I've recently received a yorkie from my mom for my children as a gift, however the person who had to give the Yorkie away lied about everything the paper work is all done but not by her by the breeder who sold this dog to the pet store where she purchased the dog. The dog is registered but not by the owner its very confusing to me. The young lady we received the dog from never turned anything over in her name. He has a microchip and she never sent that paper work in either. Our Yorkie is 2 years old and has not been housebroken we take him out alot but he will come right inside and use the bathroom, he is very stubborn. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we should do it has been a little under a month and I am getting a little frustrated but I know that there is someone on here that might have an answer or can atleast direct me towards somone who can help. Also can I register the animal eventhough the animal was given to us. I am trying not to contact the breeder and return him. Please share any suggestions without being rude or makin unneccessary comments. Thanks in advance, KSG
First, with the housebreaking- I suggest you start from scratch with training as though this is a new puppy that has never been potty broke. Patience and consistency is key here. Especially since he has been allowed to do things a certain way for 2 yrs, it may take some time for him to get what you want him to do. Read up on housebreaking a puppy and follow those steps.
Papers- I'm a tad confused on that part. He was purchased at a pet store by the person who gave it to you? And that person never registered the dog in her name?
1st, even if the dog was free, you are permitted to pay to register him PROVIDED you have the registration or papers to do it with. IF the original owner did not give you a registration certificate or application, then you cannot register him without that paperwork. 2nd- if the dog was never been registered at all, as in it still has only the application, then the cost to register will be higher.
DO NOT...contact and return the dog to the breeder! Breeder who sell to pet stores are puppymills and the dog is bound to a horrible life if returned to them. Instead if you must, simply re-home him with someone for free and disclose he needs house training. Another option would be to contact a Yorshire Terrier rescue, but in no case would I send him back to the breeder, though it is not likely they will even take him back as only females make them money and they are not like reputable breeders who take their dogs back.
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your dog might have beeen litter boxed trained. i had taken in a dog years ago, that did the same thing. i tried every thing, but a litter box. i had never heard of litter box training a dog. It might be worth a shot.
You could try to crate train him. He will probably cry a lot to start with, but usually they will not mess where they sleep. As the previous post said consistency is the key. Keep taking him out and praise him if he goes outside. I have gotten to the point with my puppy, who is now 4 months old, that if I tell her to make potty when she goes outside she will go. A little praise will go a long way, they want to please you, especially in a smaller breed dog because they could be very head strong. A treat when he does his business outside wouldn't be a bad idea either, because he will associated with going to the bathroom outside as a good thing.
However, my sister got a small breed dog and absolutely refuses to go to the bathroom outside, but is litter trained and only goes on her wee-wee pads inside the house. She goes outside and swims in the pool with her children but will not go off the deck into the backyard to go to the bathroom. Her dog is half yorkie.
Mine is half chiwawa and half dashound. She took to potty training well, but boys are little more difficult. All I could say is try reward and reinforce good behavior in your dog. Its a long road but patience pays off in the long run.
As for registering the microchip, your vet may be able to help you there. If he hasn't been registered and you know the chip number you should be able to do this for a fee. The pet shop should have had the papers when the dog was bought if not then you probably won't be able to anything about that now. Enjoy your newest member to your home and be patient he only wants to please you.
I am thinking this will only make things worse. We are planning on resuming our training classes but the trainer wants to wait for a class with fewer dogs since he was nearly impossible to handle around 10 other dogs..he could not focus on me, no interest at all. Here at home we have continued training and work with him nearly every day.
dog training is a very trick term dog is bound to a horrible life if returned to them. Instead if you must, simply re-home him with someone for free and disclose he needs house training. Another option would be to contact a Yorshire Terrier rescue, but in no case would I send him back to the breeder,