LITTLE
YORKIE
Puppy
Care
When potty training, you must remember that the kidneys are
not fully developed in your puppy, so don't get too upset about
accidents. People are under the false impression that boy pups
will always mark their territory but if they are neutered before 4
months old, it should prevent this behaviour. Little boy puppies
are cute, cuddily and playful and just as easy to potty train as
girls. Never spank or shake a small dog - be patient and
consistent using praise, treats and positive reinforcement. Tone
of voice and simple verbal commands are important. DO NOT
LET YOUR PUPPY OUTSIDE UNTIL HE AS HAD ALL  OF
HIS VACCINES and don't let him have full run of the house yet
either. DURING THE DAY, I recommend using an exercise pen
with a potty pad in one corner and a blanket, food and water in
the other. Start
outside potty training immediately after they
have all their vaccines
by taking them out often, especially
right after waking from a nap and 5- 10 minutes after eating.
Take them to the same potty spot every time (a certain tree,
shrub, etc.) and wait patiently, repeating your simple verbal
command.  After they have relieved themselves, reward them
with a treat and praise them lavishly using a high toned, excited
voice. Training dogs to use both the outside and pads has
advantages if you travel with your pets. Some new parents also
have allot of success using Second Nature dog litter so their
puppies don't have to go outdoors at all.  This is especially
beneficial for families who travel with their Yorkies and stay in
hotels.  At around 5-6 months of age, your pups internal organs
have developed enough for them to learn to hold it for hours at
a time. Then you can put your pup on a feeding schedule 2-3
times a day and take up his food and water after their
scheduled feeding time, and at night.  This helps to regulate
their potty times because "what goes in, usually comes out"
within 10-30 minutes.
AT NIGHT, I recommend cage training.
Get  the smallest cage you can (cat carriers are good) so they
don't have enough room to sleep in one corner and potty in the
other.  The cage should be their bed, not bedroom. Cover the
cage with a towel so they can't see out and this will calm them.
The method you use to potty train your new puppy will depend
on your life style, schedule, and preference, but always use
positive reinforcement and treats, not punishment.  Your puppy  
wants nothing more than to make you happy and will do any
thing for a treat so be patient and consistent and he will learn.
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PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR NEW
PUPPY OUTDOORS AT ALL OR TO
A PET STORE UNTIL HE HAS HAD
ALL OF HIS PUPPY VACCINATIONS
Puppy Feeding
and Hypoglycemia
Your new Yorkie puppy should have canned food in addition to kibble
and water at all times until 5-6 months of age to avoid hypoglycemia.  
Main meals should consist of Premium Dry Small Kibble Puppy Food
(smallest kibble possible to prevent choking). Discontinue can food
after 6mos old.  Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) is rare but can be
caused by stress, improper diet, or a missed meal.  Signs of
hypoglycemia are lethargy, low energy, wobbly gait and
unconsciousness.  Treatment should be a small amount of  NutraCal,
VitaCal or EnerGel (available at any pet store) or Kayro Syrup
rubbed inside the pup's mouth and a trip to your Vet, if energy and
alertness doesn't return immediately.

Treats: Keep to a minimum and use as rewards only. Be careful
about the size of the treat, even if it's a "soft" treat.  I recommend
cutting them into dime-sized pieces to avoid choking. I like to use
Cheerios. I don't use Rawhide or Pig Ears because they get soft
when chewed and can get caught in your pups throat.  Pressed
particle rawhide Munchie sticks that break apart in pieces are safe.  

Teething: Yorkies have a tendency to retain their baby teeth and the
adult teeth will grow in behind or beside them giving them "double
teeth", especially the canines.  You can supply your pup with allot of
tug toys to loosen those baby teeth naturally, but if by age 4-6
months, your puppy has double teeth, it's wise to have them
extracted during the spay / neuter procedure so you don't have to put
your puppy though Anesthesia twice. Consult with your Vet.

Loose Patellas (knee caps) As your Yorkie ages, keep an eye on
his knee caps for signs of joint pain and loose patellas. Also have
your Vet check them at regular visits. Pet stairs are recommended.

Dental Care  The biggest expense you will probably have as your
Yorkie gets older is their teeth, so be sure and put your pup on a
regular dental care schedule and brush their teeth often and
thoroughly.  Small Canine toothbrushes and toothpastes are available.
Potty
Training
Be very careful of your new
puppies
neck.
Always use a harness (not
a collar) when walking your
Yorkie on a leash.   Always
supervise children playing
with your puppy to avoid
neck breaks caused by
picking puppy up by the
neck or patting too hard on
the head.  Also supervise
bigger dogs who play with
your Yorkie pup.
Always be aware of
how the temperature
effects your
LittleYorkie.  They
do not have an
undercoat to warm
or cool them like
other dogs so be
sure to put a coat on
your puppy in cold
weather and provide
shade and water for
them in the heat.
THE MAIN THING IS TO PLAY WITH YOUR NEW YORKIE PUPPY -
ENJOY HIM, LOVE HIM AND HE WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND !