When Do French Bulldogs Calm Down?

By Coty Perry

French Bulldogs calm down around two to three years of age. However, they still may act hyper until they reach four to five years of age.

French Bulldogs are an exciting, playful, and energetic dog breed. It is a common misconception that French Bulldogs do not need as much exercise as other breeds, making many believe they are not active. This concept is far from true. 

As French Bulldogs are often considered to be hyperactive, especially when puppies are puppies. Generally, French Bulldogs calm down somewhere between two and three years old. It can take until your pup is four or five years old for hyperactivity to dissipate. While this news might be tough to take, a hyperactive French Bulldog means you have a healthy pup. 

Some common signs of hyperactive French Bulldogs are:

  • Running around very fast (the zoomies)
  • Digging or pawing at the ground
  • Excessive jumping
  • Loud barking
  • Playing rough
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Having a short attention span. 

You need to provide outlets for your Frenchie to let out this energy in a healthy way. 

To calm your French Bulldog, there are a few things you can do to help.

Encourage Calm Behavior 

You can encourage calm behavior by offering your Frenchie a reward when they act calm. If you only provide treats as a reward for a calm demeanor, your pup will begin to realize that you like it when they are relaxed. 

Your French Bulldog will eventually start acting calm daily as a motive to receive treats. To help encourage calm behavior, you can also display calm behavior in yourself, so your French Bulldog reflects on your demeanor.

Play With Your Pup

French Bulldogs love companionship and playing with their owner. They typically enjoy being the center of attention. 

If your French Bulldog is lacking attention or feels bored, they will begin to act out and become hyperactive to occupy themselves. This is your pup’s way of getting you to notice them. The more you play with your Frenchie, the less hyperactive they will behave.

Feed a Proper Diet to Your Frenchie

If your French Bulldog is not getting the proper nutrients, they are more likely to display hyperactive behavior. Your French bulldog should eat a diet consisting of high-quality animal protein from meat, poultry, and fish or a balanced raw diet.

It is essential to feed your pup a proper diet to ensure they are getting healthy nourishment, which will help prevent hyperactivity. Your Frenchie might develop more hyperactive or aggressive behavior if they are poorly fed.

Supplement Calming Aids 

If you’ve tried a variety of options and you still can’t get your Frenchie to calm down, soothing aids are another option.

There are a number of options that contain all natural and organic herbs that are safe for French Bulldogs.

Final Thoughts

Since French Bulldogs are such an energetic breed, they commonly display hyper behaviors like running, jumping, chewing, and excessive barking. 

You can help calm your Frenchie down by feeding them quality food, ensuring they get enough exercise and playtime, and encouraging calm behavior. 

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Coty Perry
Coty is a self-proclaimed cat whisperer and animal lover. Growing up his mom ran a dog training business out of his childhood home so you can say it was complete chaos 24/7. Today, when he comes home after a long day of writing about animals, he’s greeted by his two loving cats Marley and Cozmo.