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Old 05-14-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Question CAn YOrkies go pee in kitty litter box & share w/cat?? r yorkies hard to train?

Hi, i'm new here & i was just glancing at all this potty training stuff. omg, is it reeaaally that hard to train a yorkie to pee in the right place?? R a majority of Yorkies hard to train??? I'm planning to get a YOrkie, but havent yet. AFter reading this stuff, it's kind of steering me away from getting one. ALso, does anyone kno if you can train a Yorkie to go in a kitty litter box (is that the same as doggie litter??). I have a cat, so can my cat share the same litter box as a Yorkie? One last thing, do Yorkies spray around the house like cats?? My cat seems to do that and it stinks up the house pretty bad!! PLease help!! thanks!!
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First thing, is to get your pets neutered or spayed at a young age. That deters spraying. Second, a Yorkie can use a litter box, but not the cat's. Dog litter looks like rolled up cigarette butts, but is made out of paper. Yorkies are not that hard to train. To me a doggie litter box or wee wee pads is just being lazy. A person must be dedicated to training. Sure it's hard work, but pays off very quickly if you don't give up. Maggie is 11 weeks old and is crate trained. She doesn't have accidents in the house and goes to the door when she needs to go out. She is also on a very strict feeding schedule. Believe me, I learned all this the hard way. They can blink those big brown eyes at you and your heart melts. That is when you have to buckle down and stick with the training. Don't let them have their way, or you will pay dearly.
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Stiches 29..how very right you are! They will try to be the boss, if you are not the boss!
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They probably could go in the litter box. They have a doggie litterbox and litter. The problem you are going to run into is that when they are in there they might also feast on kitty poo which is yuck!! I don't let mine anywhere near the kitty box for that reason.
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stiches ? could you tell me what your feeding schedule consist of .... Thanks
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First thing, is to get your pets neutered or spayed at a young age. That deters spraying. Second, a Yorkie can use a litter box, but not the cat's. Dog litter looks like rolled up cigarette butts, but is made out of paper. Yorkies are not that hard to train. To me a doggie litter box or wee wee pads is just being lazy. A person must be dedicated to training. Sure it's hard work, but pays off very quickly if you don't give up. Maggie is 11 weeks old and is crate trained. She doesn't have accidents in the house and goes to the door when she needs to go out. She is also on a very strict feeding schedule. Believe me, I learned all this the hard way. They can blink those big brown eyes at you and your heart melts. That is when you have to buckle down and stick with the training. Don't let them have their way, or you will pay dearly.
I am sorry but I have to disagree. My yorkie is pee pad trained but mostly goes outside. Also training new puppy on pee pads. I find this is a necessity as I live in Nevada and just a few months ago we had about 4 feet of snow, no way to take my dog out. I also live near mountains and the wind has knocked down fences in this area, which is to say it can be horribly windy and if it is knocking down a fence it will certainly take my little pups.
So in my case, backup training on a pee ped is definately necessary.
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I hve had my 3 year old for three weeks. I have a tri-level home, and no fence so I must take her out about every three hours. No problem now, as I love yard work.

But, in those three weeks I had to be gone for 4 hours, so I put her in the laundry room thinking it would be cruel to crate her as I know her little bladder probably could not hold out until I returned. From what little I know, dogs don't go potty in their crates, unless absolutely necessary.

So, I put her in the laundry room, with paper and when I got home, she had gone on the paper. Yahoo!

I am also wondering what will happen this winter as we get lots of snow here.
If she would go on paper, I would be thrilled as I cannot imagine getting all bundled up every time I have to take her outside.

But, I will do what is necessary as she is very much worth it.

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Hi, i'm new here & i was just glancing at all this potty training stuff. omg, is it reeaaally that hard to train a yorkie to pee in the right place?? R a majority of Yorkies hard to train??? I'm planning to get a YOrkie, but havent yet. AFter reading this stuff, it's kind of steering me away from getting one. ALso, does anyone kno if you can train a Yorkie to go in a kitty litter box (is that the same as doggie litter??). I have a cat, so can my cat share the same litter box as a Yorkie? One last thing, do Yorkies spray around the house like cats?? My cat seems to do that and it stinks up the house pretty bad!! PLease help!! thanks!!
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I hve had my 3 year old for three weeks. I have a tri-level home, and no fence so I must take her out about every three hours. No problem now, as I love yard work.

But, in those three weeks I had to be gone for 4 hours, so I put her in the laundry room thinking it would be cruel to crate her as I know her little bladder probably could not hold out until I returned. From what little I know, dogs don't go potty in their crates, unless absolutely necessary.

So, I put her in the laundry room, with paper and when I got home, she had gone on the paper. Yahoo!

I am also wondering what will happen this winter as we get lots of snow here.
If she would go on paper, I would be thrilled as I cannot imagine getting all bundled up every time I have to take her outside.

But, I will do what is necessary as she is very much worth it.

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Buy Wee Wee Pads. Bella came wee wee pad trained (well pretty much). She does go outside when we go out, but most of the time she goes on a wee wee pad. Right now since she is still young we have multiple wee wee pads (one in each room she goes in). But when we leave the house she is in the kitchen with baby gates and a wee wee pad at the back door. 99% of the time she will go on it.
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Good Morning Katy,
I will try to make this as brief as possible without getting too windy.

