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Old 07-06-2005, 06:16 AM   #1
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First I'm new to Yorkietalk, second I'm a bit of a worry wart, and third I've never had a puppy of my own before. I picked up my Yorkie pup on Friday (so I would have the long weekend to get him acclimated to my husband & I). He was the big boy of the litter, and I'm beginning to think the alpha of the litter also. He was not weened before we picked him up. He is 7 weeks old & his name is Logan. I've had dogs all my life, but they've always been large dogs. I was just wondering if the stuff my husband and I are working through are normal and if it'll get better. 1st We're having a little trouble with potty training, we'll take him out and about as soon as we bring him back in he'll potty on the carpet, 2nd he tries to bite and when you tell him no he growls, 3rd he barks when he wants something, and 4th he whines and cries when we leave him alone. He has a crate he sleeps in. When my husband and I are at work we gate him out on our enclosed patio so he has more room to play. We go home at lunch to let him out. Will he ever get over being left alone? Also we have a cat and they're not really getting on too well. Sorry so long. Just looking for a little piece of mind.
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wow, you sound a lot like me. We have also always had large dogs and Nomi (our yorkie pup) is our first small breed dog. All of the problems that you have mentioned sound very normal to me. I am a teacher so I don't work during the summer. We got Nomi at the beginning of the summer. This gave me a lot of time to spend with her. Now she is more willing to go into her crate without a fuss and can spend a couple of hours there by herself. Logan's probably just getting use to his new environment away from his other sibblings and mother. We have found that the potty training just takes time. Our large dog caught on in a matter of weeks. Our yorkie pup .... well she is slowly getting it. Keeping her on a feeding schedule and potty schedule has worked best for us. She also is confined to whatever room I am in at the present time. This keeps her from sneaking off and peeing somewhere else in the house and we have learned to keep her on a leash when around the larger dog. We do this so that we can correct her when she gets too rough with him. Give it some time and it will get better.
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Thanks for your reply Nomiland. I'm glad it'll get better. when he's being good he's just the cutest thing. And just to clarify Logan is my first dog of my own ever. All the big dogs were my mom's from when I was growing up. I've taken him over to my mom's and the big dogs just try to get away from him. They're not big on playing with puppies.
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Congratulations on your puppy. First and foremost, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but since your pup is so young it will take longer for you.

1. At 7 weeks, especially if your pup is not weaned, it should still be with his mother and littermates. You may want to ask your breeder why s/he let the puppy go so young and see what they say.
2. your pup should NOT be taken outside to pee on the ground. You should get wee wee pads and train the dog to go on them. I like the crate training method, it worked for me. My doggie is almost 5 months and not completely potty trained. Don't even think for a minute that a 7 week old puppy is going to "get" potty training.
3. They are puppies and they will bite.
4. Dogs bark, it's what they do. I do not stand for yapping but I will not discourage my dog from barking. It is natural and I love it when they "talk" to you. If you have yapping which even at 7 weeks, shouldn't be too loud, shake a can with a couple of pennies in it at the pup. They hate the sound and they will soon stop.
5. Regarding your patio enclosure. Granted I haven't seen it, but your pup is so young. Too young in my opinion to be away from its mother. This pup should be snuggled up in a warm blanket tucked away in a small crate. Even on an enclosed patio he could get tangled up in something or something could fall on him and that would be a disaster.
6. Has this pup been to the vet yet and started on its shots? It is a general rule that pups should not be walked on the ground until it's last set of shots. Too many buggies on the ground, he could get sick.

Good Luck with Logan and be patient and consistent
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I dont understand why a breeder would let a baby go that had not been weaned. That makes no sense!!! That breeder is being irresponsible.

A baby should be totally weaned and eating fully on their own for at least a couple weeks before they are able to leave for their forever home.

How many shots does your baby have if any?

Potty training at such a young age is difficult. I would suggest using the pee pads indoors they are easily trained to that at a young age .. your baby is far too young to be left ouside during the day IMHO, keep him gated in the kitchen, bath or laundry room with pee pads. Continue with your outdoor training throughout the day when you can but give the baby a break at 7 weeks old they dont know a lot.
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I have to agree with Chewy's mom and feminvstr on all their points!!!
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The breeder we got him from told us we could of taken him a week earlier than we did. right after he got his first shots. I don't think she ever actually wheens her pups. The pups were aloud to run with both parents (the mother & father) til they were picked up by their new owners. As for the patio it's warm and carpeted and the only thing out there are his toys. Also you suggested pee pads. Any helpful hints on how to train him to use them? We thought if we made them available he just would. we got the kind that are scented.
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Also i might have misrepresented the patio. it is actually a three season room, but it has been insulated so that it can be used in the winter also.
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I wouldnt put your baby in a carpeted room either that only makes bad habits worse...you need to confine in an area where the floors are easily cleaned with pee pad that are scented, each time you see him pee or think he needs to take him to the pad, he will get the hang of it in no time...I leave the pee and poo on it for a day so he/she understands thats the place. If you are using a larger crate to confine put half blanket half pee pad they dont usually dont sleep and pee in the same spot so its the easiest way to begin training (if you must crate) I prefer using play pens, they have room to play, sleep, pee and eat all in one spot!

The NOT weaned just makes me angry! Most good breeder will wean and pee pad train before they are placed to make it a much more simple transition for both you and the pup!
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The pee pads are scented to attract them to potty on them. When I took him out of his crate, i took him directly to the pad. As soon as I put him down, he would pee there. you may have to sit with him for a while. I would just sit there with him and not let him run away until he pottied. I still would not leave puppy on the patio. First of all your carpet will start to smell of pee! Second, a little bit of confining to a small space will let them feel safer and help with potty training.

Also, if your pup is not weaned, what are you feeding him? My puppy was older when he came to me than yours, but he was very small and my breeder sent me some puppy cereal (kindof like cream of wheat) it helped to keep his weight steady. I would be happy to find out the name or even send you what I have, because I only gave him 3 or 4 servings. It is important for pup to get proper nutrients.
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Kimberly: Do you know what cereal I mean? My breeder called it something like puppy mash and you mix it with warm water. have you ever fed this to your pups? Do you think that is good for a baby like this one?
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When I got Maximus at 10 weeks...my breeder had me adding 3-4 tsp of water and 1 tsp of white rice to the kibble to make it a oatmeal consistency...he ate his food like this for a week..I then started adding less water and by 12 weeks he was on dry kibble
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We don't have any problem with him eating. The breeder had started him on puppy chow that had been softened with water, but he was still getting mother's milk. The first time we fed him at home we gave him some food that had been softened and some that hadn't and he pigged down both. he eats a small dish of dry puppy chow three times a day with no problem. he's a little pig.
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I dont use the cerals at all. I use a good quality dry food mixed with either goats milk or water to moisten it, then warm slightly in the micro. Mash it totally up and serve.

Although at 7 weeks he should be fine eating dry food if you have difficulty with him eating then try the above for a few days and slowly stop adding the milk (do not use cows milk) or water...Dry food at this age is better it helps with the puppy teeth and also helps aid chewing things.
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YIKES puppy chow...change that when you can to a quality puppy food...

I use royal canin and bil-jac puppy food mixed!

Please get a quality dry and mix 1/2 and 1/2 with your puppy chow for a few days then less each day until you get him totally on a good quality food!
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