The French bulldog is an amazing pet because it is a bulldog breed but a cuter one, as the French bulldog is not a large dog but a small and adorable one. But you need to take care of the French bulldog so that they can grow up into healthy well-being. The French bulldog is small-sized bulldogs but you will notice that they will growl sometimes and there could be many reasons behind this.
In this guide, we will discuss about why the French bulldog is growling and what reasons can be behind their growling and what remedies can we follow in order to stop their growling. For this, we need to understand the French bulldog properly so that they can live a happy and comfortable life with their owners.
Why is my French bulldog growling?
There are various reasons behind the fact that why the French bulldog growl and it is very important for the owners to know the reasons behind the growling of the French bulldog so that they can understand them properly and also make sure whether their growling is a serious issue or not and some of these reasons are listed as below:
1. Asserting dominance
When the French bulldog is around another dog or some other animal that they do not like it has been seen that they will start growling which means that they are showing their dominance in that area. It is a very common behavior and you do not need to worry until it becomes an aggressive situation.
They are being jealous of another dog so that is why they want to show their dominance so that they can prove themselves better than them.
2. Lack of freedom
Another situation in which you will notice that your French bulldog is growling is when you are taking your French bulldog out in the open for a walk with a leash on them, this will give you control over them, but you will notice that the French bulldog will start growling when they will see other dogs are roaming without the leash and aggressive behavior will be seen in them.
So when they will feel that they are having lack freedom then the French bulldog will start growling, in order to show their aggression and also that they are not happy.
3. Signalizing purpose
The French bulldog signals the other dogs or their owners about various things around especially the negative ones. You will notice when the French bulldog is growing they are trying to signalize their owners about a certain person or a certain situation and mostly the situations or people they try to warn are negative.
So it is the duty of their owners so that they can understand their warnings and react accordingly. Also, you need to know that sometimes this growling signal is also for other dogs too as this is the way of communication for them. So when the French bulldog wants to give a signal or warning about something or some person they will be growling constantly.
4. Behavioral issue
Sometimes growling of the French bulldog can be a behavioral issue and this is a very common issue that will be found in many French bulldogs if they are not trained or controlled properly.
You will notice that the French bulldog will be growling most of the time and that can be because they are aggressive or they are having this as a particular behavior issue. This is commonly seen in the dogs that do not know how to behave properly and also they are not trained and controlled in a proper manner.
The French bulldog lacking all the control qualities will possess as their natural trait and it is very difficult to control such dogs as they will be growling most of the time.
5. Something is wrong
When there are no people or animals around the French bulldog and also the growling is not a usual nature of the French bulldog but they are still growling it means that something is wrong with them and there is nothing you can do.
It also becomes quite difficult for the owners to understand their French bulldog and also you cannot tell the reason as to why exactly the French bulldog is growling without any reason. In such conditions, there may be some problem with the dog itself and you need to take them immediately to the vet so that you can know exactly what is wrong with them.
6. Unsafe place
The French bulldog also growls when they are in an unsafe place and where they do not feel comfortable or where they sense some sort of danger in such places also the French bulldog will start growling in order to warn the owners also and also they will leave that unsafe place while growling and try to run faster away from that place.
This is a common scenario when they sense a threat in a place or when the French bulldog does not feel comfortable in a particular place.
The French bulldog will always growl when they will feel intimidating by some other dog that they come across or maybe some other animal.
This will result in the growling of the French bulldog because they do not like to back off even if they are small in size because dominance is in their blood and they will always show their dominance by growling even if they are intimidated by the other creature.
They will behave in this particular manner, even more, when their owner is beside them because this gives them a sense of security and they will be comfortable growling in such moments.
These are some of the reasons that tell us that why the French bulldog growl and one should know the reasons behind it so that they can figure out a way that how to stop their French bulldog from growling in order to control them in a proper manner and also so that they do not have to face any sort of problem or they do not create any problem for someone else.
Remedies to stop growling of French bulldog
There are also some remedies that are important so that we can stop the growling of the French bulldog and sometimes the growling of the French bulldog is unnecessary and some of these remedies has been listed as below:
- You need to take your French bulldog to the vet when you notice that there is not any such reason for the French bulldog to growl so in such cases you need to take them to the vet so that you can check whether something is wrong with them or not and if something is wrong you can diagnose them on time.
- If the French bulldog is growling a lot when you both are out for a walk then in such a situation you should check and analyze the surroundings and also see whether something is wrong in the surroundings and if they still do not stop growling the best thing to do in such situations is to take the French bulldog out of such area because maybe they are not comfortable and also they might be sensing some sort of danger in that place.
- Also when your French bulldog is growling at night the best thing as an owner you can do is to comfort them and be with them. Try to spend time with them and bring toys for them to play with and also understand why they are growling. As sometimes even just being with the dog and trying to comfort them, can work wonders. They can stop growling when they feel comfortable and stress-free and this usually happens when they are around their owners.
- You also need to understand and communicate with your French bulldog as most of the time they growl because they want to tell you about something and in such situations, healthy communication is a must. Also, you need to treat your French bulldog with respect so that they can protect you in every situation and that can be done when you both will understand each other.
These are some of the remedies that you can try in order to stop your French bulldog from growling and bringing them under control and also in a comfortable position and for this, you need to understand your French bulldog in a proper manner.
The French bulldog is one of the most adorable and affectionate dogs so you need to understand them so that you can know when something is wrong with them or they are not happy.
In such cases when the French bulldog wants to say something or wants to try to tell you something they will start growling and will warn you about something in such cases, it is very important that the owner and the French bulldog can understand each other.
This is only possible if both the owner and the dog will spend time with each other because this will help in improving the bond between both of them and they will understand each other properly.