Like all puppies, your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy will depend on you for everything from feeding to training. Getting to know your Yorkshire Terrier puppy is the first part of training. Doing this starts with socializing him, teaching him his name and beginning the very important part of training… his education.
These are important parts of training your puppy:
House rules: It is very important to ensure that your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy adapts to your home and becomes a good companion that not only you, but everyone enjoys, and this starts with socializing your puppy. You need to hug and stroke your puppy so that he knows that he is wanted and loved. Although this can be difficult, make sure you don’t constantly play with your Yorkshire Terrier puppy. When they are very young, they need enough time to sleep. It is important to try to keep him on a schedule as much as possible, as he will get oriented very quickly. This will make your life much easier. If your puppy knows that you get up at 8:00 am and take him outside soon after, he will wait for you to let him out rather than relieve himself in his crate.
Remember that habits learned at an early age, good or bad, become lifelong habits. In saying that, it’s vital to start on a positive note. Don’t let your Yorkshire Terrier puppy chew on things he shouldn’t and think it’s cute, or this will soon get out of control and be very difficult to break. It’s very important to set limits and make sure your pup sticks to them.
Until your Yorkshire Terrier puppy is sufficiently trained and mature, it’s important to keep him confined to a specific area, such as the kitchen or den. You can use baby gates, which will help your puppy learn that he is welcome in certain areas of the house and not welcome in other areas. Remember to put your puppy in his crate when you leave the house. Your pup will be very comfortable in your house and will most likely just sleep until you return home.
Choice of name: Choosing and naming your Yorkshire Terrier puppy is a very important factor in training your puppy. Which name you give your pup is obviously up to you, but keep in mind that short one- or two-syllable names are the easiest to train, like Juno or Trig. This is easier on your dog and the people in your life, which also makes training easier.
Whatever name you choose for your pup, be sure to use it frequently and always in a positive way. It is wise to never use your pup’s name when scolding him. Also, never call your puppy and scold him later.
Potty Training:Potty training your Yorkshire Terrier puppy will be easier when using the crate training method. It is best to use a crate to confine your pup as long as you cannot observe him for short periods of time. When you first get your puppy, you will need to take him out every 45 minutes to an hour to relieve himself. Be sure to walk your pup through the same gate and to the same spot in the yard each time. Repetition is the key to success. Crates are very important to use when potty training because your pup will instinctively want to keep his eating and sleeping area (his den/crate) clean. They will hold their potty for as long as they can and therefore when using the crate, puppy instinct will work for you. Your pup will learn when and where you want him to go potty.
Watch your pup very carefully while he is in the process of potty training. You will notice that your puppy will begin to circle and sniff, looking for a place to go potty when he has to go. When you are looking at him, you can quickly take him to his place to go to the bathroom. By watching your Yorkshire Terrier puppy closely, you will notice his individual body language when you need to relieve him. The most important and critical times to watch for these signals are as soon as he wakes up, as soon as he’s finished eating, first thing in the morning, after he’s finished playing, and as soon as you take him out of his cage. . Don’t let your pup run loose when his eyes are not on him. Keep in mind that any time your pup has an accident, he is being potty trained in that spot, so keeping a close eye on him is very important to help prevent these accidents. Constancy is the key to success.
In general, a Yorkshire Terrier puppy is a great dog to have and with consistency, love, limits and repetition, he will learn and catch on quickly. Remember to start training your puppy as soon as you bring him home, as this is the key to successful training. Owning a Yorkshire Terrier puppy is a very fun and fulfilling experience that requires your dedication to make sure it is a positive experience. Don’t forget that your puppy depends on you for everything, and giving your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy proper training and education is one of the most important things you can give him. Have fun with your new pup!