Frenchie Tips and Tricks from Randy
Welcome to Randy's Ramblings. Every once in a while I get a call that gets me to thinking, which leads to a little rambling on about that topic. Here you will get the benefit of my years of experience as a french bulldog breeder. I will share with you my best kept secrets on how to properly raise, train and care for your frenchie. Feel free to submit a question and when I get a minute I will do my best to answer.
I do everything I can to prepare your pup to go home depending on time as this is a critical time for them. In human years your puppy is normally a year old. Yet people treat there puppies as grown ups and play hard with them as soon as they get them home. Their bodies need time to gradually develop and their internal systems react quickly to issues such as stress, food change, parasites and excitement.
The stress of transitioning very often can lead to coccidia or giardia which lies dormant in many puppies. They also can get both of these bacteria from eating their own poop. They can pickup worms easily when you take them outside and they can contract parvo or distemper which can kill them.
So I know its fun and exciting to take your puppy home, but please remember they are only one year old in our world. Treat them like one, for your own benefit and the puppies. Relax, go slow and take your time.
Worms create a nasty digestive issue which leads to diarrhea. Pups get worms many ways, eating grass, eating poop, rolling in dirt and putting their tongues everywhere. That’s why it is critical to put your pups on a worming schedule. This should be discussed with your vet. Worms are highly prevalent during spring time, so pay extra attention during spring.
Creative Fluid Solutions, LLC is my son’s oilfield company that the breeding business is run through, so we only have to do one set of books for the government. We operate the business as a dba JJG Frenchies . Our dog breeding license is under the name of JJG Frenchies. We ask that all checks be issued to Creative Fluid Solutions.
I could spend all day on training tips for Frenchies. The one trick I will share is our water gun. We use it when one of the puppies is misbehaving. We use it to get their attention when they aren’t close. It distracts their minds from what they were doing, long enough to hear your command. Of course every now and then, you get a water eater that loves water and you have to try something else.
The main thing is just like your children, repetition, praise and love goes a long ways.
We allow visitations for people to come view the puppies and see if they can bond with one. There are many stories of home invasions with entire litters being stolen and breeders assaulted. So we do ask for advance identification prior to any home visits. This is required of any first time visitors to our kennel.
Also, due to the puppies being susceptible to diseases still at this age, there are some disinfectant protocols we ask you to follow. Other than that, we just ask you to realize that despite our best efforts, sometimes our puppies make a mess just before company gets here and our house may smell.
All visitations are by appointment only and we ask for two hours notice.