YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community


Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.

Go Back   YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community > YorkieTalk > General Training Questions
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar JavaChat Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-05-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
Senior Yorkie Talker
 
maritoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Hanover, New Jersey
Posts: 154
Default When can my yorkie go free?

Kramer is 7 mos. old, i have been crate training him since about 3 mos., he has come a long way, he does most of his stuff outside, we also got him a tell bell which he rings to go out to the bathroom, but also rings when he just wants to go out and play. Whenever i think he has been doing good let me leave him loose in the kitchen, he surprises me either with poop, or pee in his belly band. I know as soon as i walk back into the kitchen he did something, because he has a look on his face that says (i did something bad). I feel bad crating him everytime i leave the room or leave the house, i would like to be able to leave him loose, but i can't trust him. Does it every get better? Will he every be able to roam the house freely without me worrying?
maritoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Welcome Guest!
Not Registered?

Join today and remove this ad!

Old 05-05-2008, 04:13 AM   #2
YT 500 Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
Posts: 733
Default

It will get better yes. Just continue to be consistent.

When you leave him in the kitchen does he have access to the door that has the bell and leads to outside? If not, you are not giving him an opportunity to demonstrate whether or not he can figure out to ask you to go out when he has to go by not making that door available to him. I would start out by x-pening him around the door with access to the bell when you leave his site and see what happens. He may just use it to notify you he has to go and you can start trusting him more out of your site.

Before you let him loose in the kitchen do you take him out and make sure his bladder is empty or that his bowels are empty? I used to do this with Millie. If I was planning on giving her some free space without my presence I made sure she had just gone out and did her business. Thereby making the odds for a better outcome.

Just some suggestions. But it does get better and by 1 year old he should have it down pat.
__________________
Sheila and Sweet Millie Sage and Jasmine Rose
Ladylavender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 05:49 AM   #3
Senior Yorkie Talker
 
krisknr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 186
Default

Some dogs need there crate to feel safe. Try putting his crate in the kitchen so he can go in it if he wants.
krisknr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 05:45 AM   #4
Senior Yorkie Talker
 
maritoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Hanover, New Jersey
Posts: 154
Default

His crate is in the kitchen open all day long he never goes in it freely, but if we put him in he is ok he doesn't wine. He has access to the bell all the time, even when left alone. I forgot to mention he rings the bell when i leave the room to call me back. I take him out and make sure he doesn't need to do anything, so i know he is not ringing it because he has to go out, i have gone out with him numerous times and he does nothing, because he doesn't have to. He doesn't poop all the time, so i could wait a while longer after he pees, but doesn't mean he will poop. He only poops about 3 x a day. I would like to be able to go out run an erand and not have to put him in the crate or not have to clean up a poop. The pee goes on the bellyband so that isn't so bad. I would also like for him to have free run of the house which he is so far from getting that right now. At 7 mos. i thought he would have gotten it by now.
maritoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
YT Addict
 
MyDuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NJ & NY
Posts: 355
Default

I've left Duke roaming in a small room for a while. He's train on the pee wee pads so he does his business ont here. I also use a gate to gate off a section of the apartment so that he won't just roam the whole place.
Try to give yours a smaller space then expand it if needed.
Good luck
__________________
*Owned by a Yorkie name Duke*
MyDuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 05:06 AM   #6
YT 500 Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
Posts: 733
Default

Well, I can tell you that Millie did not have free run of the house until she was almost 1 1/2 years old. She was in an x-pen while we went to the store or were at work. She started out in a crate, we worked her up to an x-pen after she was not going in the crate, when she got good about not going in the x-pen, we graduated her to one room and built her up to the whole house. Unfortunately, sometimes that is what it will take to get a fully housebroken yorkie. It is little steps one after the other. It's a process!

But if you don't rush it, take it slow, make progress, it will happen. The way I looked at it is 2 years of inconvenience for 13 years or more of a great relationship with my dog.
__________________
Sheila and Sweet Millie Sage and Jasmine Rose
Ladylavender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
 
Gracie2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 4,541
Default

Call me a bad mommy, but Gracie is almost two and she has never had free run of the house for more than 15 minutes if I am not home. It is no longer a potty training issue. When gone for long periods, she is in her ex-pen with Holly. They like their "room", they feel safe there, and I feel best knowing they are safe in there. In answer to your question, IMO, "never".
__________________
Gracie loves Bailey. Holly loves Tucker. Proud member of the YT Gracie Girls.
Gracie2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 04:51 AM   #8
Senior Yorkie Talker
 
maritoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Hanover, New Jersey
Posts: 154
Default

No no, my intention was never to let him have free run of the house while we weren't home, no way to many things for him to get into, i would like to leave him in the kitchen without finding any surprises when i get home. When we are home though i would like to get to the point where he can go down and play with my kids and chase them around without being a nerveous reck and contantly making sure he hasn't done anything. I guess where i'm getting at is, everyone tells me these dogs are untrainable, they will always pee or poop if they have to, is this true, please say no.
maritoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:00 AM   #9
YT Addict
 
cooperk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Westford, MA
Posts: 382
Default

I think he is still too young to let him have the run of the house. A year is about the time with most dogs that they "totally get it". But, my experience has been with different (larger) breeds. My 6 mo yorkie has been the most difficult dog for me to house train. She's having "oopes" as well. My problem is that I have 3 kids who tend to "forget" that she's out (they are supposed to put her back in the crate after 15 min or so).

