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|09-14-2009, 02:09 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston, MA USA
So, I'm adopting my first Yorkie! Baxter will arrive (from half-way across the country) next Friday, and I'm trying to get prepared for him. I've been reading tons of pages of information on health, temperament, training, general problems, personality, etc.
If you have any tips or ideas, or thing you think I should know, I'd be more than glad to hear.
I think i'll be using clicker training, and puppy pads (eventually using a combination of litter box and going outside).
Very excited to get my baby boy!
|09-14-2009, 02:20 PM||#2|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Blog Entries: 1
YAY! Welcome, Welcome! I have a Baxter too! I used crate training with potty pads & just got a belly band for him for his occasional mess ups. Good luck & post pics when you can! Can't wait to see your baby!
|09-14-2009, 04:00 PM||#3|
♥ Piccolo & Vivi ♥
Join Date: Mar 2008
Hello and Welcome to YorkieTalk! Congrats on your new soon-to -be furbaby. I would recommend crate training, a consistant schedule, positive reinforcement, and of course, lots of love.
Lisa, Dixie, and Jazzy (RIP Piccolo and Vivi)
|09-15-2009, 09:04 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Little Rock, AR
Congrats! Love and care for him! That's a great start! Puppy pads and crate training is what I'd suggest also. Post pics!!!!!!!!
|09-15-2009, 09:32 AM||#6|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2009
Yeah! We get our furbabies the same day!!! Our furbutts name is Emmitt. Our family is die-hard Cowboy's fans. LOL! We are so excited and the closer it gets to the 25th the longer it feels.
We bought a small crate off of craigslist that we will use to crate train him. We will also use pee pads since my hubby works fulltime and I work 5 hours a day part time. We will use a small excersise pen and link it to the front side of Emmitts crate.
His breeder has him on Royal Canine #33 and we decided to continue this diet with extra fresh treats added (cooked chicken breast, cheese, yogurt and cut carrots). We will use the cheese, chicken or carrots for training. Whichever seems to get his attention
We already have a schedule together for him that we hope he can adapt easlily too.
-7 am. potty time, than breakfast and out to potty after he's done eating. -8 am playtime before work and by 9:15 in crate. I will have water and dry kibble available to him in his excersise pen while I'm at work.
-2:30 pm I return from work and it's out to the bathroom and of course hugs and kisses .
-3:00-3:30 training. Bathroom and more playtime!
-3:30-4:30 playtime with the skin kids.
-4:30 pm he will have his 3rd meal of the day and than out to the bathroom.
-5 pm playtime if he would like.
-Around 6 pm I start dinner and it's crate time while I'm cooking. I will take him to potty before I serve dinner. Than it's crate time once again until we are finished.
-Once dinner is through it's out to potty and back in crate till I have the kitchen clean.
-Out to potty once kitchen is clean and it's playtime until bedtime!
-Bedtime is 9:30 the same time as the skin kids.
Now let's see if we can stick with the schedule I potty trained my two girls right before their 3rd birthdays with the 30 minute method and it took a week. Now Emmitt is a puppy and I have never used this method on a animal so we will see how it works out.
Do you think every 30 minutes is too long for such a small pup to wait?
Emmitt & Chrissy
|09-16-2009, 06:04 AM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston, MA USA
I know what you mean about time moving slower and slower! We're so excited!
You're schedule sounds great by the way. We'll be doing something pretty similar.
Good luck with Emmitt!