There comes a time in every new puppy owner’s life where they have to teach their pup how to potty. And by that, we’re talking about your puppy learning to do things in an orderly fashion and obeying rules. Your puppy needs to know that it can’t just pee or poo everywhere it wants to inside your house. That would leave a mess that you’d have to clean up.
So, to avoid this, you have to train it to either go outside or do its business at a specified spot like on newspapers or when out in the yard. Either way, you’re going to need help, so this is why I made this blog post. There are a lot of guides for this on the internet.
My favorite one comes from this blog where it teaches you to be patient and persistent when potty training your pup. One of the things I like about it is that it lists all of the basic starter points and techniques that you’ll need to know when you first train your puppy to poop where you want it to.
There are many methods and ways to go about this. For example, you can use a crate if needed or maybe a little padded box with newspapers where your dog knows it has to do its business there. In order for it to learn to do that, you need to do something called the treat-for-a-reward system. Basically, you give your Yorkie a reward in the form of a treat every time it does something right. Whenever it does something wrong or incorrect, you can simply tell it “no!” or take away its treat. This will make the Yorkie identify and connect together what is positive and what is negative. And it’ll learn eventually.
Also, remember that you are taking care of a living creature! You must always monitor his body language to see if he is ready to go or not. You can tell most of the time because he will spin around and start doing a circle around the spot he wants to pee in! So before he goes and does a mess on your carpet floor, grab it and take it outside!
Remember to go to the linked blog on top for more info.