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Old 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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I just adopted a 5 yr old yorkie girl yesterday morning. I was told that she came from a hoarder and lived in a townhouse with 86 other dogs. So, she isnt very potty trained. Any suggestions on how to get her trained? i also work full time m-f. I also have another yorkie girl, Bindi who is almost 5 and is fully trained (but shes 14 lbs so I dont know if that helped in getting her trained sinc her bladder is a lot larger than my new 3lber furbaby). Any help is greatly appreciated.
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You could start crate training overnight. Put her in the crate and in the morning carry her to the place you want her to go and then give her a treat and praise her. During the day, keep her in an xpen or a fensed off part of the house with lots of pee pads and bed . Eventually you can use fewer pee pads. There's no way you can crate train her if you can't let her out after four hours, any longer is just too long for a dog to be crated up. I've had dogs that could be trained in a couple of days, but I was able to take them out of the crate every few hours.
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its ok to leave her overnight in a crate though? currently, im leaving her in the kitchen...but ts a large space...Im away for ten hours. typically speaking...how long can a trained 3lber hold it? i know her bladders a lot smaller than my 14lber. she can hold it all day tho i leave pads out for her just in case.
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I have started retraining my 3 as they had gotten very lax when I had rehomed a senior male yorkie Nikki (RIP). I have new carpets in the bedrooms and wanted to make sure they didn't ruin them. I have now confined them to one side of my room, my bed and the walk in closet that has become their den. I have all carpet covered that they have access to, with plastic or waterproof backed blankets. I have their 2 washable pee pads down in the same spot they have always been with disposable ones on top. Roxie is fine but Cali found a spot that the plastic had moved a little bit from and peed on it. Pixie who I got at 13 months untrained, would never use the pee pads but would go outside and use the bathroom rug (I changed it 1-2 x a day). She's almost 7 now. She no longer has access to the bathroom so I have been taking her out every 2-3 hours and she is doing great. I do have a bathroom mat down for her so if I am gone longer she can use it, but I try not to be gone longer than 4 hours. She is about 4 lbs and I think 4 hours is the longest she's held it since I started retraining a few weeks ago. I don't know if it is just my dogs, but it seems like they pee every few hours. I don't know if I will ever get them to the point where I can take up all the plastic etc. Cali I think will always try and find carpet to pee on, even though when she was an only dog she was 100% trained to the pads. But I'd rather live with plastic on the floors than the urine smell in my house. Since your baby is so small I don't know if she can hold it 10 hours. You may have to keep her confined in a small area with pee pads. Hopefully she will learn from Bindi too. I know my pom was 12 lbs and could hold it all day if she had too and never went inside. Good luck and congratulations on your new baby.
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Putting her on a feeding schedule and limiting her water intake during the day when your not home will help. Also having a cut off time for food and water at night giving her plenty of time to empty her bladder and bowels is a great idea. Until she is potty trained I wouldn't sugest free feeding if thats what your other is use to.

You may want to try leash training her. That keeps her close to you, giving you oppertunity to correct her and stop her before she has that chance to have any accidents in the house.

I've had much success with cage training also. You welcome to take a look at my tips on training: www.dawnsyorkies.weebly.com/trainingtips

Good Luck with her and I hope she prooves to be great addition to your family !!
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Putting her on a feeding schedule and limiting her water intake during the day when your not home will help. Also having a cut off time for food and water at night giving her plenty of time to empty her bladder and bowels is a great idea. Until she is potty trained I wouldn't sugest free feeding if thats what your other is use to.

You may want to try leash training her. That keeps her close to you, giving you oppertunity to correct her and stop her before she has that chance to have any accidents in the house.

I've had much success with cage training also. You welcome to take a look at my tips on training: www.dawnsyorkies.weebly.com/trainingtips

Good Luck with her and I hope she prooves to be great addition to your family !!
I strongly disagree with limiting food and water to aid in potty training. I understand it sounds like a good idea and they may go less, but truthfully it's not an aid, and may do major damage. The bladder gradually increases when given water and made to hold it for increasingly longer periods, if you withhold water; it's not really stretching the bladder out. Also, withholding water may cause a bladder infection or even bladder stones to develop. This person is gone 10 hours a day, and this is a long time for Yorkies who enjoy human companionship more that some dogs. Now, we also want to withhold food and water? This seems abusive to me.
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Hi,
I have a little 3 year old yorkie who I received from a wonderful lady who was looking for a responsible loving person. She was in a situation where she was going thru a divorce and wanted her little girl to have the best new home. ( I had lost my yorkie of 13 years 1 year ago and was searching for almost a year to adopt a yorkie who needed a wonderful loving home.

My yorkie was trained to go outside; for months I tried to train her on wee wee pad also as I am slightly disabled and wanted to cross train her housestraining; due to rain, snow, bad weather I did not want her to be exposed to bad weather. Thank god because we just experienced Hurricane Sandy and it was horrible in New Jersey.

I was researching yorkie talk for potty training a 3 year old yorkie on a wee wee pad; she never would go on it and would hold her urine for 24 hours.

I saw the Rascal Dog Litter Box mentioned on some posts. I ordered the large Squirt. I was determined to get her trained on the wee wee pad I can
proudly say after 3-4 months of continuous training she finally knows to go on wee wee pad on the Rascal Dog Litter Box. It is the best product on the market as I had pans before that leaked etc. I had to have someone give me their dogs wee wee pad as my dog is very territorial as far as where she goes potty she always smells. This did the trick as she would not use the wee wee pad on her own. I AM SO VERY PROUD OF HER! SHE GETS A LITTLE TREAT EACH TIME SHE GOES POTTY ON THE WEE WEE PAD WITH A HUG AND KISS AND WE CONTINUE TO GO FOR OUR WALKS DURING THE DAY IN THE PARK, ETC. AS WE BOTH LOVE TO WALK!

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE: RASCAL DOG LITTER BOX COMPANY, L L C HOME PAGE. THEY HAVE A VIDEO YOU CAN WATCH THAT EXPLAINS THE PRODUCT.

WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLDER DOG NEW TRICKS.

I ALSO TAUGHT HER TO GO UP THE DOGGY STEPS TO THE COUCH. SHE IS MY PRECIOUS ANGEL AND THERAPY DOG. I'D BE LOST WITHOUT HER.
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I dont understand. Are you suggesting that working people should not own yorkies? I make a pretty good living, own a home in an affluent area and take very good care of my yorkie, Bindi (who I've had since a puppy and she'll be 5 years old next month). To the point of driving her to the University of Tennesee for liver shunt surgery. I work a full time job monday through friday just like most people. Are you suggesting due to my full time job, I am not suitable to own a yorkie?
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I dont understand. Are you suggesting that working people should not own yorkies? I make a pretty good living, own a home in an affluent area and take very good care of my yorkie, Bindi (who I've had since a puppy and she'll be 5 years old next month). To the point of driving her to the University of Tennesee for liver shunt surgery. I work a full time job monday through friday just like most people. Are you suggesting due to my full time job, I am not suitable to own a yorkie?
Sometimes rescues have special needs and a full time working adopter isn't the best placement.

Its just a fact, I have kids and yorkies, most rescues wouldn't even consider a home with kids...its just safer that way. I get it, don't love the generalization being applied to me but its just that way.

Nancy does rescue, she knows rescue reality from the placement perspective.

Anywho crate training is great I do it but with your schedule I'd not unless you have a triple crate system like I do-three wire crates with removable doors put together making a 12' x 3' dog house.

I use water bottles hanging on the wire crate and used one section as a potty area if needed.

Your gated kitchen area sounds perfect though, bed in one area food and water in another play area and of course potty area.