I was away on a 1 week trip last month and Trixie was poopin' all over the house. Order returned when I did

I love the bell idea...I've been wanting to do that too. Sounds like he's got the idea that it's a "bell to play." So cute. Just keep crating awhile longer...it takes alot with a yorkie (as I'm finding too).
__________________
Kathy, Trixie, Barkley, and Rascal
Follow Trixie's pups progress at www.ladybugyorkies.blogspot.com
cooperk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:22 AM   #10
Donating YT 5000 Club Member
 
Mom to Hot Rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 10,908
Post

I know that some folks are against using pee pads, but maybe try having a pee pad for him to use. Hot Rod is 8 mos and I just opened up the hallway to him. First, his crate, then xpen, then family room, then kitchen, then sunroom (off familyroom), now hallway. The dining room and downstairs bedroom are still closed off to him. The office is okay if I am in there with him-I don't want to find a paperclip or something. We've had since he was 15 weeks old. It takes awhile but so far he's been really good.

Well, I was painting one of the upstairs guest bdrms and Hot Rod was in there with me. I had a pee pad in there also. Well, recently, I've been bringing him upstairs into our room when I go to take a shower. The other day I was finishing up the guest room and showed him where the pee pad was. We then went into my bedroom so I could shower and after about 1 minute he started running around like crazy so I opened the door and he zoomed to use the pee pad! I was so proud of him! It will take some time, just be patient. Set him up for success and not failure and he will learn. Good luck.
__________________
www.kissecollar.com
Soft Cone Collars for Post-surgery and much more!
10% (non-food) - Discount code YT10
Mom to Hot Rod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:35 AM   #11
YT Addict
 
cooperk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Westford, MA
Posts: 382
Default

My Trixie (6 mos) is also running upstairs to poop at times. My 15 yr old son has had it with her since she loves his bedroom to do this. My daughters are the culprits (not putting her back in her crate). I now have to watch the girls more when they are playing with Trixie, and then keep the doors upstairs closed (especially my son's). It's funny how puppies will get confused as to what are OK areas and what are not. Frustrating, I know!
__________________
Kathy, Trixie, Barkley, and Rascal
Follow Trixie's pups progress at www.ladybugyorkies.blogspot.com
cooperk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #12
Donating YT 500 Club Member
 
RONLYNN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Posts: 1,635
Default

Teddi was in a baby playpen for about the first 7 months of her life and then she was moved into the kitchen (but only half of it) for the next 2 months and then she got the whole kitchen for the next 2 months. Then finally about 3 months ago she started getting to hang out all day uncaged! She has the living room, dining room and kitchen. She LOVES it. She plays all day with Cassie (actually I think they play for about a half an hour and then sleep the rest of the time). She has a pad in the corner of the dining room. It's so nice not to have to round her up and cage her but it take a long time to get to that point. She is 1yr and 8months.
__________________
Ronda & Teddi

** PPU - Petite Pups United Member ** The PINK Club Member **
RONLYNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 10:06 AM   #13
YT Addict
 
cooperk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Westford, MA
Posts: 382
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RONLYNN View Post
Teddi was in a baby playpen for about the first 7 months of her life and then she was moved into the kitchen (but only half of it) for the next 2 months and then she got the whole kitchen for the next 2 months. Then finally about 3 months ago she started getting to hang out all day uncaged! She has the living room, dining room and kitchen. She LOVES it. She plays all day with Cassie (actually I think they play for about a half an hour and then sleep the rest of the time). She has a pad in the corner of the dining room. It's so nice not to have to round her up and cage her but it take a long time to get to that point. She is 1yr and 8months.
Kind of a gradual thing, right? That's a good idea. I think I'd have to spend a fortune to gate off my house as there are many doorways. If Trixie doesn't improve soon, I may try this. At least I will try the bell at the door. I really like that idea.
__________________
Kathy, Trixie, Barkley, and Rascal
Follow Trixie's pups progress at www.ladybugyorkies.blogspot.com
cooperk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Google
 

SHOP NOW: Amazon :: eBay :: Buy.com :: Newegg :: PetStore :: Petco :: PetSmart


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2003 - 2018 YorkieTalk.com
Privacy Policy - Terms of Use

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163 1164 1165