Saturday, December 22, 2007

Any Potty Training Ideas For Yorkies???


Any ideas for yorkie puppy potty training?
Our new little girl is about 11 weeks old.
The breeder said she used the
pads and was crated regularly. During the day,
she is out with us in the house
most of the time. She uses the pads once or twice a day then
the rest of the time, squats wherever!
At night, I know she cant hold it all night, so of course
she is having accidents in her crate - which
she has hated from day one. She cries constantly.
any thoughts???

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will take lots of time and LOTS of Patients to potty train your Yorkie. I have three and they are all not 100% and the oldest is almost 6 years old.
But not all are that stubborn.
there are many threads on YT about this very subject.
I wish you luck.

Anonymous said...

The method that seems to work on my liitle yorkie is to have its toilet in one place and physically put it there after he/she has eaten and straight after he/she got up (that's when they are most likely to want to go naturally). when s/he does the business praise a lot. the general rule is praising the good and ignoring the bad. My little girl seems to be getting the idea and going to the toilet herself most of the time. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

I have had a Yorkie girl for 7 months now, she will be a year old in Feb,'08. I tried the pads, she chewed them up and peed everywhere else. I got a metal exercise pen,plastic liner bigger than the ex pen to cover the floor under the pen. Her crate and food are at the end closest to the door. I train mine to outside bathroom, but this should help for inside. Attach her leash to her and you while she is with you so she can't go far without you noticing. After she eats or drinks, watch her like a hawk, as soon as she starts sniffing and looking like she is looking for a place, take her to her pad quick and keep her there until she does her buisness. Keep it up until she gets it. Be patient with her and yourself. Make sure you clean out her pen good and her carrier if she goes in her carrier. Also clean her each time she soils herself. Keeps the smell down and keeps the smell from attaching itself to other things to make a new place! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Leave her carrier open all day, feed part of her meals in it and make it comfy with a fun toy she likes to keep her company at night. Take her to her pee pad before putting her in her carrier at night and take her again before you go to bed. Better yet, get the ex pen and put carrier in pen,(with plastic floor cover) leave carrier open so she can use it as a bed and put her pee pad at other end of pen. Again, good luck! :) my yorkie loves her carrier,it once belonged to the cat and now the cat is jealous(even though she has a new bigger one)and goes in the carrier when the dog is not around!

Coco Chanel said...

thanks for sharing all the great tips and ideas!!

Anonymous said...

THE METHOD I USE MAKE HIM SEAT ON THE PAD WHEN HE DO NOT HAVE TO USE IT AND TO REMIND HIM OF IT WHEN HE DO AND THAT SEEMS TO WORK,BECAUSE MY FAMILY LOVE TO WATCH HIM BECAUSE OF THAT REASON HE WILL GO RIGHT TO THE PAD WHEN IT TIME TO GO POTTY.

Paws2Love said...

The most important thing that worked for us is ROUTINE! We have an 18mo old Yorkie, Jake and recently adopted a Maltese puppy, Molly. We are still in the process of potty training Molly but she is doing GREAT! If you have some time, read my potty training post on http://paws-2-love.blogspot.com/. It's pretty long, but it might help you!! Good Luck -- love your pictures!!

Anonymous said...

We have 5 Yorkies ranging in age from 8-10 years. Our 8 year old blind Yorkie is the only 100% potty trained one. She's rather annoying, still. The rest of them pee and crap at will and seem proud when I clean up the mess.
I recently obtained two pug puppies who practically potty trained themselves. Now if only I could teach them to clean up the Yorkie crap!

Anonymous said...

The biggest mistake Yorkie owners make is allowing a young Yorkie free range of the house. I keep hearing Yorkies are hard to train, however I have two females 3yr and 4 yrs old and both do wonderful. I'm gone at least nine hours a day and I do not even lock them up. (No accidents!) The key to success with Yorkies is keeping a close rain on them the first whole year. They mature a little slower than other dogs, but once they have it down, their stubborn nature makes for no accidents. The first thing I did when I brought them home as small pups - I used a puppy pen with puppy pads and an open kennel inside so that if they can't make it all night they can get out of their kennel and use the pads. I used this at night and when I was at work the first whole year.
Then the usual house breaking routine. When I was home and able to keep a close watch over them, I'd take them outside to go potty and let them have play time exploring the house and snuggling. I kept a potty pad by each door until they were approx 1 yr. That is the only place they would go and they where 100% potty pad trained. It's critical to never allow them to soil their bed or set them up to fail the first few weeks. Give them plenty of time to mature in the mean time. Yorkies are quite smart. Because of their small size, people do not treat them as dogs and let them get away with too much. My son took one of our 8 week old puppies to a friends Mom because she wanted to see one soo bad. He took a potty pad along and it just so happens Maddie had to go poop. They were completely amazed how she circled and circled never stepping off the pad and went right in the middle. (8 weeks and in a new environment!!)

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should go to www.petfinder.com and see the training videos