My dogs eat on a schedule it helped with potty training over time, regular eat time regular potty time.

The fact is an untrained dog can't go as long as a trained dog ecen the same size and just adjust to that schedule...that's super wishful thinking

I'd opt for a 3 hour schedule, but since you work...you're going to have to provide a designated potty area for when you are gone.
Potty patch, washable pads, real grass sod in tray litter train-whatever works.


Or do doggy day care, get a pet sitter...maybe a stay at home neighbor can sit for you?
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Poshh thanks! I'll look at that litter box idea. I currently have pee pads down on one side of the kitchen. She's not pad trained though, so we'll see how it goes. it's only day three.

Concrete:yes, actually my parents live about 5 mins away so they spend time with my yorkie (now second baby as well) for about 5 hours or so while I'm gone (if they arent at their house for the entire day). I typically drop her (now them) off prior to going to work. They were both at grandma's yesterday. So typically, Bindi isnt alone for more than 5 hours. They're kind of like a doggie day care. There are some days though that she stays at my home all day. and does just fine. My mom is going to go over to my house today for a bit as well to let them out, check up on them, etc. Sometimes I come home from lunch to check up on Bindi and take her out.
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poshh thanks! I'll look at that litter box idea. i currently have pee pads down on one side of the kitchen. She's not pad trained though, so we'll see how it goes. It's only day three.

Concrete:yes, actually my parents live about 5 mins away so they spend time with my yorkie (now second baby as well) for about 5 hours or so while i'm gone (if they arent at their house for the entire day). I typically drop her (now them) off prior to going to work. They were both at grandma's yesterday. So typically, bindi isnt alone for more than 5 hours. They're kind of like a doggie day care. There are some days though that she stays at my home all day. And does just fine. My mom is going to go over to my house today for a bit as well to let them out, check up on them, etc. Sometimes i come home from lunch to check up on bindi and take her out.

we also use the rascal dog litterbox, big squirt.. I tried everything to train oscar and this is the only thing that worked.
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A limited feeding schedule needs to be structured by each individual person/family and their work schedules. But Yes , I would still suggest she limit the water intake to reduce the amount of messes in the home when shes gone. How else do you suggest aiding in the potty training process or should she just let the dog run wild and go where ever it pleases any time it pleased in her home. I did this with all four of my Yorkies and I still do it to this day. My oldest is 10 and I've never had any issues with any of them.

You could keep her contained in an area of the home hat has easy clean floors, leave her food and water available for her with news papers down for her to use. Or possibly see if your parents could help you out by stopping over and taking her out to potty a few times a day while you are at work.

What ever you decide to do, Good Luck and I wish you well. Shes one lucky gal to have such a caring person take her out of that situation. Believe me any situation she has endured to this point cant be as bad as where she came from.
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A limited feeding schedule needs to be structured by each individual person/family and their work schedules. But Yes , I would still suggest she limit the water intake to reduce the amount of messes in the home when shes gone. How else do you suggest aiding in the potty training process or should she just let the dog run wild and go where ever it pleases any time it pleased in her home. I did this with all four of my Yorkies and I still do it to this day. My oldest is 10 and I've never had any issues with any of them.

You could keep her contained in an area of the home hat has easy clean floors, leave her food and water available for her with news papers down for her to use. Or possibly see if your parents could help you out by stopping over and taking her out to potty a few times a day while you are at work.

What ever you decide to do, Good Luck and I wish you well. Shes one lucky gal to have such a caring person take her out of that situation. Believe me any situation she has endured while in your care to this point cant be as bad as where she came from.
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I limited water as a trainer suggested once.

No difference in where my pup marked or amount, however vet balled me out dehydration causes major health issues starting with dental ones.

Dogs can over eat food, bit without health issue won't over drink.

Especially if you use a water bottle and add ice to melt through day, there is almost nothing to worry about.
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Dog Housetraining: Pee Post?

This works great attached to a pole with pee pad under it
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