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|04-01-2007, 11:44 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2007
help with my yorkie needed
hi i am new to the site nice to find a place dedicated to the little yorkie,well i have had my little pup for exactly 1 year he was very easily pottie trained and been no problems in that sense but we do have a problem with him.we can take him out for a long walk he will come in and howl constantly,as soon as he is let out in the garden he will bark at nothing,he also seems a very nervous dog as if we have company he will cowl and crawl along the floor,we love him so much just cant phanthom out why he is like this,when my wifes takes him to her mothers house everyday who he is very familular with he cries and howls and wont settle dont no if this rings a bell with any one just any help gratefully received,dave
|04-02-2007, 03:37 PM||#2|
♥Love My Puppies!♥
Join Date: Nov 2005
Hi, Welcome to YorkieTalk! It is so nice to have you here! I'm sorry I cant offer you much help with your problem but I'm sure someone here will have some ideas that can help you. Wow, I envy you for having an easy to potty train little guy! We had quite a time with it. LOL
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|04-02-2007, 04:08 PM||#3|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kirkland WA
Sounds like your puppy is extremely submissive. Have you ever watched Cesar Milan's show, The Dog Whisperer, on the National Geographic Channel? He addressed this issue once. He is very pro walking your dog. Says it is the thing they need most everyday besides food and water.
His remedy for one dog that was very anxious and practically jumped out of its skin when walking down the street and encountering strollers and other people with anything that rolled, was to put a leash on him that not only holds the head up high but also the tail. He said that raising their tail signals their brain to have confidence and that if you walk your dog this way, it will become more self-confident over time. I've seen those leashes sold on some pet websites. You can google it.
I've learned a lot from his show about how to handle specific problems. The episodes are available on Netflix if you haven't seen it.
Our puppy is very submissive as well and in the evenings she gets very alert and almost paranoid about every little sound outside. She will bark at stuff we don't even hear. We have to calm her down. We keep the t.v. on most of the time and she doesn't hear as much that way so she doesn't freak out.
When we were in puppy class with her, the trainer taught us to massage the back of her neck and down her spine gently. Also the ears and her paws. This puts her in a relaxed state when she is all hyper and she then she seems to just zone out after that. You might try it when your puppy goes into commando mode.
Last edited by Sweetums; 04-02-2007 at 04:10 PM.