Teacup Puppies For Sale

Free Puppy Contest

Puppy Payment Plans

Teacup Yorkie Puppies

Teacup Morkie Puppies

Teacup Maltese Puppies

Teacup Chihuahua Puppies

Mixed Breed Puppies

Famous Customers

Customer Testimonies

Donate Your Car For Kids

Dog Breed Information

Crate Training Puppy 

Puppy Crate Training Commands 

Rules For Puppy Crate Training

How To Select Your Dog Crate

Puppy Toilet Training

Puppy Biting Training

Crate Training Your Puppy  

Training a Puppy

Maltese Information

Poodle Information

Everything About Puppies and Dogs

Information About All Dog Breeds

Yorkie Shopping List

Top 10 Things You Need For Your Yorkie Puppy

Yorkie Proofing Your Home

How To Let Your Kids and New Yorkie Puppy Play

What To Do If Your Yorkie Is Crying

Naming Your New Yorkie Puppy

What To Do If Your Yorkie Is Teething

Preventing Yorkie Puppy Allergies

Yorkie Vet Visits and Vaccinations

Traveling With Your Yorkie

Top 10 Yorkie Housebreaking Mistakes 

Bathing Your Yorkie 

How To Housebreak a Yorkie 

Yorkie Schedule For Housebreaking

How To Clean Your Yorkies Teeth 

Foods Poisonous To Your Yorkie 

How To Feed Your Yorkie 

Quality Yorkie Diet 

Yorkies First Vet Visit

Bathing and Grooming your Yorkie Puppy

Feeding your Yorkie Puppy

Is Your Dog Digging in the Garbage?

Is Your Dog Howling or Barking?

Top 10 Pet Insurance Companies

More Dog Breed Information

German Shepherd Information

Golden Retriever Information

Labrador Information

Boxer Information

Dachshund Information

Teacup Poodle Information

Doberman Information

Beagle Information

Miniature Schnauzer Information

English Bulldog Information

Shih Tzu Information

Pug Information

Boston Terrier Information

Poodle Information

Chihuahua Information

Bulldog Information

Shetland Sheepdog Information

Pomeranian Information

Rottweiler Information

Maltipoo Information

Cocker Spaniel Information

Chiweenie Information

Maltitzu Information

Great Dane Information

Maltinese Information

Papillon Information

Basset Hound Information

French Bulldog Information

Cavalier King Charles Information

Miniature Pinscher Information

American Eskimo Information

Australian Shepherd Information

Siberian Husky Information

Maltipom Information

Akita Information

Welsh Corgi Information

Maltichi Information

Privacy Policy

 

 

How To Housebreak a Yorkie

Yorkies like any other breed of dogs can be difficult to housebreak if you don't follow some simple rules. Shockingly, housebreaking is a #1 reason why a dog ends up in a shelter. If you think you’ve tried everything and your dog is still eliminating in the house, you are not alone, housebreaking a Yorkie is the most common problem Yorkie owners face.

After getting my 3 months old Yorkie Sofia, it took me 2 months to housebreak her. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. Nothing seemed to work. To my full surprise, it took me only two weeks to train Sofia after I finally learned my mistakes. By that time, all of my carpets and rugs where ruined.

It turns out the secret to a successful housebreaking is a consistency and a lot of patience. Sounds simple? It really is. You just need the right techniques.

The Basics: Yorkies generally like clean space and will not mess the area that they sleep, play and eat in. Since dogs have a natural instinct not to eliminate in the confined area, a lot of Yorkie owners use it for crate training. The main idea is to keep your dog from having accidents in the house. Each accident is a setback. Do not let your dog run around the house until fully housebroken. Most accidents happen by allowing too much freedom too soon.



How long does it take to housebreak a Yorkie Puppy?

It might take you anywhere from 2 weeks to few months. It all depends how committed you are and how much time a day you can spend on training. The following techniques will work only if you can devote 2-3 hours a day.

