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We just brought home an 8wk old french bulldog. First time we have had a puppy this young and she has no training as its expected at her age. What advice can you give to begin training with her?

When she pees it looks like she is sitting on her tail. When she poops we have noticed her butt bulge out.
 

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Have you taken her to the vet? In a lot of natural bob/screw tailed dogs, the gene that makes them have a short tail can also affect other structures in that area. On the other hand, it could just be a bit of weakness in the perineal area simply because she's a baby.

As far as training goes, basic house training 101 is take her out after she wakes up, after she eats, after she takes a long slurp of water, after she's been play for a while, and every twenty minutes or so just because. If you can't be right on top of her, watching her like a hawk, then she needs to be crated or otherwise confined.

For socialization, think of it more like sightseeing. She needs to see the world from a safe place, not meet and interact with every person and dog she sees. Sitting in the car at a shopping center or the like, watching the world go by, and getting rewarded for being quiet is a good option.

As far as manners and obedience, I recommend checking out the Kikipup videos on YouTube. Dog Training by Kikopup Also, teaching her to accept handling and grooming procedures is a good idea. Deb Jones' Cooperative care videos are a good resource. Cooperative Care with Deb Jones

If you are interested in a paid resource, then there is a really good online puppy class that is available as self study from the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Fenzi Dog Sports Academy - FE115: Baby Genius
 

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Have you taken her to the vet? In a lot of natural bob/screw tailed dogs, the gene that makes them have a short tail can also affect other structures in that area. On the other hand, it could just be a bit of weakness in the perineal area simply because she's a baby.

As far as training goes, basic house training 101 is take her out after she wakes up, after she eats, after she takes a long slurp of water, after she's been play for a while, and every twenty minutes or so just because. If you can't be right on top of her, watching her like a hawk, then she needs to be crated or otherwise confined.

For socialization, think of it more like sightseeing. She needs to see the world from a safe place, not meet and interact with every person and dog she sees. Sitting in the car at a shopping center or the like, watching the world go by, and getting rewarded for being quiet is a good option.

As far as manners and obedience, I recommend checking out the Kikipup videos on YouTube. Dog Training by Kikopup Also, teaching her to accept handling and grooming procedures is a good idea. Deb Jones' Cooperative care videos are a good resource. Cooperative Care with Deb Jones

If you are interested in a paid resource, then there is a really good online puppy class that is available as self study from the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Fenzi Dog Sports Academy - FE115: Baby Genius
I haven't started taking her outside yet because breeder said not to till she gets all her shots. Says she can catch parasites from wildlife if they use the bathroom. In our backyard. We have a fenced in backyard but do have moles who wonder around.

I've also read to give treats to praise when doing something good. Her teeth are still so little I worry she will choke. She has been on dry food for three weeks and still getting use to that. Just don't want to push too much on her. Our other frenchie was 13wks when we got him. So getting treats he was use to.

So far when she pees on floor I wipe it up with a puppy pad and show her. Only because breeder said not to let her outside yet.

Tomorrow she has her first vet appt with us. Then Wednesday she will go to the office with me while I do payroll. Thursday she will see her GiGi so I can help my dad for a little while. All short trips. Then we can relax for the weekend. Socialism is a big thing for me because we had a dog once who we never introduced to people and when it was time to go to the vet he was not a happy camper. Vet had to mussel him every time and he wont but 7lbs. Small chihuahua.
 
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