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How to Raise and Train Puppies

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For dog lovers, nothing is more heartwarming than the idea of a well-bred, well-raised puppy. Here at Texas Hilltop Bullies and Frenchies, we believe that the journey of a pup starts way before it finds its way to your loving home. Our commitment to raising and training puppies is built upon the principles of love, care, and consistency. This blog post will walk you through the meticulous process of how we nurture our adorable Bullies and Frenchies from birth until they’re ready to become part of your family.

Birth to 8 Weeks

The first eight weeks of a puppy’s life are crucial. During this time, we focus primarily on health, nutrition, and early socialization. From the moment they are born, our puppies receive round-the-clock care. Newborn puppies require a consistent feeding schedule, and we ensure that they’re well-fed and growing at the right pace.

Early socialization starts from the moment they open their eyes and begin to explore the world. We expose our puppies to various sounds, smells, and gentle human contact, which contributes to their development into well-adjusted adults.

Regular health checks are a priority. We work with our trusted veterinary partners to ensure our puppies receive appropriate vaccinations and necessary medical care.

8 Weeks to 4 Months

As our puppies grow, so does their curiosity and need for training. By 8 weeks, our puppies are ready to start house training. We use positive reinforcement techniques to guide them on where to ‘do their business’, laying the foundation for future potty training success.

In addition to house training, basic command training commences during this stage. Simple commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘come’ are introduced. This early training doesn’t just teach good manners, but it also aids in mental stimulation and establishes a communication pathway between human and pup.

4 Months and Beyond

By the time our puppies reach four months, they’re becoming more independent and are ready to take on advanced training and socialization. We introduce them to different people and other dogs, helping them learn to interact positively. We also familiarize them with various environments to ensure they’ll feel confident and comfortable in their new homes.

We continue to build on the basic command training, adding new commands and tricks to their repertoire. Our goal is to prepare each pup to be well-behaved and responsive to their potential families.

A Loving Start

Every step we take at Texas Hilltop Bullies and Frenchies is filled with love and care. We understand that we’re not just raising puppies; we’re nurturing future family members. As breeders, we have the first-hand privilege of seeing these puppies take their first steps, hearing their first barks, and witnessing their personalities unfold. Every wagging tail and playful nip underscores our mission to provide them with the best start to life.

In conclusion, our dedication to raising well-adjusted, healthy puppies goes beyond breeding. It’s about ensuring that when a puppy leaves Texas Hilltop Bullies and Frenchies, it carries with it the best traits of its breed and the promise of many years of companionship for its new family. Each puppy is raised with love and is ready to share that love with its forever home.