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Yorkie Central, Issue #002
February 27, 2006

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Issue: 2

March 2006

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In this issue you will find:

  • Yorkshire Terrier Obedience
  • Looking after your Yorkies weight
  • Designer Dogs
  • Senate Pass Animal Cruelty Bill
  • Recent inclusions

Yorkshire Terrier Obedience

Having problems with your Yorkie? Is he/she becoming very protective, obsessive or disruptive in the household?

A well documented occurence, especially among smaller dogs like Yorkshire Terriers is their instinct to be protective. One such situation has been reported on several occasions. This being the sleeping arrangements that the dog prefers. In this case the Yorkshire Terrier.

Some Yorkie owners tend to spoil their Yorkie and basically let it get away with murder. This should not be allowed. Yorkies must know their place especially when it comes to the sleeping arrangements.

Yorkies, when allowed to sleep on your bed can become very defensive of their position. If they feel like someone else is going to sleep in their place they will get annoyed and defend their spot.

Situations like this have resulted in couples sleeping seperately and ultimately the Yorkie controlling who sleeps where. This should never happen.

Are you experiencing this or something similar and want it to end?

Here is how;

Does your Yorkie demand to sleep in your bed and take the place of your partner?

In this case it is unfortunate that you have to be cruel to be kind. Buy your Yorkie a comfortable bed and any other sleeping comforts that you think he would like. Place it all outside your room, or as close to your room as possible.

When you go to bed close your door and do not open it until the morning. Your Yorkie will most probably be extremely upset about not have half a double bed to himself but you need to draw the line somewhere.

Even if there is endless crying and barking do not give in. After a couple of hours chances are he has given up and will go to sleep on his new cosy bed.

If the first night is not a success try again the following night. A couple of sleepless nights is far better than an unstable and unhealthy relationship.

Your Yorkies Weight

Is your Yorkie too thin? Or too fat?

Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs. This means that being overweight can be a dangerous situation for them. Their bone structure is quite fragile and too much pressure or stress on their joints can be life threatening.

A Yorkshire Terrier should simply not exceed 7 pounds. Or go under 3 pounds. Obviously depending on height and bone structure size your Yorkies perfect weight will differ to that of others, but be aware that the maximum recommended is 7 pounds and the minimum recommended is 3 pounds.

If you find that your Yorkshire Terrier is overweight then reduce his daily food intake by up to 60%. You will find that after a few days your Yorkie will be more than happy with what he is being fed. The biggest mistake you could make here is to give him treats. Do not give him any treats.

Designer Dogs

The world media recently covered a story about a new phenomenon taking place in The USA. It appears that there are many people who are getting a bit bored with the incredible selection of dogs available to them and they have been demanding something new. Breeders have come up with some answers. Three breeds in particular have been publiscised by the media.

The 'Cockapoo' (Cocker Spaniel with Poodle), the 'Labrodoodle' (Labrador Retreiver with Poodle) and the 'Puggle' (Pug with Beagle). Although these new breeds may look adorable there is plenty of scepticism about their health.

Sceptics are particularly worried about the health and well being of the 'Puggle'. This mix between a Pug and Beagle is worrying because the Beagle is known for its ability to find ways to keep itself in trim condition, whereas the Pug is known for its laziness!

Senate Pass Animal Cruelty Bill

In Kansas a bill has been passed that will hopefully see offenders sentenced to longer terms in prison.

The bill will also require that a psycological examination is carried out prior to sentencing. The feeling among senators and those pushing the bill is that many serial killers start on animals and then move on to humans. By passing this bill it is hoped that animal cruelty will be reduced substantially.

A bill of this nature was first proposed in the late nineties and was named 'Scruffy's Law' after a Yorkshire Terrier that had been burned and beaten to death in Kansas City. Unfortuanely the bill was not passed but continued pressure from the public and members of the senate produced 'Magnum's Law'. This bill was the one that was successfully passed.

Recent Inclusions

Vet Balance

A product called 'Vet Balance' provides all those extra nutrients to get your dog living a fuller and happier life. It adds all those special ingredients that make your dogs coat shinier and their smile wider. read more

Litter Training

Yorkshire Terriers of any age need to 'relieve' themselves several times a day. Obviously puppies are no exception and may even need to go more times than an adult. The trick is to keep to a schedule. Try and get eating and drinking habits in order and at regular intervals. read more

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