The best place for a Yorkie puppy to sleep is in your bedroom. This can be in a crate, if you are crate training, or in a puppy bed in your room with the door closed to prevent any curious wanderings. If your puppy cries out at night, be sure to take them outside for a potty break immediately.
In this article we’re going to answer questions like how long you can leave a Yorkie pup alone, why your dog might be stinky, and more. Let’s take a look at the questions that you and other Yorkie owners are asking about the most!
Table of Contents
- How do I get my Yorkie puppy to sleep through the night?
- How long can a Yorkie puppy be left alone?
- How cold is too cold for a Yorkie puppy?
- Why do Yorkies stink?
- Should you crate train a Yorkie?
- Should I ignore puppy crying at night?
- At what age can I take my Yorkie for a walk?
- Do Yorkies like to be held?
- Should Yorkies wear clothes?
- Why do Yorkie Puppies bite?
How do I get my Yorkie puppy to sleep through the night?
This is not likely to happen until your puppy is around 6 months of age. This is because your Yorkie puppy has very little control over their bladder. For every month of age, your puppy can wait one hour between potty breaks.
While they will sometimes last a little longer when they are sleeping and relaxed, until your dog is 6 months of age you will need to take them out fairly regularly to avoid any potty incidents.
How long can a Yorkie puppy be left alone?
Yorkie puppies need a lot of socializing and they can get themselves into trouble quite easily, as they are smart, naturally curious, and have quite a bit of energy. You want to make sure that you don’t leave them alone for more than 2 or 3 hours at the most.
Left alone for too long, your puppy may becomes depressed and they also can’t control their bladder very well when they are young, so potty accidents will definitely occur.
How cold is too cold for a Yorkie puppy?
Your puppy should be fine, provided that the temperature exceeds 45 degrees. That said, they prefer a temperature between 68 and 78 degrees and when you start getting lower than that, then your dog starts getting uncomfortable.
If it’s chilly in the house, a nice, soft blanket for your puppy to burrow into and warm up inside is sure to be well received.
Why do Yorkies stink?
Yorkies don’t stink anymore than other breeds, so if you’ve got a smelly dog then it might have a health problem. If you are bathing them once every 2 weeks and your dog still smells, then it might be something like an ear or skin infection which is causing the smell.
If it’s your dog’s breath, then it could be a dental issue such as a broken tooth. Schedule a visit with your vet as soon as possible to rule out any health issues that the bad-smell may be indicating.
Should you crate train a Yorkie?
Crate training is great for your dog. The crate may be left open in the house, so that your dog has a personal space for napping, getting away from stress, or chewing a favorite toy in peace.
It also helps with potty training and a dog that is crate trained is also easy to transport when you want to take your dog into the vet for a checkup or on a road trip to go camping together.
Should I ignore puppy crying at night?
If your puppy is getting regular trips outside and you think that they are crying out to get attention, then it is best to ignore this. If your dog learns that you will always come running whenever they whine or cry, then they will definitely abuse this.
Make sure that they don’t need a walk outside and after that, it’s best to let them ‘cry it out’ so that they learn that this is not the proper way to get your attention.
At what age can I take my Yorkie for a walk?
It is best to wait until your dog is fully vaccinated, which is typically around 14 weeks, but you can take them out earlier if you are careful. Keep them away from dogs that you don’t know and make sure that they don’t drink from any puddles or investigate other dog’s excrement.
Provided that you are very careful, they should be okay, but it’s best to wait on those vaccinations before taking your dog outside.
Do Yorkies like to be held?
Definitely not. While you can teach your dog to tolerate it and they might eventually change their mind about letting YOU hold them, a dog feels very uncomfortable when they don’t have all four of their feet on the ground. It’s frightening and you might even get a nip for your troubles.
If you want to hold your dog, call them to you and slowly, gently lift them up, while speaking in reassuring tones. A treat won’t hurt, either, and only hold them for small periods of time until they get used to this.
Should Yorkies wear clothes?
Yorkies are little dogs and so clothing can help quite a bit for making sure that they stay warm and comfortable when you take them out for a walk. Just be sure not to leave the clothing on for too long, as it can rub them the wrong way over time, even to the point where might rub-out sections of their coat.
In moderation, however, clothing is a cute and excellent way to keep your Yorkie looking sharp while keeping warm.
Why do Yorkie Puppies bite?
When puppies bite, most often it means that were weaned too early and weren’t socialized properly as a result. Playtime with their littermates is an important part of their development, as one of the things that they learn is how hard they can bite when playing without hurting the other puppy.
When your puppy bites, saw ‘oww’ or make a ‘whimper’ sound and pull away your hand, halting play for a few minutes. Start play again and repeat as-needed and your dog should learn when they are biting too hard for playtime. Biting can also be a sign that they don’t feel well so a vet visit might be called for.