How to Train a Yorkie
One of the breeds that have become very popular in South Africa is the Teacup Yorkie Terrier. However, many owners never take the time to learn how to train a Yorkie, assuming that they cannot get into much trouble as a small dog. However, a Yorkie, while small, smart and adorable, can be extremely stubborn especially when it comes to obeying. Proper training can be time intensive and should start as young as possible.
Why You Should Know How to Train a Yorkie
A Yorkie's Temperament is unique in many ways. Yorkies want to spend all of their time with you, were ever you go they will be along side. Yorkies as companion dogs, are hardwired to be attached at the hip to their masters no matter where you go. It is this strong attachment that can also lead to dominant behaviors and anxiety when the owner leaves. Crate training your Yorkie can help the dog have reduce anxiety when you leave. If Yorkies are not properly socialized with other dogs, there can also be a number of other aggression issues.
Most Yorkies act larger than they look, which while very cute, can be very dangerous if your dog is not trained properly. Additionally, Yorkies without the proper training may be timid around strangers, snappy with children, be aggressive toward other dogs, and overly hyper to outside noises. All of these undesirable behaviors can be virtually eliminated with good training.
How To Train A Yorkie
The first thing you need to do when training a Yorkie is to take control of the household. The fact is, that cute little dog thinks he/she is in charge of the house and many times they are in charge. If you let them they will continue to show you they are in charge. So, you need to establish boundaries and be the leader of the pack. Following are some basic tips to maintain alpha leadership over your Yorkie.