07-28-2014, 07:42 PM
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Need help with new 12 week old Frenchie puppy
I recently got a French bulldog puppy. He just turned 12 weeks and his first week home has been extremely stressful (mostly for me).
When I picked up Pierre, I inquired about the feeding schedule they had him on. I was told 7,1 and 6, so I tried to maintain this consistency throughout the week. In the first three days I kept a journal of his activity (playtime, feeding, bladder/bowel, etc.) After three days of this everything changed, and sadly to say, his schedule has also (to some degree not all). I've done my best to maintain consistency.
So far, I've enjoyed his companionship for about 8 - 9 days now, but his behavior has changed. He's not completely housebroken, but in the first 3 days he was defaulting to approved spots during times I could tell he would eliminate. Now I can't tell when he goes or where, even when his feeding time hasn't changed. Any ideas? Suggestions? (esp. from other Frenchie owners?) I'm beginning to learn that from 12-16 weeks puppies learn to control their bowels better so this may contribute to the issue...still unsure.
I am also, a new puppy owner and this is my first puppy. Thanks