French Bulldog Exercise needs

French Bulldog Exercise Needs

First, we need to make one thing clear. Every dog needs some exercise! How much exercise- that depends on the breed, dog’s temper and individual energy level. Some breeds need a serious training in order to stay in shape or be able to serve their specific purpose and other dogs need just a daily walk. It is important to emphasize that all dogs have a natural instinct for walking and they will always enjoy it.

French Bulldog Exercise Needs

It will not only satisfy his natural migrating instinct, but also allow him to spend some quality time with his owner. So, daily walk is a must for any dog! It is not only good for his physical health and shape, but also for maintaining the owner’s authority over the dog. Because the man is holding the leash and the dog usually walks behind him, that way the dog learns that human is the leader and by taking him for a regular walk, you keep his mind balanced about that issue..

Brachycephalic Breed

Now let us get to French Bulldogs. Since Frenchies are a brachycephalic breed, which means they have a flat face and a short nose, they may have trouble regulating their body temperature effectively. Hot and humid weather is a problem for all canines, but for Frenchies it can be life threatening. They must always be protected from temperature extremes and have access to fresh water and shade. If you think it might be too hot outside for a longer walk or playing with your canine friend, it is always safe to do it early in the morning or when the Sun sets..

Since some dogs are full of energy or simply in a great mood for playing and they do not know when to stop on their own, you have to do it for them! Some veterinarians advise that you don’t even walk your Frenchie when the temperature outside is over 70 degrees in Fahrenheit (roughly 21 in a Celsius scale). It is also recommendable that you keep your dog in an air conditioned room during hot weather..

Extreme Heat

If for some reason your dog is exposed to extreme heat and he has trouble cooling down, the first signs are increased panting and foamy saliva. That means the dog is getting too hot and too stressed. In that case you should immediately put the poor little guy in cool water with a fan running until his body has a chance to cool down..

Are French Bulldogs easy to train?

Although they’re people oriented and eager to please, French Bulldogs tend to have a stubborn streak. With enough training they can make for a wonderful family pet. They are known to be very easy to train once you overcome the stubbornness. As with most dogs, varied rewards and consistent training from puppyhood and all through adulthood will help them integrate well into every situation they find themselves in!.

What are a French Bulldogs daily requirements for exercise?

The daily exercise requirements for the French Bulldog can be summed up as not a lot but enough to keep them healthy. Younger dogs will be more active and as they get older they tend to want to do less..

French Bulldog walking distance

Make sure exercise is fun and not stressful for your French Bulldog as they will be more eager to do it..

Take your French Bulldog for short relaxed paced walks on a daily basis. Ten to fifteen minutes or a casual stroll around the block should be more than enough..

Avoid strenuous activity when the weather is hot or humid. This can cause them to overheat or have labored breathing. Ideally, plan their daily walks at a time of the day when the temperature is coolest to avoid any complications. Read “Over exercised dog symptoms” to learn about the signs and symptoms to be aware of to prevent overheating or even heat stroke or exhaustion..

It is best to exercise them before meals. French Bulldogs tend to become drowsy and prefer to just lay around when they are full. Daily walks will also provide an opportunity for mental stimulation from absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells.

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