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Bichon puppies.yay or nay?

Bichon puppies.yay or nay? Topic: Media research before the internet
July 17, 2019 / By Brenton
Question: so i had a black lab (which was FREAKING SMART !) but....she passed away
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Ahearn Ahearn | 8 days ago
I have a bichon and I also have a lab and a collie, so I can certainly help. Bichons are very easy to train, but you have to know what you are doing. They're in the top 10 intelligent breeds (labs are not). Where you get that small dogs are harder to train is a load of rubbish, they're exactly the same as other dogs and equally as hard. I also don't know where you have heard that they're hard to house train, I have never heard this before and I work with dogs. My bichon was a piece of cake, the best puppy I have ever had. Yes, it was difficult as he never did his toiletries in front of anyone, so we just made sure we took him out more often. He is better than my other two dogs at alarming us if someone is at our house. Every dogs personality is different, as my bichon is with two larger breeds he is very energetic, but I know many that aren't. But they are an all round good breed - the only small dog I would have. Also, they aren't prone to any specific ailments, they're typically a healthy breed.
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Ahearn Originally Answered: Training my puppies to go outside only?
Pads only teach your dog to toilet indoors. Throw them away. 8 Steps to House training a Puppy 1 - The first thing to remember about house training a puppy is they can not hold themselves long. Rule of thumb is 1 hour for each month old. Therefore a 3 month old pup should be able to control himself/ herself for 3 hours. 2 - The second thing to remember is you take the pup out, on a leash, to be walked. Not send the pup out. You have to be there when pooch does the deed so you can praise the pup, right then. Let the pup know it is a job well done. Throw a real praise party! There are key times a pup needs to be taken out. When pooch wakes up from any sleep time & at bed time. After eating and/or drinking. After playing, exercise stimulates the "need to go." 3 - Plus there are the odd times when a pups gotta do what a pups gotta do. You have to learn the pups behavior when looking for the spot to go. Pups should not have the run of the house till pooch is trained. You should keep the pup in the room with you so you can keep an eye on pooch. When you see the search, get 'em outside. If you catch the pup making a pile or puddle, just say "NO!", pick pooch up and get 'em outside. Use an enzyme cleaner (Natures Miracle or Simple Solutions)(pet store) to clean up. Do not let the pup see you cleaning up, it gives them the idea that is your job. Outside is okay, just not inside. If you find a puddle or pile after the fact, clean it up with an enzyme cleaner (pet food store) get a newspaper and hit.... yourself in the head and say "I should have been paying more attention." Do not try to punish a pup after the fact. They will NOT get it. 4 - You have to be diligent & consistent. I can not stress that enough so let me repeat. You have to be diligent & consistent. If you do your job the pup will catch on pretty quick. 5 - You need to keep pooch contained at night. Either crate or put the pup in a bathroom. But remember the 1 hour rule. You should get up and take 'em out at night. 6 - You can also teach the pup to go on command by picking the word you will use for each function, when the pup is about to go repeat the word till the pup starts going then tell 'em what a good boy/girl they are. 7 - You can also teach them to ring a bell when they need to go by mounting one low on the door frame and ring it with the pups foot when you go out. 8 - Last thing, never, ever rub your pups nose in their waste. Besides being nasty it only tells the pup you want pooch to ingest the waste. Also, never, ever hit a dog. That will only tell the dog you are not to be trusted. So, these are the 8 Steps to House training a Puppy Good luck! Article by B. Williams

