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Old 03-19-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to YorkieTalk, I recently brought a 4 month 2 week old Yorkie by the name of Miloh into my life. He was 15 weeks when he was brought to his new home. Miloh is adorable and I have grown to love him deeply. When I first brought Miloh home he was doing excellent on doing his business on the training pads, but as the days passed he began having several accidents. Here recently, I've given him more freedom and have let him roam around the house under supervision. Now that he's been given more freedom he's begun to relieve himself in the living room or even in the hallway. But what I've noticed is that if he's in my bedroom he'll do his business on the pad 95% of the time. I'm not into hitting pets as a form of punishment but am getting a little disappointed that he refuses to do his business in the right place. Can someone please suggest any tips that might help? Thank you!
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go back to limiting how much room he has....when being supervised i take it as having him within eyesight at all times....also when it comes to housebreaking you must be consistent...

what i normally would do is...right when you or he wakes up take him to his designation potty area rather outside or pee pad...give him the "go potty" command or whatever wording you would like to use.

then about 5-10 minutes after he eats and drinks do the same.

5-10 after he runs around and play

right after each nap.

and right before bed.

they need to be on a routine schedule...and as they get older they will learn to hold it in longer...hope that helps!

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Thank you very much, I will use those tips!
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i am going to link you to a pdf that was posted in an older thread with some sort of routine schedule...although it says house break them in 7 days...for Yorkies it may not be true maybe a few weeks if you are consistent...hehe

http://www.leecharleskelley.com/imag...sebreaking.pdf
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Hi, I am new to YorkieTalk, I recently brought a 4 month 2 week old Yorkie by the name of Miloh into my life. He was 15 weeks when he was brought to his new home. Miloh is adorable and I have grown to love him deeply. When I first brought Miloh home he was doing excellent on doing his business on the training pads, but as the days passed he began having several accidents. Here recently, I've given him more freedom and have let him roam around the house under supervision. Now that he's been given more freedom he's begun to relieve himself in the living room or even in the hallway. But what I've noticed is that if he's in my bedroom he'll do his business on the pad 95% of the time. I'm not into hitting pets as a form of punishment but am getting a little disappointed that he refuses to do his business in the right place. Can someone please suggest any tips that might help? Thank you!
hi....He's still a puppy so this is pretty normal. I had one trained in 2 weeks - my other took about 11 months...hitting a puppy isn't the way to go and will never help him (not to mention you could really hurt him)

Yorkies can be notorious for training issues but if you're consistent and do what was suggested you may have better luck. He should get better as he learns to hold it longer ....I've heard once neutered males will take to training better - but don't take my word for that - I have girls
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All I can say is good luck!! I have the same problem :S When Samy is in his room he would go on the pee pad (well actually I have even bigger problem - he would rip off the pee pad and go in the peepad holder). When he is running around the house will rarely remember he has a pee pad and would just go anywhere (so we had to remove the Persian carpets). He is slowly starting to learn that he has to go on the pee pad, so when he does not, he looks really guilty and this is how i know he has peed where not allowed.

Let us know how you get on with the training!! Consistency and patience really... when they grow up (closer to 1 year old) they start to understand better and remember longer.. when they are young it is almost useless... he would learn commands in no time (very few repeats) and will learn tricks and understand what NO means and stuff like that, but it is impossible to get him to pee in his area hahahah Samy is now 5 months old and has improved BIG time since he was 3 months old...

Just keep showing him where he has to pee every time he pees somewhere else.. and when he pees where he is supposed to, give him a treat and praise. When he pees outside his area tell him NO and dont look at him for 15 mins lets say... basically enough time for him to understand that you are not happy. Be consistent.
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Thank you xxmxaxrxyxx for the link. By the way, your Yorkies are adorable!

red98vett, I totally understand. Thank you so much for the advice, patience is the most important thing.

Samuel-Samy, thank you for the motivating words and advice! Alike Samy, Miloh is very intelligent, he will pick up quickly on tricks but will only perform them when he knows he is being given a treat. He also has that adorable face that let's me know he has relieved himself in the incorrect place. I try to give him 5 minute time outs while he sits on the pad as a form of letting him know that's where he needs to go, is that okay?
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Thank you xxmxaxrxyxx for the link. By the way, your Yorkies are adorable!

no problem and thank you!
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I have a 7 month old Yorkie male and we aren't completely house trained yet either. All my friends who have Yorkies that are completely house trained take them outside to do their business. I too am using puppy pads right now as that is how Hadley was trained when I got him. I am having more success lately by crate training. Lucky for me Hadley loves his crate. He sleeps by my bed from around 10 pm till 5-6 am. I have moved his pads to the garage and put a little pen around them so that when I take him out he is not distracted. This is working very well. BUT when in the house he is either laying in a lap, on a leash ( yes in the house, so I know where he is at all times), or in his crate. I will gradually move the pads to the grass ( which he hates), he hates being outside period since it is cold here. I will have more time to train him this summer since I teach school. We take him to his pads in the garage as soon as he wakes up and then atleast every two hours or when he acts like he needs to go. Then when he goes where he is suppose to I give him lots of praise and a pinch of a liver treat. Sorry so long, hope this helps and good luck.
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Unhappy Help...My dog uses the pee pad but sometimes goes on her BED..

