housebreaking a yorkie

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housebreaking a yorkie

we have a 3 month old female yorkie, and we are trying to get her to use puppy pads. this is only the 3rd day we have had her and i know this will take some time. but im not really sure how to get her to go on the pads. i have caught her starting to go and have picked her up and put her on the pad, but she has already finished by then. i know that when she doesnt go on the pad to not whip her, cause that will only confuse her. any ideas would be great, thanks.
 
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I have always used the "cage" method in house breaking a dog. They learn pretty quick with it. Your vet can supply you with complete instructions.
 
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you mean lock her in a cage, only bad thing about that is she will go to barking/whining if i did that.
 
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Originally Posted by danny7481 View Post
we have a 3 month old female yorkie, and we are trying to get her to use puppy pads. this is only the 3rd day we have had her and i know this will take some time. but im not really sure how to get her to go on the pads. i have caught her starting to go and have picked her up and put her on the pad, but she has already finished by then. i know that when she doesnt go on the pad to not whip her, cause that will only confuse her. any ideas would be great, thanks.
THIS WAS MY METHOD FOR TRAINING THE MOST HARD HEADED DOGS [ PIT BULLS] IF IT WORKED FOR THEM IT WILL WORK FOR YOU! YES YOU DO HAVE TO USE A CAGE.ALL DOGS COME FROM WOLFS. THEY NEED TIME TO THEM SELF, KINDA LIKE MEDITATION. BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE CAGE IS NOT TO BIG. IE: NOT SO SMALL THAT THEY ARE CRAMED, BUT SMALL ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN BEARLY AVOID LAYING IN THERE YOU KNOW WHAT! WHY : BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO LAY IN IT OR SMELL IT. IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH ROOM THEY WILL USE IT, AND GET IT ON THEM ANY WAY. NEXT PUT THE CAGE WHERE YOU WANT THE DOG TO [MEDITATE] WHEN YOU HAVE COMPANY, OR WHEN YOU JUST WANT THEM TO RELAX. THIS WILL BECOME THERE FAVORITE SPOT AS THEY GET OLDER. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THEM OUT TO DO THEIR BUSINESS- AT LEAST 3 TIMES A DAY THE MORE THE BETTER. AFTER A FEW DAYS LET THEM RUN AROUND THE HOUSE FOR A WHILE, THEN PUT THEM BACK IN THE CAGE. YES THEY WILL BARK TRY COVERING THE CAGE SO THAT THEY CAN NOT SEE TO MUCH, JUST ONE SIDE OPEN[THE SIDE WITH LESS ACTIVITY. EVENTUALLY GIVE THEM MORE SPACE AS THEY EARN IT, PRAISE THEM WHEN THEY DO GOOD. THEY WANT TO MAKE YOU HAPPY BUT ITS UP TO YOU TO SHOW THEM HOW. YES ONCE THEY LEARN YOU CAN GET RID OF THE CAGE.
 
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so im guessing to keep her in a cage and let her out every once in awhile to use the bathroom? sounds kinda cruel. she is a strickly an inside dog. i dont mine when she goes, she can go anytime she wants too, we would just like her to go on the puppy pads and not on the floor. lol ill look into the cage though.
 
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Do you have the puppy pads on the floor? If so, try using a putting the puppy pads in a dog litter and always keep it in the same spot. Keep a close eye on her at all times (at least as much time as you can). That way, when you can tell she's about to do her duty, grab her and take her to the dog litter/puppy pads until she's done. Every time she does it successfully, praise her with words and action.

My mom did this for about 2-3 weeks. Just when she was about to pass out from doing this all day and give up, the puppy was trained. Whew!

Hope all goes well.
 
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Old 10-11-07, 04:35 PM
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It's not cruel at all. If you follow the instructions and do it right your dog will be going outside in no time. It may bark the 1st few nights but after a while they get used to it and by the time your done they may just want to use it as their bed. For a dog that small the pet carrier would probably be just fine and you don't have to buy a cage.
 
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