Yorkipoos are adorable dogs with a charming personality. They are a cross-breed of a Yorkshire terrier and a Poodle and are fluffy, friendly, and playful. Their nature, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t require training.
While these dogs are sociable and love human company, they do require proper training to get used to their new family. Both puppies and senior dogs need to be trained differently, as their mental and physical capabilities are different. If you own a Yorkipoo, continue reading to know how you can train your dog the right way.
When do we start training Yorkipoo?
Whether you’re training your dog on various commands, socialization, or even potty training, age plays a crucial role. It also helps you maintain your own expectations.
Yorkipoo puppies can start training at eight weeks. Once you begin training, you can have a well-trained dog by the end of 3-4 weeks. However, it is essential to remember that growth might be different for your pet, depending on its parents. So, don’t put too much pressure on your little buddy.
How to train a Yorkipoo puppy?
You can start with a simple step of scheduling. Dogs thrive immensely in schedules, so make a schedule that suits your little one. Make sure that there is an ample amount of nap time to gain energy.
While scheduling, you should also include their peeing and pooping time to train their bladder. All you need to do is use a place like a little box for the same and be consistent!
Another way to potty train Yorkipoo puppies is ‘paper training’. All you need to do is cover the whole area with paper designated for pooping or peeing. Then, decrease the area gradually, training them to use limited and designated space of the paper.
No matter how tempting it might be to cuddle with your Yorkipoo at night, train your dog to sleep only in its designated place. This helps discipline your dog.
When your dog does something wrong, ensure that it realizes its mistake. You can simply say the words ‘No’, very firmly. Never use physical means to teach discipline or train your dog.
You can resort to positive reinforcement methods such as treats and toys to encourage your dog while training. Even simple words of encouragement, or petting them when they follow a command, will do.
How to train a Yorkipoo senior?
The task of training an adult Yorkipoo gets a bit harder than training a Yorkipoo puppy.
We all know that dogs are bound by routine, and older dogs have more set routines. However, repeating the same training repeatedly for a senior dog will help it get used to it.
When they abide by your commands, positive reinforcements come into play, which means that you praise their actions with something like a good petting, treats, etc. This is a great way for them to learn commands and tricks. However, with senior dogs, limit the treats, as it can lead to diabetes.
To keep both the dog and yourself happy, you need to celebrate small achievements. This will help the dog stay motivated, resulting in a well-trained dog and a happy owner.
Yorkipoos make for very friendly and lovable pets. They are also very smart and active and grasp training concepts pretty fast. They never hesitate to socialize, so you don’t have to worry about that while training them.
With patience and the right methods, you can have a well-trained dog in a matter of months. As soon as your dog recognizes you as its owner, it will be affectionate and loyal towards you.