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Since French Bulldogs are top heavy, their back legs will not develop as much muscle as their front. This type of breed are prone to developing joint problems. Excessive jumping or jumping too high and too often may cause joint problems and spinal injuries. All it takes is one hard jump for your Frenchie to get injured.
Be sure not to let your Frenchie jump off of tall surfaces such as couches, sofas, beds, chairs, out of the car, etc. Flat living should be practiced especially until 14 months of age.
These precautions are necessary because the puppy’s growth plates are not closed until 12 months of age. Jumping on open growth plates may cause damage in the long term. Unlike adult dogs, puppies do not have as much muscles to cushion the impact of their jumps. Therefore it is important to limit their jumping to prevent injury.
How to Stop Your Frenchie from Jumping
You need to consistently correct and redirect your Frenchie’s behavior. You can redirect their behavior with word cues or toys. To make training easier you need to be: