You probably spent ages finding French bulldog for sale the bulldog puppy of your dreams…and the big day comes when you can take him home, without an instruction manual! But just follow a few simple guidelines and you will be fine. The first night is usually hard on the bulldog puppy. He may cry all night and you can’t really blame him. He is in a new environment without his mother.
When you bring your bulldog puppy home try and bring home a toy or towel that smells like his mom. This will go a long way in calming him down. Try not to run to him every time he cries…if so, you might be doing this for a long time. Pet him occasionally if you need to. Putting a sheet or cover over your puppy’s sleeping area will also help him in getting used to bed time.
Bulldog puppies are as mischievous as all other breeds so expect that they’ll get into everything. Puppy proof your house by putting away hazardous items like harmful plants, rocks, marbles or any other item that can hurt your puppy. You will scold your bulldog puppy like you would a child. With a firm “no” and then by showing him correct behavior. If he is chewing on a shoe instead of a toy…tell him “no” and replace the shoe with the toy. Praise him then for chewing the toy. Reward good behavior. Do not hit or spank…treats and positive reinforcement works much better.
Feed your bulldog puppy a dry food that is specifically for puppies. It is usually best to find out what food your puppy has been eating and continue from there. Adult food will be too hard for your puppy to tolerate. You will want to feed your puppy 2-3 times per day. Most puppies will eat in about 15 minutes. You can remove the food after that until the next time. Once your puppy is about 4 months old you can shorten feedings to twice per day.
Use this time where your puppy is missing his other family to form a special bond between the two of you. This can very quickly be a loving, happy situation for you AND for you bulldog puppy!