I have a 4 month old yorkie (a boy). I know he's still a baby, but he won't learn the word "NO" and he chews everything in site. His toys don't interest him, but everything else does. He chews clothes, walls, furniture, you name it. He also bites, but not maliciously. He thinks he's playing. I try to teach him to stop, but nothing seems to be working. I would love any ideas anyone has how to stop this behavior. Thanks!
He is only 4month old. He isn't going to learn these things over night. Everytime he chews somthing he is not supposed to, direct him to one of his toys. Do not allow him run of the house, that way he can not chew on things when you are not watching. don't leave things lying around, make sure everything is picked up. He will learn, it just take alot of time and patience.
Thanks for the advice. I know it takes time, I just want him to learn the word "NO". He picked up "sit" and "down" quickly, but "NO" is so hard to teach him. I will just be patient and continue the training.
If your dog gets all wild when he bites, try petting him gently. I've tried that on my dog, he has the same problem, too. Though he still hasn't stopped biting. But I only tried it once. That was yesterday. Who knows if it will work today! He hasn't bit me since this morning. I had my slippers on and he attacked my foot! My dog is pretty silly!
I love my dog! He's on security guard! And also a natural born cutie!
Ok everyone here who knows me knows this is my least favorite breed. LOL I really DON'T like Yorkies, in fact I pretty much hate them. This post is one reason why (now hang on I have seen a few I can tolerate, I'm speaking in general terms) This puppy needs to learn NO and the take 'em to the floor method should work in this puppy if the owner can emotionally bring themselves to do it. SO OWNER:
When your puppy does something and you say NO and it has no effect on him, immediatley take him by the scruff of his throat, the loose skin, not the actual throat,take it firmly and pull him to the floor on his back and look directly into his eyes. I'm betting big money here this little guy is going to stare right back at you. Give him a shake and say in a loud LOW tone...like you're growling at him, NO .keep shaking and loud growling NO until he breaks eye contact with you. KEEP HIM ON HIS BACK,SHAKING AND GROWLING "NO" UNTIL HE BREAKS THAT EYE CONTACT WITH YOU.When he breaks eye contact with you, one more little shake, let him up, ignore him for about 5 minutes, no longer than 5 minutes and then pick him up and cuddle him a bit.
Do this and I'll bet he will OBEY you when you say NO. BTW he already knows what NO means....He's a Yorkie...he's ignoring you when you say NO.
Good luck...Next time get a Doberman,LOL, they learn lightning fast.
Your dog probably just wants attention. Dogs can't sit down and play a video game or read a book, so your dog gets bored. That's probably why this biting problem is happening. So, try to spend as much time as you can with him. Play with him, pet him, cuddle him, and just have a good time. Even a little exercise would keep him busy, like a nice walk or a trip to the park.