If you are interested in taking one of these beautiful puppies home you need to ask yourself:
Where will the puppy sleep?
Where will the puppy stay while you're at work?
If you owned a dog before, what happened to her?
Do you have a fenced-in yard?
Ready for Your Puppy?
It will be helpful to have these supplies ready at home before the day you pick-up your puppy. All of the supplies can be purchased on any store in your area except for the food( scroll down to see the food info). For the first few times the puppy rides in car, they may get carsick. It is normal for little baby puppy, so just having paper towels in case for the ride home will be good. Also, being held in someone’s lap can help make your puppy feel comfortable on ride home. Car sickness generally vanishes, and soon your puppy will look forward to going “For a ride”.
ID Tag: Should include dog name, your name and contact phone number.
Small washable blanket
Potty pads or washable pads. Puppy Training Pads 23"x24" a perfect size for training and housebreaking your puppy. They are scented with an attractant smell that helps the puppy get used to the pad more quickly. These puppy pads have a plastic backing to protect rugs & flooring and the cotton fluff top-layer provides excellent absorbency to keep mess contained. Ensure that your pup will have what he or she needs for homecoming.
Non tipping food and water bowls.
Toothbrush and paste. I recommend to buy both from your vet office.
Brushes and combs (a slicker brush will take out tangles in short hair, a toothed comb is needed to get deep into the coat to get the hidden tangles out). Brushing is essential for Yorkshire terrier breed coat.
Shampoo & conditioner.
Chew toys like "Kong" and bully sticks (no pig ears). Toys general rule: if the toy can fit comfortably in a puppy's mouth, it's too small.
Playpen an exercise pen for assistance in crate training (I recommend placing the puppy in the pen in a place where you want the puppy to potty for life. When you take him outside, carry him and place him in the pen so he doesn't go anywhere else. Do this for a week or two and that will become his primary restroom.)
Collar or harness: Should be an adjustable, since the puppy will grow quickly.
Food: At least 3-4 times a day. Doggy treats are like junk food; a couple is fine, but don't overdo it. Make sure the ingredients don't include soy products or other fillers.
First few days. Your puppy might be nervous in their new environment. Everything from sight, smell, people, etc. are strange and very new to them. You have to allow new puppies to explore the place and encourage them to play. Try not to pick them up too much the first couple days and play with them on the floor in their eye level rather than your couch or table. When you speak to your new puppy, you need to speak quietly and calmly so they can be comfortable with your voice. They will soon be fine and enjoying their new home and family.
The puppy is used to sleeping with several brothers and sisters, so they may feel lonely and cry for the first few couple for nights. When the puppy cries out, simply touch his nose and tell him 'no' in a soft voice. The only thing you can tell them when the new puppy cries out is softly but firmly 'no'.
YOUR NEW PUPPY NEEDS PEACE AND QUIET for the first month in his new environment. Constant running around and excitement will wear your puppy out and you will end up with a health crisis. Always make sure that your puppy has a place to call his own.
Make sure the puppy has his own toys, blanket and bed in a quiet area he can rest and feel safe and secure. Your puppy should rest for 2 hours for every 1-2 hours of play. His area should not be drafty. Do not place his area near a fan, vent, or near a door. His area should not be located near a furnace nor near a fireplace. We prefer that you buy a playpen for the first 3 months you have your puppy.
NAP TIME "Just one more kiss, then the baby needs to rest."They need plenty of quiet time and frequent naps, and should have their own space for napping……Keep your puppy warm and dry. Make sure your puppy eats a least 3 times a day. NUTRICAL. Some Tiny puppies can burn up calories faster then they take in and this can lead to low blood sugar. Give an inch of NUTRICAL midday.
The puppy is as a newborn baby. Caution should be used in selecting where it goes outside. Two deadly diseases, Parvo and Distemper can stay in the soil for seven years. (While traveling with our dogs, we never "walk" them in the "doggie areas". DON'T Allow your puppy free run of the house or outdoors right away. A puppy needs to be supervised to make sure she doesn't do any unacceptable behaviors or have housebreaking difficulties.
