Bichon Frises are classically white dogs though they might have few small patches of cream, apricot or a bit of white fur around their facial areas. They are one of the smart, playful and intelligent dogs that love the human companionship. For successful bichon frise training, you need to have some knowledge of her nature and temperament. The most important part of bichon frise training is potty training which can be also easily accomplished with the use of crates.
For crate training, you need to bring your home a crate of suitable size where your bichon frise could move comfortably. Put a towel, an old rug or a small blanket for her comfort and confine her in that crate by praising and giving some treats. Don’t force her to go in the crate. Instead put her food inside the crate so that she herself goes there and feel comfortable.
You should place the crate at appropriate place where she doesn’t find herself alone. You should make her feel that crate is a reward for her and not a punishment. Put some treats and her favorite toys inside the crate so that she enjoys staying in the crate and feel it as her den.
The idea behind using crate is to prevent her from doing her potty there. As she regards it as her den, she won’t mess up in that area and will try to come out from it for eliminating purposes. If she is unable to come out, then she will howl, cry or whine. Quickly take her outside, let her finish her business and put her inside the crate again.
If you see her whining at unusual times with the intention of coming out, then just ignore her. It will make her feel that it is useless to cry or whine. She will soon stop whining seeing that you are not paying any attention at all. As this becomes the routine, she develops it as a habit and you can easily accomplished potty training your bichon frise.
The crate is not only useful for potty training but it also helps in overall process of bichon frise training. The crate provides security to them. So, when you go away from your home for a long tour leaving your bichon frise at home, they won’t feel uncomfortable and can wait for you patiently, staying inside her crate.