Info for your Frenchie puppy:

 

The puppy may take a week or so to adjust to their new family and surroundings.  Remember they no longer have me, their mom or siblings.  Give them lots of love!

 

YOUR PUPPY SHOULD NOT go out into the grass prior to their 3rd vaccines.   

 

DO NOT WEAR SHOES IN THE HOUSE.  Until Puppies have their 3rd round of vaccines.   WE NEVER wear shoes in our house just to be safe for the dogs.  You can bring parvo and many other diseases into the house.  

I have a basket at the front door of socks for guests and indoor shoes for my family.  Can buy socks at the dollar store and a basket there for $1 lol

 

Dog food:  

For now our puppies are on Royal Canine.  At 4-6 months slowly transition to Farmina or Natures Logic.  RC 75% , 25% Farmina for 3 days, then 50/50 for 3 days then 75% Farmina/25% RC for 3 days

then 100% Farmina.  

The is is very important for your Frenchie to be fed a high quality food.  Your puppies will be fed Royal canine until they leave to you.  I’m not a fan of it but for puppies it’s good to help build their immune System. 

 

I highly recommend you feed them Farmina or Nature's logic starting at 4-6 months.  If you choose a different food PLEASE transition them slowly

 (75% current food, 25% new food for 3 days, then 50/50 3 days, then 75% new food and 25% of old food for 3 days, then 100% of new food)

 

Farmina mini breed puppy food then change to adult food at 1 year and Nature's logic their food is mini and all stages.  Farmina does have all stages food so you can do this if you want.  Farmina and Nature's logic is the best natural food out there!  Cost less than Fromm , Acana and others but better!!  Please have the Royal canine puppy food ready for your puppies arrival. 

 

These foods can be bought at natural K9, their website, chewy.com and I would go with the Ocean grain free or the Boar & pumpkin. 

 

When you use this link they give you $10 off plus donate a bowl of dog food to Rescues!

 

http://ref.petflow.com/v/miamibluefrenchbulldogs

 

I prefer the grain free but choose which you prefer.  The grain free has been proven from breeders to be best.  

Puppy formula for 1 year or you can do the adult as it’s all stages.  

 

Water: Spring or Akaline water helps with tear stains, dont use tap water.

Bath time:  I use Aveena oatmeal or Johnson and Johnson lavender baby shampoo

 

Potty Training/Crate training:  

I don’t know how often I can say this but routine is the key to potty training! The moment the puppy wakes bring them to the training pad and tell them potty time! And when they do their business reward them with a treat!  Make a big deal they did on pad.  I like buying bells for the door.  When you start to transition to the outdoor to go potty take their paw and ring the bell!  They can learn this so when your not watching they find the bell to tell you they have to go outside.   

I highly recommend buying a playyard so that when your not holding or watching the puppy he/she is safe in playyard . You can find on Offersup or letgo used for like $40. (8 panels) or buy it new.

Also use a crate. I believe in crate training.  If u buy a crate I recommend a 2 or 3 door wire crate.  You can find on eBay for around $35. You can set this playyard in a rectangular shape. With peepee pad at one end and bed, food and water at other end with toys. (See photos below)

 

I see so many posts about leaving a puppy in a crate for hours at a time while they go to work.   I believe in crate training 100% but a puppy can’t hold their bladder long (1 hour for every month of age). So use the playyard I mention on this page (pic below) crate on one end and peepee pad on other end. Give toys so they can play or chew while your away.  The moment you get home or wake up take the puppy outside saying potty time or whatever lol. 

Wash your floors with: 

White vinegar and hot water, an organic floor cleaner 40% water 60% vinegar or Odorban floor cleaner. 

 

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND not walking with your shoes inside your home.  You or your guests.  Especially until they have had their 3rd round of vaccines.   The bottom of your shoes can carry horrible diseases into your home which your puppy won’t be able to fight.  

 

Toys/treats:  

Fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, apples), fresh Antlers (link below), kong, and ropes.  Empty water bottles are cheap and fun. But once they break it please throw it away

 

Must try these fresh antlers from Broken Aspen!   My Frenchies love!

Easy way to clean teeth daily!  Lots of health benefits too!

