Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pet Peeve

Anyone that has ever owned a Yorkshire terrier will know that it is nearly impossible to ‘potty train’ this little dog. However, house-training the new member of the family need not be so challenging! Make sure that the puppy is given the opportunity to relieve itself at least every 3 to 4 hours, and particularly after meals. If you do catch your puppy in the act indoors, make a loud and sharp noise as to surprise it. Be sure to take it outside immediately, using the same entrance every time, in order for it to finish its business outside. The trick is to get your puppy to associate the outdoors with the chosen, and correct area for relieving itself. Oh, and please don’t forget to praise your pet and offer it a treat once it has successfully relieved itself outside! If your puppy has nothing to gain, the chances of the training being a success surely will be slim.