6am wake up outside to PP
Breakfast: 1/4 container Ceasar Puppy mixed with 1 TBLS Pro Plan Puppy
6:30 outside to PP and Poop
6:45 Playtime with me
7:30 Morning Nap
9:30 outside to PP
9:45 to 11:45 play outside in her exercise enclosure
12 noon Lunch-same as breakfast
12:30 outside to PP
12:45 to 1:45 playtime with me
2:00 naptime
4:30 outside to PP
5:00 dinner, same at breakfast and lunch
5:30 outside to PP and Poop
6:00 to 7:15 Playtime with Daddy
7:30 to 8:20 Playtime or School lessons with me
8:25 outside to PP
8:30 Nite Nite in the crate
During the day she naps in the kitchen on her bed behind a baby gate. Also, each time she PP's and Poos outside she gets a tiny piece of cheese (about the size of a worn pencil eraser) when she goes back in the house. She can do her business faster than greased lighting, then almost fly up the steps heading for the refrigerator. The times above may vary slightly. When she sleeps I get my chores done. My husband helps me out at times, like the evening playtime when I'm trying to fix dinner and also take my shower. I also keep out fresh water and a bowl of dry food in the kitchen as well as in her exercise pen. I only put out about 1TBLS. of dry food in the bowls. If she snacks it all away, then I will add a little more. Dont get me wrong, I'm not military or anything--I'm only raising her on a schedule just like I did with my own children. Makes life a lot easier and you know exactly what they want at a certain time. They get use to being on a schedule too. This way they know without a watch, what time it is to eat or play. I hope this helped. Everyone can't do a schedule and I understand that. It's just easier for me and her. Thanks for asking.

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Jack is Wiz dog trained at home, I don't have a fenced area, and there are too many varmits out there to trust him by himself, he will go out on the leash and pee, but usually I am at my store during the day with him, and he has learned to scratch at his gate to let me know he has to GO. So you can train them to do both.
I trained him on the Wiz dog so when I go to visit my family I can take him and it with me, and he is familiar with where to go.
Dogs think Cat litter boxes are smorgesboards so I wouldn't try to share with a cat.
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To call someone lazy to train their yorkies to paper or wee pads is kind of insulting. I am gone most of the day, if my boys were not trained to the wee pads I would have to keep them locked in a crate all day. Not all of us have the ability to stick to such a rigid schedule nor to be at home all day. My boys do not have accidents, when I am not at home, they use the pads, when I am I take them outside. Lazy I am not, however, I must work to support and take care of my boys, I do not have a mom or hubby to do it for me. To infer that to use other methods of training means that we are lazy is unfair of you to judge, we all have different responsibilities and do what we find is necessary to take care of and support our babies. I frankly would rather leave a pad trained dog in my house all day than one that is only trained to the outside. Sorry if I offend anyone, but I am offended to be called lazy.
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Stitches29,peepad training or litter box training is not being lazy at all,infact,not all of us have a garden or some grass near by where our dogs can poop outside so pad or litter box training in some cases is our only resourt.I live in Majorca,a small touristic island with VERY few parks or green areas and hardly anybody here has a house with a garden,here its all blocks of apartments with small balconys on which no one wants their dogs to pee,so I chose pad training.Mine go on their pads when ever they need to and I dont have to worry about taking them out to the main road every couple of hours to pee.I think how you train a yorkie is a personal choice and each person does it how ever it works best for them,it doesnt have to come out of a book.I dont beleive in a schedule as strict as yours because for many reasons,such a strict schedule in my case would be just impossible to keep up with because not one day is the same in my house and I couldent keep up with such a thing (6:45 playtime/7:30 morning nap??..etc..WOW! what if hes not tired? Or wants to play more? Do you carry a stopwatch? 6:45am!!!?? Iv only been in bed 2 hours at that time of the morning! lol).You see,it may work for you and you think that those who pad train are lazy...I personally think your schedule is too strict and too "cold"..each of us are different I wish I did have a garden or a decent place outside where my dog could pee..but I dont

PS:Stitches29,just following that tight tight schedule must be EXAUSTING! Carrying a stopwatch around and making sure your baby gets the exact amount of time for each thing and making sure you have your dinner done and getting showered in the exact time you have whilst your husband is playing with her..wow..it wares me out just thinking about it!

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We take out dog outside and she has piddle pads. I like the piddle pads for the early morning when I am still bumping in to walls. Also she will usually go back to sleep for a bout an hour. When she wakes up the second time I feed her giver her a drink, take her for an out door walk, then play with her. She uses her piddle pad before bedtime if I am alreay in PJ's. I worry about going out late a night alone I feel safer having her go on the piddle pad then.
Am I lazy at times YAY! I make up for it with the 3 hours of play training and 3 walks a day. Today, Mya BARKED to go out ! Pretty amaising considering our other dog doesn't. He used to the routeen. I like the piddle pads can be wrapped up thrown out right away with out any fuss or muss and I find you can't smell them if you tidy up sooner rather than later.
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I also have to disagree calling someone lazy for having their dog Weepad trained. because as Chelsie posted, not all of us have a yard, or grass, or not all of us live in a neighborhood. Not all of us have all the time in the world to stick to such a rigid schedule. Some people have Work, so they've trained their dogs to go on a Pee-Pad.


I do think it takes a lot of time and dedication to get your dog to be trained to go on a Pee Pad. And I've been very successful with it with Both of my yorkies, and I am not lazy. But I do not need to explain myself.
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I'm with the other poster wee-wee training is far from being lazy it requires alot of time and effort to work on training them if a yorkie requires a sch. like that I'm up a creek because I work a JOB to be able to afford a yorkie!!!
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