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|11-14-2008, 11:39 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: cape town south africa
advice please for new 1,6 yr yorkie
hello, i am new to this awesome forum
i have 3 yorkies already and just got a older one
my question is:
i bought a 1,6 yr old female yorkie on thursday. the lady I got her from worked long hours and had only just gotten her 3 mnths earler as her yorkie died so this is her 3rd home,
she was very lonely and scared and way she is now at home with me and i am loving her so much but she is scared she hides on the bed the whole day in order to get her to drink water and food i must put it on the bed for her....
will she eventually come right, she is scared of my young boistrous yorkies and wont even go out to wee.
all advice is needed please
|11-15-2008, 04:23 AM||#2|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
awww poor thing, she is so confused and scared. Just give her time, a safe place and plenty of one-on-one love she'll come around. Hand feeding, sitting quietly with her and walks will help ya'll to bond. Do you know if she has a special treat that she likes? Try to find out what she like, a certain food, belly rubs, ear scratches, whatever it is that really 'does it' for her. Annie loved belly rubs & apples, Boo simply likes to be held, Gracie likes playing fetch, Yogi likes Cheerios.
Don't talk "baby talk" to her while she's unsure, it will only reinforce in her the belief that there is something to be scared of. Calm, firm, normal tone is the best. It doesn't matter what you say, just hearing your calm voice will work wonders.
If she's concerned about your other Yorkies, keep them separate until she feels more secure. Can you get a doggie gate and put it up between the bedroom (where she feels safe) and the rest of the house. This way they can get to know each other without her feeling threatened. Is she able to get up and down from the bed on her own? If not some type of stairs that she can use will be good too.
Opps, welcome to YT!!! Post pictures when you can and tell us more about yourself and all your babies.
If you think dogs can't count, put 3 biscuits in your pocket, then give him only 2.
Gracie Ruth & Boo & Yogi & RIP Annie B. & Bonnie Lane
|11-15-2008, 04:30 AM||#3|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Blog Entries: 1
hello and welcome to you and your 3 babies . i am sure she is just being timid because of her new surroundings 3 homes is a lot for her to take in she will be ok when she gets to know her surroundings and gets to know you just give her lots and lots of hugs and kisses cant wait to see some photos love jill n poppy xx