Matt and Ace have been having problems with their overly aggressive French bulldog. As one of the couple puts it, their dog has been having episodes of hyperactivity which sometimes result to aggressive behavior. But it’s a good thing that Cesar Millan is nearby to give these rocking couple a helping hand.
French bulldogs, like all bulldog breeds are very persistent. At times, it’s hard to get their attention if they are engrossed in something that has attracted their curiosity or excitement. But like all other dogs, these kinds of behaviors can be remedied through proper training.
Specifically, Matt’s and Ace’s problem with their frenchie is that their dog gets overly excited when guests come over. She would jump them and nip at them in her excitement. As severe a problem as it may appear, Cesar’s solution is simple: control.
Control over your French Bulldog when he is excited deal with concepts such as: leadership, superiority over your dog, and your alpha dog status. When these concepts are clear between you and your dog, training becomes quite easy.
In this case, Cesar has already established an authority over dogs just by his posture and body language alone and he uses it to his advantage. The key he says, in this case, is not to remove the dog from the guest (or the guest from the dog) but to teach him how to greet the visitor. Cesar demonstrates how claiming the visitor as your guest makes the dog understand that a guest should not be jumped on or nipped.
Cesar Millan deals with all kinds of dog behavior problems there is. In his book entitled ‘How to Raise the Perfect Dog‘, he discusses all the things you need to know on how you can properly train your pet pooch into becoming the perfect canine companion. This revolutionary book is specially designed so that you, a pet owner, will not have to go through the pains of having a misbehaved dog. With his book, you will be thoroughly guided and taught the important concepts of being a pack leader which is a precursor to other concepts of dog training. Grab a copy now!
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4 thoughts on “Transforming a French Bulldog – Cesar Milan”
This is nothing compared to my frenchie,his hair stands up he attacks my boxer almost daily,I got bit pretty bad tonight,and he also is this aggressive with people.I am at my wits end,tired of the injurys on myself and my dogs.Am looking into surrendering him.I really don’t want to kill him.He is very loving to me..but I am still shaking and it’s been over an hour since the last attack,he just goes into a fit and foams at the mouth..is there no help out there for something like this?
Hi Deborah, most Frenchies think that the world revolves around them. That’s why it is important that you as a owner need to show that you are the Alpha or the Boss. If you do not show this on a daily basis the dog will indeed get out of control and will not show any respect to other dogs around him. Your dog’s impulse control needs to be controlled and the only way to solve this is through dog training.
Now it is easier said than done but the first thing you need to have is lots of patience and be consistent.
To start it is important that your dog can react to its name. Say his name and then give him a dog treat immediately when he reacts or comes toward you. Repeat this many times. Try this in your home first and then take him outside and do the same thing.
Then i would suggest clicker training which can solve the aggressive behaviour of your Frenchie.
Most dogs love this kind of training. You can see how it is done here: http://youtu.be/_wv1uvvqaSw
This method of training can definitely teach your dog not to be aggressive anymore. Good luck! Marcus
Marcus, my french bulldog gets even more angry at the sound of a clicker. I’m having aggression issues with my french bulldog, have tried professional training. Nothing is working.
Hi Jennifer, My advice is to take your time. Training with a clicker is a dog training method based upon the Operant Conditioning theory and it has to be done with a lot of patience. All dog breeds can be a challenge to train, with certain breeds like French Bulldogs being a little more difficult than others. However, no matter which type of dog you may own and are trying to train, you will find using a clicker as part of the training to be a huge help if you have patience and time. Here is a YouTube video how someone else has been training his Frenchie with a clicker. Maybe it can inspire you to start over. Good Luck!