Potty Training a Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

No one likes a yucky mess on their carpet.  Therefore one of the first things you should teach your new Yorkshire Terrier puppy is potty training!  So – keep reading to learn all about Potty training a Yorkshire Terrier puppy!

Potty Training a  Yorkshire Terrier PuppyYou firstly need to realise that potty training a Yorkshire terrier puppy will not happen overnight.  You need to expect that there will be some messes on your carpet.  But with time and patience, you can achieve a great trained Yorkshire Terrier who knows exactly where to potty.

The following tips and information will help you in potty training a Yorkshire Terrier puppy:

  • Firstly you need to choose a set area on your property where your Yorkshire Terrier puppy can go potty.  For example you could choose a corner of your garden.  If your Yorkshire Terrier puppy starts to go potty in the wrong area then lift them up and take them to the correct designated spot.  After time your Yorkshire Terrier puppy will automatically go to their designated potty spot on their own.
  • It’s a good idea to keep your Yorkshire Terrier puppy on a leash when you first start taking them to their designated potty area.  This will help you control your Yorkshire Terrier and they will be more likely to focus on going to potty rather than getting distracted by what’s around them.
  • A great thing to use when potty training a Yorkshire Terrier puppy is rewards!  If your Yorkshire Terrier puppy goes potty in the correct spot then give them lots of cuddles and affection or even a treat.  This will encourage your Yorkshire Terrier puppy to keep going potty in the correct place.
  • When you take your Yorkshire Terrier to potty it’s a good idea to use a command.  As an example you could use the word ‘potty’.  Repeat your chosen command each time you take your Yorkshire Terrier to potty.  Over time your Yorkshire puppy will associate going to the toilet with this command.
  • When potty training a Yorkshire Terrier puppy it’s a good idea to have a routine.  To begin with take your Yorkshire Terrier puppy to potty every couple of hours and also after they have eaten.
  • One of the most important things to remember when potty training a Yorkshire Terrier puppy is to not get mad if they do have an accident on your carpet.  If you get mad and yell your Yorkshire Terrier puppy will get anxious and it will be harder to potty train them.  If you have time, lift them up and take them to their potty spot.  But if you don’t have time, don’t get angry or make a commotion.  Just quietly clean up the mess afterwards.

These great tips should help you in potty training your Yorkshire Terrier puppy.  And remember, potty training your Yorkshire puppy will not happen overnight.  But if you put in the time and have the patience, you will end up with a Yorkshire puppy that knows exactly where to potty!  And as a bonus you will have nice clean carpet!