DON'T Leave your puppy alone with children. Families with small children should always supervise play time with the dog. Especially with toy dogs, there small size puts them at a disadvantage.
DON'T Feed your puppy with other pets. Let puppy have her own bowl and place to eat. This tiny breed needs to have nourishment more often than adult dogs or other puppy breeds. If you feed your Yorkie puppy with another pet it will be difficulty to tell how much she is eating.
DON'T leave electric wires dangling close to the floor. Young inquisitive puppies will chew on them. Yes, they can get electrocuted or suffer a severe burn to the tongue and mouth.
Chocolate is toxic, and sometimes even fatal, for animals. Dogs are most commonly affected, due to their ability to find it and the common 'sweet tooth' they seem to have. It is important to remember that cats and other species are susceptible to the toxic effects of chocolate, too.
Puppies need protection against disease until he/she is 4 months old. Please keep them away from other dogs, keep them clean and away from feces and urine.
Puppies can choke on small objects the same as a small child. Please make sure any toys you buy have secure squeakers. Always purchase latex toys not vinyl. Little puppies have very sharp teeth and they can chew off pieces of the vinyl toys and choke on them. Give puppy a routine: same time every day to be fed, exercised, and let out to potty outside under supervision. Take it slow with your new puppy. Let her meet each family member (people and animals), one at a time. Gently and patiently. The introductions should be supervised and under control. Other pets sometimes do better when meeting for the first time on neutral ground. Be consistent, gentle, and understanding as this puppy is just a baby. Be firm about your rules,
One of the most effective potty training and housebreaking strategies is crate training. To effectively implement the training, it’s important to understand why it works.
By nature, dogs are “den” animals. They like to be enclosed, as it makes them feel safe. Think about how many times you’ve seen a dog sleeping next to something (like a wall) or under a table. Because of this natural desire, the goal of crate training is to provide a den for your dog where she feels comfortable and safe. Your dog’s crate should be a place she enjoys, where she can take naps or chew on a toy. Since your dog will view the crate as her den, she will avoid soiling her crate and will desire to “hold it” longer than being out around the house. This is a highly effective tool if used appropriately. Now that you understand why it works, here is what you should do to implement it.
First, get an appropriately sized wire crate. The crate should be just big enough for your dog to stand and turn around in. If the crate is too large, your dog is more likely to use a corner or extra space to eliminate. If your dog is a puppy, get a wire crate with a divider so that you can progressively increase the size of the crate as your dog grows.
Next, make the space comfortable. This should be a positive place where your dog enjoys being. Use washable, comfortable bedding, like theUltra Absorbent LennyPads, so your dog will be comfortable lying in the crate. These pads are comfortable for your dog and are easy to wash and reuse. Add a toy and a bowl of water.
Positively entice your dog to go in the crate on her own. Put treats or chew bones in the crate. Feed your dog in the crate. Make the crate a place that your dog wants to be, where positive things happen. Once your dog is comfortable staying in the crate, try closing the door for a few seconds, then reopening it. Gradually increase the time that the door is closed. Get your dog comfortable with the idea that you are not leaving her in the crate forever. Once your dog is comfortable being in the crate with the door closed, you can go to work effectively training. I always say that your dog should either be with you or in the crate. Your dog is most likely to potty in the house when she is alone, either in a different room or where you can’t see her. I’ve even tied my dog’s leash to the coffee table, so she could be with me but couldn’t wander off. Take your dog out often and reward your dog with a high value treat when she eliminates outside. When you are busy around the house and can’t focus on your dog, crate your dog. When you’re free again, take your dog out and reward her for pottying outside. When you’re not home, your dog should be in the crate. Try not to leave your dog for too long in the beginning, and gradually increase the time as you and the dog are more comfortable. If done correctly, your dog can be trained in a very short period of time.
@ CKC Registered Kennel Specializing in Purebred Yorkshire Terriers Since 2011