Bichon Frises are white, small, fluffy energetic dogs with a curly coat a plumed tail carried over their back. These fun, intelligent, playful dogs do best in homes where someone is around most of the time. Although this breed normally requires moderate exercise, some Bichon Frises are just naturally very high energy. All dogs need basic obedience training but a high-energy dog, Bichon Frise included, requires more advanced obedience training so you have control over your pet. Bichon Frise that are easily excited and high energy often overreact when their owner comes home or visitors drop in so obedience commands such as down, sit, and stay are important for curbing this behavior quickly. Regular exercise and mental stimulation are also necessary because running around the house is not enough exercise or stimulation. Hyperactive, over-excitable, or high-energy Bichon Frises that receive insufficient exercise often destroy property such as shoes or furniture.
Walking is a great exercise for your high energy Bichon Frise. It helps your pet get rid of some of his energy, smell and see some interesting sights, and spend time with his owner. Two or three brisk walks daily burns off some of your Bichon Frises abundance of energy, help their respiratory and circulatory system, and keep them toned. Dogs with enough exercise not only sleep better but also get into less trouble because of boredom. The trick to living with a high energy Bichon Frise is to channel this into interesting, entertaining activities. For people that are out of the house a lot, hire a dog sitter to come in at some point during the day, take your dog for a walk, and play with him to burn off some of his pent up energy.
Although a brisk walk a few times daily is enough exercise for some Bichon Frise with a lot of energy, you do not have to limit exercise to walking only. Spend some time each day playing games of hide and seek or tag. An energetic game of fetch is a wonderful workout and energy burner for both you and your Bichon Frise. Remember that your dog does best with a daily routine so try to keep your pets exercise schedule as routine as possible. Be very careful your Bichon Frise does not overheat or become too fatigued and always has plenty of fresh water available. Exercise should be a fun, interesting experience for your pet.
High energy Bichon Frises like the mental challenge of learning new tricks and skills. Teach your dog some cute tricks such as dancing, rolling over, or waving and then let him show off for your friends, as they love attention. Using items you have available, create an obstacle course for your high energy Bichon Frise. Teach your pet to do such things as to go around a box, across a board, under a chair, and through a hoop and then back. Both mental and physical exercise is necessary for your high energy Bichon Frise.