 

Use this link to get 10% off your order!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrokenAspenAntlers?coupon=SAVEWITHMBFB

The antlers are naturally shed.  They regrow new ones each year, and shed them in late winter / early spring.  A lot of people don't know this, but most of the "natural" antlers in the pet stores are from cut off farmed animals (deer and elk jerky).  They actually hold them down in a corral and cut the antlers off before they are done growing.  So a store antler is going to be less dense since it wasn't fully developed.  When I make the deer I usually cut off the burrs because I'm planning to make something with them eventually (like furniture for my house - drawer pulls), but I like to leave them on sometimes to demonstrate that it's a naturally fallen off antler, and so people who know a lot about antlers know what they are getting.  The ends of the antler are called tines "spikes" and they are really thin.  Since they are so far away from the base of the skull they are also the least dense so dogs are more liable to break and splinter them, and can cause problems.  All of the deer antlers I sell are cut from the base portion of the antler.   

 

FEMALES:

Pampers for their mensuration:  contact Stacy Read on Facebook. She makes “Britches for Bitches”. Best pampers ever!  Have prior to the puppy being 6 months of age.  Then you line it with a woman’s always pad with wings. Simple!  But if your not breeding her the pet contract states once mature approx 1 year you will need to spay her, preferably after her second heat cycle.  Frenchies need time to fully grow and bulk. That around 1.5 - 2

Health insurance: 

Nationwide.  I find is the best or Figo for boys

 

BEWARE OF HEAT: 

Please do not keep your frenchie in heat for extended periods

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Potty training pee pad tray:

https://www.chewy.com/frisco-training-pad-holder/dp/253990

Playyard for your new puppy: 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=pa_sp_atf_aps_sr_pg1_1?ie=UTF8&adId=A0526574QR6OO3O8PJZE&url=%2FStates-Superyard-Ultimate-Suitable-months%2Fdp%2FB073W874J2%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2_sspa%3Fkeywords%3D8%2BPanel%2BPlay%2BYard%26qid%3D1648839807%26sr%3D8-2-spons%26psc%3D1&qualifier=1648839807&id=1940314550390327&widgetName=sp_atf

 

 

 

Commands for training puppies:

 

 

Practice 1-2 commands per day for 15 min each command. Buy organic natural training treats or use fresh fruit.

 

Stop: when walking on leash and want dog to stop quickly. Do not use a collar!  Only harness!  Collar just for looks

 

Stay:  when I open door and want them to wait at the door.

 

Come:  when I want them to come to me 

 

Leave it: something they shouldn’t have in mouth. Place treat on floor and say leave it until they understand to leave it alone. Then say ok get it and allow them to get the treat or toy. 

 

Sit:  this is obvious lol

 

Week Eight-to-Twelve

Puppies often go through a “fear period” during this time. Instead of meeting new or familiar people and objects with curiosity, they react with fearfulness. Anything that frightens them at this age may have a lasting impact so take care that the baby isn’t overstimulated with too many changes or challenges at one time. That doesn’t mean your pup will grow up to be a scaredy-cat; it’s simply a normal part of development where pups learn to be more cautious. Careful socialization during this period helps counter fear reactions.

Puppies may be placed in new homes once they are eating well on their own. However, they will be better adjusted and make better pets by staying and interacting with littermates and the Mom-dog until they are at least eight weeks old–older generally is better. Interacting with siblings and Mom help teach bite inhibition, how to understand and react to normal canine communication, and their place in doggy society. Puppies tend to make transitions from one environment to another more easily at this age, too.

Your puppy still has lots of growing to do. He won’t be considered an adult until he goes through several more developmental periods and reaches one to two years of age.
 

Puppy Development Part 2

 

From 10 Weeks to 2 Years

 

Even though he may look grown up, the stages of puppy development last from birth to a year or even two before he’s considered an adult dog. The greatest puppy development changes happen from birth to twelve weeks of age. But from twelve weeks on, your fur-kid still has lots of growing up to do.

Juvenile Period

The juvenile puppy period generally begins at age ten weeks, and lasts until puberty and the onset of sexual maturity. It is during this period that puppies begin to learn the consequences of behavior, and determine what is most appropriate to certain circumstances.

