Yorkie Crate Training
Yorkies are a great breed of dogs. You get the adorable small dog with brains—a combination that makes for a very loyal, enjoyable companion in your home. Yorkies are fun, intelligent, spunky little dogs that can be very clever and also strong-willed. As such, these dogs need proper training in order to help them live up to their full potential and avoid problematic behavior.
Yorkie crate training is a method used to train these dogs. It is a successful method, helping in housebreaking and curbing general behavior issues that can occur.
To start, purchase a dog crate that is the proper size for your dog. You don’t want a crate that is too big or too small. The crate should be just big enough for your Yorkie to walk around to readjust their sleeping position and so forth. If you get a crate too big, you will give your Yorkie space to pee, and the object is to use the crate for housebreaking.
In general dogs will not pee and defecate in the area they sleep. So, the crate will become associated with their sleeping quarters. Dogs love to sleep with a blanket, so put one I there to make your Yorkie more comfortable.
Yorkie crate training should be consistent. Your Yorkie should sleep in it all the time—do not make exceptions. For many people it is tempting to let the cute little pup sleep in their bed, but do not allow them to. They must sleep in their crate. Soon, your Yorkie will associate the crate with comfort and security, and you’ll find that the dog will actually prefer the crate as a sleeping place.
You should crate your Yorkie whenever you are not home. This will prevent the dog from having accidents in the house. Make sure that you give your Yorkie ample opportunities to relieve itself outside—when they wake up, go to bed, etc.
Do not use Yorkie crate training as punishment. For example, if you catch your Yorkie doing something that is unacceptable, do not use the crate for time outs. You do not want the crate to have negative association.
Yorkie crate training is important. Many Yorkies have problems with separation anxiety, which can lead to destructive behaviors like tearing up your favorite pair of shoes or soiling your carpet. The crate training provides them with an environment they feel is safe and comfortable. If they have this feeling when you are gone, they will be less likely to engage in the behaviors you want to discourage.