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How to Potty Train Your French Bulldog

Updated: Jul 10

If you're reading this, chances are you've recently welcomed a French Bulldog into your home. Congratulations! You're now the proud parent of a breed known for its charm, wit, and...well, stubbornness. But don't worry, we've got you covered. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of potty training your French Bulldog with a dash of humor. So, grab your poop bags, put on your most forgiving pair of shoes, and let's dive in!

Understand Your Frenchie

The Stubborn Streak

  • French Bulldogs are known for their stubbornness. They can be real little Napoleon Bonaparte when they want to be. But remember, you're the pack leader here.

  • Consistency is key. Don't give in to those puppy dog eyes when they refuse to go potty outside. Stick to your guns, and your Frenchie will eventually get the message.

The Need for Regular Breaks

  • French Bulldogs have small bladders. This means they need to go more often than other breeds. So, be prepared for frequent bathroom breaks.

  • Puppies especially need to go often - usually every 2-3 hours. That's right, even at night. So, say goodbye to uninterrupted sleep for a while.

Potty Training Steps

Step 1: Establish a Routine

  • Dogs thrive on routine. Set specific times for meals, playtime, and potty breaks. Your Frenchie will soon start to associate these times with their corresponding activities.

  • Remember, after every meal, nap, or play session, it's time for a potty break!

Step 2: Choose a Potty Spot

  • Choose a specific spot outside for your Frenchie to do their business. This will help them understand where it's acceptable to go.

  • Whenever it's potty time, lead them to this spot. And yes, this means even in the rain, snow, or zombie apocalypse.

Step 3: Use a Cue Word or Phrase

  • Choose a cue word or phrase like "go potty" to signal to your Frenchie that it's time to go.

  • Use this phrase every time they're about to go, and they'll soon start to associate it with the act.

Step 4: Reward Success

  • When your Frenchie successfully goes potty outside, throw a mini party! Give them treats, praise, or playtime. This will reinforce positive behavior.

  • On the flip side, if they have an accident indoors, don't scold or punish them. Instead, calmly clean it up and continue with the training.

  • These are healthy treats that will help with the process: Soft Puppy Bites


In conclusion, potty training your French Bulldog may feel like you're trying to conquer a small, furry, stubborn France. But with patience, consistency, and a good sense of humor, you'll soon have a house-trained Frenchie. And remember, every little success is a step closer to a poop-free living room! With dedication and love, you and your new companion will build a strong bond that will last a lifetime. Happy training! Learn more about how you can be the best French Bulldog owner you can be with our blogs: Northcalfrenchies Blogs

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