Housebreaking Tips

Create a confined area: Start by creating a confined area for your puppy. It could be a crate or a play pen. Most people use a crate. Crate should be large enough for your puppy to stand up and turn around. Put a soft blanket or a towel inside of the crate to create a bed. Alternatively, if you are using a play pen, adjust the size and put some kind of blanket at the bottom. I used a pink baby blanket and a lot of toys to create a fun and cozy place for Sofia during her “alone time”. I used a play pen during the day and crate at night.

Consistent Schedule: Put together a schedule and stick to it. This is very important. You puppy needs to know what to expect. Without a regular schedule for feeding, walking and sleeping the training will take much longer. Try to follow the same routine during the weekdays and on the weekends. Schedule is important because, if your puppy goes to bed at the same time and gets his meals at the same time, he should get the need to eliminate around the same time every day. When I was training my Yorkie Sofia, I would take her outside after she wakes up, before going to bed, after each meal, and after each nap during the day. I would say about 8 walks a day.

For the first few days, I was just trying to learn when she needs to go, but then it was easy. In the morning, after waking up Sofia had to go potty right away. I would have to carry her outside because she just couldn’t hold it. As soon as I put her down on the floor for one second, she would instantly start peeing. You should have seen me trying to get dressed, put my shoes on, put the harness on Sofia, get the leash, bags, treats, and keys with one hand while holding her in another. It was very funny.

Tip: Puppies eliminate more frequently when they get excited from playing.

Walking Outside: When outside, just pick a spot and take your puppy to the same spot every day. It should be a quite place with not cars or people walking around, otherwise your puppy will get too distracted. Don’t run or play with him. Just take him to that spot and use a key word “go”. You can select your own phrase. It might take 20 minutes of standing and waiting for your Yorkie to potty. Play a game on your phone or read a newspaper. Don’t forget to give him immediate praise after he is done. While giving your puppy a treat, say something like “Good boy!” acknowledging with the tone of your voice that you are very pleased. This is important, because you not always going to have a treat in your hand, but your puppy still needs to known somehow he did a great job. So when you are praising him, always use the same key words with the same tone of your voice.

Tip: Give your puppy a special kind of treat that he only gets when he goes potty. Sofia’s favorite treat was a soft treat that looked like bacon strips.

In the crate: Your puppy should be in the crate during night, while you are cooking and cleaning and can’t supervise him. Be prepared for your puppy to cry first few days you put it in the crate. Do not pay any attention. Give him a few toys. Keep in mind, puppies have little bowel or bladder control. The younger the puppy the more often it needs to go potty. 1 month old puppy can hold it only of about 1 hour, 2 months old puppy can only hold it for about 2 hours and so on. Make sure to give your puppy plenty of opportunity to eliminate during the day.

What Not to Do: Do not give food or water to your dog while in the crate. Do not use a crate as a punishment. Do not punish your puppy for accidents, because it is really your fault not his. Never hit or push dog’s face into the mess.

 

We will be posting more articles and information about puppies and other cool stuff real soon!

If you haven't already be sure to register for our FREE Puppy Contest Here

 

How Did You Find This Page? Below are the top keywords or tags related to our page "How To Housebreak a Yorkie". Check back soon for more new pictures, puppies, videos and informative articles related to the terms below.


how to housebreak a yorkie puppy
how to crate train a yorkie
how to housebreak a yorkie terrier
how to housebreak a yorkie schnauzer
how to housebreak a yorkie poo
free how to housebreak a yorkie
how to housebreak a yorkie dog
How to Potty Train a Puppy
How to House Train a Puppy
How to Crate Train a Puppy
How to Leash Train a Puppy
How to House Break a Dog
How to House Break a Puppy Fast
Fastest Way to House Break Puppy
Housebreaking a Yorkie
Housebreaking a Male Yorkie
House Training a Yorkie Puppy
Housebreaking an Older Yorkie
Tips for Housebreaking Yorkies
Yorkshire Terrier Housebreaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Scott's Puppy Palace. All rights reserved. Teacup Puppies For Sale All pictures are the property of Scott's Puppy Palace. No pictures or website design specifications may be used without express written permission.




tumblr tracker