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House Training a Yorkie Puppy

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May 1, 2013

My six month old male Yorkie isn't having problems peeing in the house. He goes outside for that. He even holds his urine all night from 10pm until 6:30 am. I take him out frequently because he doesn't let me know he needs to go out. I've moved him into another room and I think he doesn't like that and he pooped twice inside. I do reward him with a treat when we come from outside. I don't allow him to be to free inside. How can I teach how to let me know when he needs to go outside?

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By Cynthia

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February 12, 20142 found this helpful
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I'm no expert but was talking to an owner of a young dog about potty training. She said she attached bells to the door; each time she took the pup out to go potty, the door "bells" would ring. It took once or twice to teach the dog to move the bells to ring when he wanted to go outside to potty and that's what he does now to let her know to let him out.

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October 7, 2014

My son moved home and brought along his 1 year old female Yorkie/Chihuahua; she's mixed. She was never house trained before. I have a 4 year old well trained female Yorkie and I am having a horrible time training the Chihuahua. She peed all over my other son's bed and pees and poos every where in the house. I put her in one of the bathrooms along with a training pad and her bed, food, and water. I take her out in the morning with my Yorkie at 8 am for 15 -20 minutes and again later at 1pm for 30 minutes, at 6pm for 20 minutes and even at 9pm for 15 minutes.

I see her going pee and poo outside, but she still pees on her bed and the bathroom smells awful. I have to keep washing her bedding. She used to pee in carpet before she came to me. How can I train her? On top of this "now" my Yorkie is peeing inside too. Help I'm so desperate, but I love them both.

By Patty

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October 9, 20141 found this helpful
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I would have her checked out for urinary problems. Then I would consider crate training although with her willing to pee in her bed this may not be the right method. But be sure to have her checked out well by a Vet. They often have good ideas on house training too. Also the incontinence pads at WM are cheap and could save you a lot of laundry while you figure things out. Good luck!

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March 23, 2016

I have a 6 month old female Yorkie. I can not get her to potty outside to save my life. She is pretty good using her pad, but lately she is starting to pee and poop on two areas of carpet in the house. I have shampooed these areas and tried the barrier spray, to no avail. I really want her to start going outside.


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Helpless in Columbia

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March 24, 20160 found this helpful
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have you tried putting the pads out when you go out with her? Put them next to a wall or kind of isolated area. I'll bet she just gets distracted when outdoors. If you can get her to use the pads outdoors, you can probably eventually remove the pads.

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February 22, 2014

I have an 8 month old adopted Yorkie and she won't stay or go outside by herself. If you are out with her and go in she will keep jumping on the door to get in. I don't want her to get too stressed so I can't just leave her out there. What do I need to do to get her to spend some time outside by herself. She stays indoors, but I would like for her to go out and do her business without me having to walk her around.

By Rogers H.

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March 12, 20140 found this helpful
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Not knowing the dog's past history as to why it does not like being left alone for potty time outside, I can only encourage that you continue to stay out with the dog for awhile each time it goes outside until it is accustomed to and feels confident its master is there for it.

Maybe some animal tried to hurt the dog when it was a pup and it has fear of being outdoors alone, or because it is adopted, it had no owner and doesn't want to leave your side when its outside. You could stand at the door and watch the dog while its out there and hope it feels secure.

I'd try this a few times after being outside with the dog until it understands you are within sight until the dog gets over this fear. It's still a pup and it may grow out of this too. Just try to be patient a little longer.

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November 11, 2013

After having my 8 month old female Yorkie outside for a potty break for over an hour, she will come inside the house and poop on the floor. I normally don't see her doing it until after the fact. My question is why does she do this after being outside for so long?

By DFS

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November 11, 20130 found this helpful
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You have to change the floor somehow. You can change the floor covering, or change the smell of it with Vic's VapoRub. We actually stopped my sister's Yorkie from doing that with loads of praise and treats for correctly pottying outside, and with letting her out hourly, combined with praise. Yorkies are really smart, and the praise will get them. Also we took up all the throw rugs she liked to potty on...

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May 25, 2009

I recently got a 6 month old Yorkie pup. She was given to me because the original owners had problems potty training her.

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