How to Train Your Puppy to Walk on a Leash 🐶

How to Train Your Puppy to Walk on a Leash 🐶

You just brought home your new puppy and find out from the vet that your dog can’t go outside for a walk, to the pet store, or on playdates etc. until they have all of their vaccinations. Which is roughly when they are 14-16 weeks old. It is SO hard not to show off your new addition to the world but even harder because you need to start training your dog to walk on a leash. If your dog has to wait to enjoy the outdoors until their vaccinations are finished then how are you going to train them to walk on a leash so late in the game?
( @sdbullies )
We recommend training your new puppy right away in the comforts and safety of your home! Our tip is to get your dog used to wearing a harness right away. I would always give my dog a treat when it was time to put the harness on. When they saw the harness coming, they knew something good came of it. Once we were able to go outside for a real walk I no longer had to bust out the treats because the walk was the reward!
( Monty from Bowburn)
When you and your pup are ready to start training, attach the leash to your harness and do a few laps around your home every day, teaching your dog how to sit and heel in the process. This will get your dog into a good routine and in doing so, when you are finally free to go outside, your dog will already be a pro!
Most people want to wait until their new addition is fully grown before purchasing a harness or collar. It might cost you to purchase a new harness when they grow out of a size but it’s worth it to get them accustomed quickly and early on. Who knows, you might (will) get another dog who can utilize the harnesses next! If you don’t need them, you can always donate them to the nearest animal shelter, they would appreciate it greatly!
We sell small duo reversible harnesses for our pint-sized cuties and they will typically last them until they are 4-6 months old (depending on the dog). No need to wait until they are fully grown, go ahead and spoil your new family member and give them the gift of Frenchie Bulldog!
San Francisco with Enzo

San Francisco with Enzo

If you ever get to San Francisco and meet @vincenzopepito , you are one lucky pup! This one and his momma know their city! Follow our adventures with Enzo (@vincenzopeptio) and Leo (@frenchieleo). 

The Golden Gate Park - Modeled after New York City’s Central Park, Golden Gate Park largest man-made park in the world — at 1,017 acres and over 3 miles (50 blocks) long by 1/2 mile wide.

Some greats spots for photos here! @vincenzopepito (left) and @frenchieleo (right)

Attractions in the park:  Museums, gardens, lakes, a carousel, buffalo (yes really), dog parks, fly fishing, model boat sailing, lawn bowling, Polo grounds, The Dutch Windmill, and The Japanese Tea Garden. 


A little thirsty... He cracks me up, Enzo is such a character! :)


Frenchie Meet Up - There are so many frenchies in the SF area, you'll be sure to meet some new friends!

Here at our Frenchie Meetup we got to meet some awesome dogs and their humans. #FrenchOnABench


Bromance - Northern California is filled with dog-friendly places to eat and drink. You'll find that most every restaurant with outdoor seating will welcome you AND your pup to dine on the patio.

Leo (left) and Enzo (right) shared a delicious grass-fed burger on the patio at one of Palo Alto's dog-friendly spots. 



Comment below if you have any tips or great spots to check out in the S.F. area!

September 08, 2016 — Bridget Daly
Summer in San Francisco  - Lily and Porter

Summer in San Francisco - Lily and Porter

We had such a blast in San Fransisco with our long time friendchies Lily and Porter!

Heres some snaps from our adventures with them:

Porter (left), Lily (center), Leo (right)


MOUNT DAVIDSON - the highest natural point in San Francisco



July 27, 2016 — Bridget Daly

Back To The Future

Back to the Future Harness, Collar, Leash

Dear Frenchie: Adorable Advice From French Bulldogs - Dec. 2 2014

"Omelette" a cute short film by Madeline Sharafian

Saturday at the Park

San Fransisco with Mika