Sunny Sunny
Nay, for me anyways. I will never in my life own a small dog, mainly because I've never met one that I've liked. Small dogs are incredibly hard to train, stubborn, and in my opinion, not very cute. I've been bitten multiple times by some of my friend's small dogs, having to get stitches on one occasion, but not once have I ever been bitten by a large breed. Every small dog that I've met has been yappy and nippy, I just don't care for them. Plus, you can't rough house and play with a small dog like you could a big dog, or take them on long walks or jogs because they get tuckered out much quicker. If I were you, I'd avoid the small breed dog category and perhaps go to your local shelter and pick out a medium sized dog there, you would be saving a life and you wouldn't have to worry about puppy training. Hope this helped, and good luck!
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Raelene Raelene
I have a Bichon Frise mix he is sweet. They are the best small dog in my opinion. (I think you should get one from a shelter or rescue organization though.)
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Melle Melle
If you don't want to deal with a lot of the "puppy" training, especially housebreaking, then adopt an older puppy or young adult. Bichons are one of the smaller dogs I would recommend - I've known several and they have good temperaments and are not annoying like other smaller breeds.
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Leena Leena
1. All dogs are trainable, but require patience, consistency, time, knowledge, if you aren't willing to do that then don't get a dog. 2. You don't want a protection dog if you do then you need spend thousands to have a professional train them, and they must be completely under your control otherwise should your dog bite you will be sued, if let a professional trained dog bite you must have high insurance coverage for if they bite the law suit will even higher since it is a known trained protection dog. 3. All dogs shed. 4. "small. loving...etc" depends on genetics, and how bring up the dog, they don't come prepackaged to your whims, if you want one prepackaged then get a stuffed dog from Toys R Us. 5. Housebreaking is the same for all dogs, no difference. All dogs are trainable and smart, it's the owners that are dumb. 6. Short fur has a tendency to burrow into fabrics and is harder to remove. All types of fur must be brushed daily and the house vacuumed.
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Leena Originally Answered: Training my puppies to go outside only?
Pads only teach your dog to toilet indoors. Throw them away. 8 Steps to House training a Puppy 1 - The first thing to remember about house training a puppy is they can not hold themselves long. Rule of thumb is 1 hour for each month old. Therefore a 3 month old pup should be able to control himself/ herself for 3 hours. 2 - The second thing to remember is you take the pup out, on a leash, to be walked. Not send the pup out. You have to be there when pooch does the deed so you can praise the pup, right then. Let the pup know it is a job well done. Throw a real praise party! There are key times a pup needs to be taken out. When pooch wakes up from any sleep time & at bed time. After eating and/or drinking. After playing, exercise stimulates the "need to go." 3 - Plus there are the odd times when a pups gotta do what a pups gotta do. You have to learn the pups behavior when looking for the spot to go. Pups should not have the run of the house till pooch is trained. You should keep the pup in the room with you so you can keep an eye on pooch. When you see the search, get 'em outside. If you catch the pup making a pile or puddle, just say "NO!", pick pooch up and get 'em outside. Use an enzyme cleaner (Natures Miracle or Simple Solutions)(pet store) to clean up. Do not let the pup see you cleaning up, it gives them the idea that is your job. Outside is okay, just not inside. If you find a puddle or pile after the fact, clean it up with an enzyme cleaner (pet food store) get a newspaper and hit.... yourself in the head and say "I should have been paying more attention." Do not try to punish a pup after the fact. They will NOT get it. 4 - You have to be diligent & consistent. I can not stress that enough so let me repeat. You have to be diligent & consistent. If you do your job the pup will catch on pretty quick. 5 - You need to keep pooch contained at night. Either crate or put the pup in a bathroom. But remember the 1 hour rule. You should get up and take 'em out at night. 6 - You can also teach the pup to go on command by picking the word you will use for each function, when the pup is about to go repeat the word till the pup starts going then tell 'em what a good boy/girl they are. 7 - You can also teach them to ring a bell when they need to go by mounting one low on the door frame and ring it with the pups foot when you go out. 8 - Last thing, never, ever rub your pups nose in their waste. Besides being nasty it only tells the pup you want pooch to ingest the waste. Also, never, ever hit a dog. That will only tell the dog you are not to be trusted. So, these are the 8 Steps to House training a Puppy Good luck! Article by B. Williams

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