exercise and potty training at the same time. Make sure to take a poop bag, you will need it.