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Old 01-19-2019, 09:42 PM
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My Frenchie acts like sheís abused

Hi Iíve had my Frenchie sense she was a puppy so I know she has been NOTHING but spoiled her entire life but she acts so sensitive. She will put her ears back when I come up to her roll over to her stomach and just often look sad . Now my girlfriend got a Frenchie also and they have been together now for 8 months and seem to love each other her Frenchie is 1 now and much more playful and crazy my girl is 2 1/2 is super mellow and would sleep all day if givin the opportunity. Any thoughts ?

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Old 01-21-2019, 06:19 AM
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Hi Randy. Glad to hear that your Frenchie is spoilt and loved.
It's important to know that your Dog has its own personality. With that comes different traits, emotions and quirks. Similar to humans.
If you don't mind. May I ask a few questions?
Firstly. Is your Frenchie eating well? If not, there may be an underlying issue.
Secondly. Are you exercising He/She regularly?
Some Dogs may even become depressed when surrounded by mundane conditions. Much like humans would.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:47 PM
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Belly rolls?

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. She will put her ears back when I come up to her roll over to her stomach and just often look sad.
You mention that you are rolling your dog on her stomach. Are you doing this to pet her belly or give her a nice massage?

Or are you perhaps using this method in some part of your training as a discipline thing?

Hopefully you are only rolling her over to give her affection, and not as discipline. But I ask bc some famous TV trainers and others demonstrate doing this to "correct" a dog or get it to "submit." Yikes! Great way to intimidate a dog and get bit--- and lose trust with a dog.

Anyway, just wanted to ask just to make sure this wasn't happening bc I would hate for you to be unknowingly sending your dog the wrong message. I am definitely not implying you are doing this as a negative thing, more just double checking to try to help you figure out what's going on with your sluggish doggie.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:58 PM
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Hi again. If you think your frenchie is acting low energy or sluggish or not bonded enough to you here are some things you can do to increase your bond with your dog and get her up and out if you suspect she is depressed/ low energy or blah. I mention this bc you say she just seems to want to lay around and you seem to think she should have more energy like your girlfriend's dog.

Before I list them I should mention that if you truly are worried about your dog's energy level then run her by a vet to make sure she is physically doing well.

I just sent part of this to someone else posting about their dog, so some of this is a repeat on this forum.
Here goes:

Maybe your dog needs to do more fun things with you to get his spirits back up?

What can you do to restore your relationship with your beloved doggie?

Here's some of my suggestions that may help:

1) Feed your dog his meals right next to you. Sit with him or have him eat his dinner while you guys eat yours. Eating is a bonding thing in my opinion.

2) Take him on relaxing walks. Let him sniff anything he likes, let him take his time.
Reward him with treats when he "checks in" or looks at you.

3) Sit down outside your house (or at a shopping center or park) and watch the world go by together. Talk to him when you are out. Bring yummy treats!

4) Massage! I give my dogs lots and lots of relaxing massage. Not normal petting, but massage and scratchies. You can put on relaxing music, too. Or look up T-Touch. This will increase bonding with your dog. (And it will relax you too!!)

5)If the treats you are giving him aren't working, try UPPING THE VALUE. That means instead of giving dry Milkbones or biscuits, give him small steak bites or homemade chicken bites, or real cheese or small bits of hot dog or deli meat. See what he looooooves and use that for a while.

6)Try some food puzzle games. My dogs love these.

7) Do lots of fun trick training with your dog. Make it super exciting and fun and when he gets a trick right be super happy for him. Show him how proud you are of him. Dogs love this. And they love to learn and earn praise and treats.

8) Go for a car ride if he likes that. Mine love it!! Roll the windows down a bit and let your dog smell the fresh air.

9) Take him to a pet store to sniff around. Again, this is a lot of fun for my dogs. Dogs looove to sniff all the cool smells there. Bring treats and reward him for all good behavior.

10) If he sleeps in a crate in another room, maybe move his crate next to your bed so y'all can be closer.
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