Yorkshire Terrier Training
Yorkshire Terrier are very intelligent and extremely active therefore it is very important you start the training as soon as you bring the puppy home by just introducing him or her to the house at first. Different ages require different approach and below you will find some Yorkshire Terrier training suggestions, which I hope will be of help.
Housebreaking Your Yorkie
Yorkshire terrier are slow at housebreaking, they may take several weeks to get adjusted and recognize different places but it definitely helps that you introduce him or her to the most essential things upon arrival such as where he or she can find food and water, where to go for potty and where to sleep.
Yorkshire Terrier training should begin with routine, as the Yorkie likes feeling secure and he will absorb that part of training quickly. When your puppy is just couple of months old use short words to make him or her understand your feelings, praise, approval or denial such as: Yes, No, Good, Bad, Stop or Go.
Yorkshire Terrier has a mind of his own and you must try and work with it therefore the Yorkshire Terrier’s training must be done gradually and always be rewarded when things go as desired.
Yorkshire Terrier get very easily excited especially in unfamiliar surrounding and that can lead to several disorders, which can be fatal if not detected in the initial stages. Don’t over handle the Yorkshire Terrier and avoid letting small children play with him or her especially when under six months as the bones are so fragile they can easily fracture by accident.
Yorkshire Terrier Obedience Training
The Yorkie will start absorbing well obedience training after the age of 3 months as he or she begins to develop and understands more about the world that surrounds him or her. You should start with easy commands such as ‘Sit’, stop barking or lay down. Of course many other Yorkshire Terrier obedience training can be introduced in due course.
Yorkshire Terrier potty training should never stop right from the moment you bring him or her home; they will learn a bit slow but they will learn so give them time and be indulgent but as he or she gets older also be firm.
If you cannot get your dog to perform as desired after several trials you can hire just for couple of sessions a professional, who may help you understand the characteristics and nature of your dog in order to obtain the required results from him or her.
There are also web sites who will initiate you in obedience training of you Yorkshire Terrier and help you work with your dog. You must first try and learn about how your dog thinks before you start training him or her, only then your training will be successful.
Yorkshire Terrier obedience training must be thought gradually with determination but without boring your dog pet as he or she may just decide to get stubborn on you and then you will never get any results; know when to stop training as well as when to treat your dog when working hard with you.