I need help...i have a Yorkie named Cici who will be a year old the 10th of April. She is trained to go on a wee wee pad at home. She does this with no problems when my HUSBAND and i are not home. She pees on the FLOOR AND ON HER BED WHEN WE ARE THERE. I dont know if its to get our attention but its frustrating already. Her bed and wee wee pads are in the same room far apart from each other..the room we spend much time in when we are with her. We have bought her 3 beds already..well actually 4..one was wooden and she chewed threw it. Her newest bed is like 3 days old and she already peed on it. Cici has a brand new bed we bought her when she was just 2 months old but im afraid to let her use it UNTIL she stops urinating on her current bed..

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Sounds like she is urinating out of excitement because she is so happy your home. My make Yorkie does this. He will stand at the gate and urinate while jumping up and down. I have heard that if you discipline them for this at all it will only make it worse. Everyone in the house has starting watching how excited we are when we come home so he doesn't get so excited either. I would also suggest a crate. They are plastic so they can be washed out and you can take the front door off or even the top off and then just wash the blanket if she has an accident.
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Hi, I am new to YorkieTalk, I recently brought a 4 month 2 week old Yorkie by the name of Miloh into my life. He was 15 weeks when he was brought to his new home. Miloh is adorable and I have grown to love him deeply. When I first brought Miloh home he was doing excellent on doing his business on the training pads, but as the days passed he began having several accidents. Here recently, I've given him more freedom and have let him roam around the house under supervision. Now that he's been given more freedom he's begun to relieve himself in the living room or even in the hallway. But what I've noticed is that if he's in my bedroom he'll do his business on the pad 95% of the time. I'm not into hitting pets as a form of punishment but am getting a little disappointed that he refuses to do his business in the right place. Can someone please suggest any tips that might help? Thank you!
Hello! Welcome to YT!! I was just in Lynwood today visiting my bf. I don't have any new advice to offer. I just like saying hi to newbie's in my area. Good luck with the potty training.
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Thank you xxmxaxrxyxx for the link. By the way, your Yorkies are adorable!

red98vett, I totally understand. Thank you so much for the advice, patience is the most important thing.

Samuel-Samy, thank you for the motivating words and advice! Alike Samy, Miloh is very intelligent, he will pick up quickly on tricks but will only perform them when he knows he is being given a treat. He also has that adorable face that let's me know he has relieved himself in the incorrect place. I try to give him 5 minute time outs while he sits on the pad as a form of letting him know that's where he needs to go, is that okay?
Hiya I am glad you are motivated... It will work out eventually.. We do make him sit on the pad when he pees somewhere else and make him understand that this is where he is supposed to pee.. I even sometimes dip my finger in his pee, rub it on his nose, let him smell it then touch the pad with my finger and point that this is where to pee.. Lately though we have removed the pad as he rips it apart (he loves to play with paper). When the pad is not there he pees in the pad holder every time.. it is soo very strange.. last night we came home really late so we took him in bed with us (this almost never happens). He slept with us and in the morning he started licking me (clearly wanted to go wee).. so I got him off the bed, he crossed the bedroom and went to his room and peed on the pad holder.. GO FIGURE!!! So now I just have to mop his pad holder every time he goes... But still gets confused when he has access to the living room and kitchen and goes wherever he wants... when we are very stern with him he pees in his room if he manages to miss the pad holder... It is all too funny!!!

Let me know how you get on and also, if you have any questions or concerns, write me a message.. we seem to be very much in the same boat!
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I have a 7 month old Yorkie male and we aren't completely house trained yet either. All my friends who have Yorkies that are completely house trained take them outside to do their business. I too am using puppy pads right now as that is how Hadley was trained when I got him. I am having more success lately by crate training. Lucky for me Hadley loves his crate. He sleeps by my bed from around 10 pm till 5-6 am. I have moved his pads to the garage and put a little pen around them so that when I take him out he is not distracted. This is working very well. BUT when in the house he is either laying in a lap, on a leash ( yes in the house, so I know where he is at all times), or in his crate. I will gradually move the pads to the grass ( which he hates), he hates being outside period since it is cold here. I will have more time to train him this summer since I teach school. We take him to his pads in the garage as soon as he wakes up and then atleast every two hours or when he acts like he needs to go. Then when he goes where he is suppose to I give him lots of praise and a pinch of a liver treat. Sorry so long, hope this helps and good luck.
My Yorkie Miloh surprised me yesterday as he was successful in doing his business on the pad, he only had one accident, in comparison to the four he had the other day. It seems he is beginning to understand that he must only use his pad even if he is in the living room with the family. Now on crate training, I have not really began to work on that since he doesn't have a problem sleeping on his bed. He does well when put in his crate for travel though. In regards to Hadley disliking being outside, have you heard of the dog potty grass? They can probably help him in his introduction to outside potty training. Here is a link to some dog potty grass products:

PupHead MINI Portable Dog Potty

By the way, thank you for your advice and I hope all goes well on your end.
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Hello! Welcome to YT!! I was just in Lynwood today visiting my bf. I don't have any new advice to offer. I just like saying hi to newbie's in my area. Good luck with the potty training.
Hello! It's good to know at least knows where Lynwood is at. Lol
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