Bichon Frise Dogs would be considered by most people to be “high maintenance”. This means that a lot of care should be given in order to maintain the stature of these adorable little dogs. So how do you care for your charming and intelligent new friend? Caring for and training your Bichon Frise can be quite a bit of work. However, with patience, your efforts will be rewarded.
Let us first talk about the coat. This is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of Bichon Frise dogs. Their coats can be solid white or white with apricot, cream or gray markings. With their extraordinary coats, they also make outstanding show dogs. . Their curly coat needs regular brushing and clipping to keep it free of mats, because mats can form easily and quickly without brushing. A bath is needed at least once a month. The coat doesn’t shed and is one of the best breeds for allergy sufferers. However, human sensitivity to dog fur and dander varies considerably. Besides the coat, you should also take care of the nails and teeth of Bichon Frise dogs. In case you do not know what to do by yourself, you might want to hire some professional dog grooming services to do the job for you.
Another aspect that you should concentrate on is the training. Remember to train your Bichon Frise dogs as early as possible in order to establish the basics of proper behavior. And, be consistent with your teaching. Do not use different commands in order to get the same response as this will only serve to confuse your Bichon Frise dogs. If you need help with the training of your dog, there are some resources available to help you. You can always go to your library and take out some dog training books. There are also different programs available that deal with training dogs.
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