Bichon Frises are fairly intelligent. This makes training them relatively easy as long as the right methods are used and there is some consistency. When it comes to potty training, the dogs are intuitively great at personal grooming and hate messes which is something you could take advantage of for more effective training.
Bichons are extremely easy to please. All it takes to make them happy is good food, lots of hugs and plenty of positive verbal affirmation. You could very easily use these tools to your advantage while training the little one. Just give them a “good boy” here or a treat there every time they finish going potty in the right place.
Don’t be too harsh when training a Bichon when and where to go potty. These dogs have very sensitive emotions and do not react well to aggressiveness. Shouting at them or punishing them will only set you back when it comes to training.
Instead, if they start to regress or get stubborn, just exercise patience, and assert your dominance without being too harsh. This will eventually wear them down and they will start to do things the right way especially if the treats are still on offer.
Their natural intuition and intelligence also extends to their love for routine. They work well with schedules which definitely makes potty training easier. Just make sure to establish a strict routine and actually stick to it and the dog will too.
This is what makes training tools like the BLUETREE Potty Training Dog Doorbell very effective when housebreaking a Bichon. The dog will eventually learn the routine and even remind you using the bells when they need to go.