Puppies at this age have boundless curiosity, exasperating stubbornness, and enthusiastic affection. Expect your puppy to get into everything, and you won’t be disappointed. This is an ideal time to begin training.

Nearly every waking moment is spent in play, which is not only great fun for the babies, but is great practice for canine life. Puppies learn how to do important dog activities like chasing and running, pawing, biting and fighting. Social skills and canine etiquette are learned by interaction with littermates and Mom. Puppies learn to inhibit their bite when they are bitten by each other, and learn canine language. Through play, they practice dominant and submissive postures, and prepare for life in the world.

 

10-16 weeks: Juvenile Delinquent Pups

Puppies test their boundaries during this period that lasts anywhere from a few days to several weeks. These dogs challenge owners to see who calls the shots, seem to “forget” any training they’ve learned, and act like rebellious teenagers.

Some of this has to do with teething. Pups lose baby teeth starting about three months of age. There can be discomfort as the permanent teeth erupt and puppies tend to chew more on anything and everything to relieve the pain.

Delinquent behavior also may be influenced by hormones. Unlike many other species, a male puppy’s testosterone level from age four-to-ten months may be up to five times higher than an adult dog’s. That’s so the adult canines recognizes he’s a juvenile and needs “schooling” in the ways of dogs—they make sure to knock him down a peg and teach manners before he gets too big for his furry britches.

But even pups that have been spayed and neutered prior to this can develop the “oh yeah, MAKE me!” attitude. Owners who have done everything right may still experience this difficult, frustrating phase. Grit your teeth, keep him on leash and under control, offer consistent, patient and humane training, and tell yourself, “He’s testing me, it’ll get better.” Because it will.

 

Four to Six Months

Pups grow so quickly during this period you may notice changes every single day. Not only may your pup test and challenge you, this is the time frame puppies also figure out where they stand with other pets in the group. Some squabbling and play fighting is expected. It’s a dog rule that older animals teach the pup limits, which is normal and usually sounds more scary than it is.

In fact, an un-neutered male puppy’s testosterone level increases at around 4 to 5 months of age. This is one way adult dogs recognize that even big puppies are still babies and they they must be taught proper dog etiquette.

Puppies can also sometimes experience another fear phase during this period. It may last up to a month, and their maybe more than one especially in large breed dogs. This is normal and nothing to worry about. It tends to correspond with growth spurts, and you may notice some “flaky” behavior or unwarranted aggression, become protective of toys or territory. Just ensure you don’t reward the fearful behavior with more attention, and know how to talk to puppies and not use baby talk. It’s best to ignore the fear rather than risk rewarding it. Build confidence through training and the pup should transition out of it with no further problems.

 

Adolescence: Six to Twelve Months

Most of your pup’s growth in height finishes by this period but he may continue to fill out and gain muscle mass and body weight. Puppy coat starts to be replaced by the adult coat.

While the baby may still be emotionally immature, during this period the boy pups begin to leg-lift and mark with urine. The testosterone level in male puppies increases to 5-7 times higher than in an adult dog by age 10 months, and then gradually falls to a normal adult level by about 18 months of age. This helps signal the senior male dogs that the youngster must be put in his place so you may notice more adult-pup squabbles during this period. Girl pups may go into heat (estrus) as early as five to six months, and boys begin to be interested in sex during this period.

Puppies at this age seem to explode with high energy and will do well with structured play and exercise. Training and continued socialization is vital to ensure your youngster knows how to behave politely with other dogs, other animals like cats, and other people including children and strangers of all sizes, ages, and looks.

Social Maturity: Between One and Two Years

Depending on the breed, your dog will be physically mature at this age. Small dogs mature much earlier and larger ones take more time. Your pup’s social maturity also can depend on his or her experience with other animals. Socialization and training continues throughout your pet’s lifetime, because there are always new things to learn—or old lessons to revisit and practice. After all, the joy of your puppy’s first year or two predicts a lifetime of love to come.

 

Any questions feel free to text me or call!  You have my lifetime support!  Welcome to the Miami Blue French bulldogs family!!!!

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