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Yorkshire terriers are known to be feisty and training a Yorkshire Terrier can be downright hard! But not anymore. Learn how to train your Yorkshire Terrier fast with these simple techniques.

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Yorkie Training – Why You Must Train This Breed!

Yorkie Training

Yorkie trainingyorkie training starts with knowing the breed’s temperament and personality.  Yorkshire Terrier dogs belong to the “toy” dogs group.  They’re referred to as companion breeds because they’re bred to keep people company.  The Yorkie in particular is very intelligent, funny, and affectionate.  He’s also referred to as a big dog in a little body.  Dog obedience training and house training a Yorkie can be a serious challenge.  This article will give you tips on how to train a Yorkie.  But you can also find helpful tips in an article dog care basics for more in-depth dog care and training.


Well, as far as dog obedience training goes, Yorkies are very stubborn, bossy and dominant.  With this dog, you must learn to be the Alpha and teach your Yorkie that you are the Alpha.  I’ll give you a resource at the end of this article on how to be the Alpha Dog.

The Difficulties in Housetraining a Yorkie

yorkie training the right waySince Yorkies are teacup size, their internal organs are tiny.  And that means it’s physically difficult for them to control their bladders or bowels for more than a few hours at a time. Toy dog breeds like the Yorkie are not recommended for households with young kids as Yorkies hate being played with roughly.  Also, they’re fragile.

So How Do You Train a Yorkie The Right Way?

yorkie training The first step in training a Yorkie the right way is to buy a dog training book.  I don’t mean just any dog training book.  Get a dog training book that has dog obedience training, house training and dog healthcare all in one.  One of the best dog training books online that combines all three is called The Dog Training Mastery Multimedia Package.

I’ve written an in-depth review on it to help you make an informed decision. In fact, I’ve written an in-depth, honest review of some of the best dog training books online.  But, if you’re someone that learns better using video, there’s an excellent dog training video I’d like to recommend.  It’s called Doggy Dans Dog Trainer Online.

Yorkie Training The Right Way – Be the Alpha

yorkie training the right wayThe second step in training a Yorkie the right way is to learn to become the Alpha.   The alpha is the leader of the pack.  You decide when your dog eats, where he sleeps, if he can climb on the couch, etc.  Dogs are pack animals.  And there’s a hierarchy.  The top dog gets to eat first, sleep in the highest bed, and tells the other dogs what to do.

If they get out of line, the Alpha corrects them by giving them a bite on the ear or neck.  Not enough to bleed, but enough to hurt the other dog so that that dog stops the behavior.

So what you need to do is act like the alpha.  When your Yorkie does something, you need to correct him immediately so he knows it’s not okay to do it.  There are many corrective devices to use, but because this dog is so tiny, the only real corrective device you should use is your voice.  Be stern and loud when you say “No!”


yorkie training the right wayYorkie training requires correct timing.  You can’t reprimand your dog 5 minutes after he’s done the deed. He’ll have no clue as to why you’re reprimanding him.  Make the corrections within 1to 3 seconds of the behavior.  If you can’t get to him within that time frame and he’s far away from you, don’t bother.  Just wait until the next time.


yorkie training the right wayYorkie training requires consistency.  If you correct your Yorkie sometimes and not at other times, he won’t know why you’re punishing him.  Don’t confuse him. Either he’s allowed to jump on the furniture, or he’s not.   Whatever you do, be patient.  Sometimes it might be easier to learn how to train your Yorkie by watching a video.

Dog Training Videos Work Wonders

There are excellent dog training videos that will teach any breed how to behave.  If you’re someone that learns better by video, then I highly recommend you take a look at Doggy Dans Dog Training Videos.

Stop Yorkie Barking

Understanding the Reasons for Your Yorkie Barking

Yorkshire Terriers are known to be lively, and they are notorious for barking. It may be helpful to pay attention to your Yorkie barking because he may be trying to express himself or communicate with you. Certain dog breeds are more predisposed to barking. Dogs will bark for many different reasons.

Barking Due to Happiness

You may be hearing your Yorkie barking because he is happy to go outside to play or to take a nice walk. Maybe, your Yorkie enjoys taking a ride in the car with you. It is common for dogs to bark when they see relatives or friends coming to the house for a visit.

Barking To Get Attention

Another reason for your Yorkie barking is because he may be hungry, or he may need to go outside. Dogs bark when they are trying to communicate a need. It is important to make sure that your Yorkie has enough food to eat. Puppies may whine or bark at night because they may be lonely. Dogs may bark or whine when they are scared. Sometimes, you may hear your Yorkie barking just because he wants to play. It is helpful to give your Yorkie enough attention each day.

Barking at Unfamiliar Noises

You may want to familiarize your Yorkie puppy to a variety of sounds that are routinely around the house. Sounds that may be new to your puppy may be the doorbell ringing, or the sound of the television. Some dogs bark when they hear the telephone ringing, music playing, or the noise from a vacuum cleaner.

Warning Bark

Yorkies are sensitive and will bark if they see mail carriers or children riding bikes near their house. Yorkie barking may be due to distractions that can be upsetting your Yorkie. It is common for dogs to bark if they see a stranger approach their house. Your Yorkie may start barking when he hears other dogs in the neighborhood barking.

Barking Due to Boredom

Dogs may bark because they are bored and they need something to do to keep them busy. It is important to provide enough attention and appropriate exercise for your Yorkie everyday. You may hear your Yorkie barking because he is lonely and he wants company. It may be helpful to have safe and appropriate dog toys available for your Yorkie to play with throughout the day.

Barking Due to Separation Anxiety

Yorkies may be used to human companionship and attention. You may be the most important person in your Yorkie’s life. When Yorkies are left alone, they may experience separation anxiety. They may bark, whine, or howl. They may be worried about where you are going and when you will return back home.