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Getting Through Yorkshire Terrier Potty Training


Getting through Yorkshire terrier potty training is going to be one of the most difficult aspects of owning such a dog. There will be much happier times on the horizon but this will prove to be one that tries your patience.

If it makes you feel any better housebreaking Yorkshire terriers is among one of the most difficult breeds. Therefore you need to make sure you are up to the task.

One important thing to remember with Yorkie training is that they are very territorial. Therefore they will end up marking spots around your home. You need to remove that stain and smell immediately.

Otherwise they will continue to do their business in that particular area of your home. In order for them to do their part you need to be willing to do yours.

Yorkie training is going to require you to be on top of things. You are going to need to be motivated to make it happen. You will also need to be consistent so that your dog doesn't get confused.

You need to use proven methods of how to train your Yorkie. Otherwise you are just wasting your time and confusing your dog at the same time.

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If you are searching for the right information on how to train your Yorkie, there is plenty of information out there to help you. Just about every owner of one will tell you that crate training is the way to go. There are plenty of books and websites on the topic so you can get accurate information.

You need to know what to expect along the way so you can be sure you are heading in the right direction. While Yorkshire terrier potty training isn't going to be fun, it is an essential part of caring for your dog that you need to get though.

Crating training to get through Yorkshire terrier potty training involves reinforcing the positive and ignoring the negative.

Avoid the urge to yell at your Yorkie for accidents or to rub their nose in it. These methods won't help teach them any faster and it can hurt the bond you have with them.

Make sure the crate you get is small enough for them to not become too comfortable. If they have a ton of extra room they may end up choosing one area of it to do their business in.

You want them to get into the habit of doing it outdoors in a specific location. Crates come in all sizes so you won't have any problem with this.

Before you get down to the business of Yorkshire terrier potty training though you need to get them used to the crate. You want them to feel comfortable with it and get used to it.

If they are filled with anxiety over this new item in their life then they aren't going to be able to focus on what you are attempting to teach them.

Avoid giving your Yorkie too many treats for using the bathroom in the correct location as well. This can prevent them from getting the right balance of nutrients as they will consume less of their dog food. Instead give them lots of verbal praise, pet them, and maybe even introduce a new toy.


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