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Yorkie Central, Issue #007
August 01, 2006

Welcome to Yorkie Central!

Issue: 7

August 2006

This month marks www.all-about-yorkshire-terriers.com 8th month online.

Here at Yorkie Central we hope to give you the latest in Yorkshire Terrier and dog news in general.

During the month of August we hope to bring you further information on the topics you want. So get in touch and let us know what you want to see on this site.

As with everything else on the net you must keep in touch with what’s new.

This basically means that we will be adding a number of photos in the near future and quite a few more articles and pages.

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In this issue you will find:

  • Paper Training Your Yorkie
  • Dog Food Recipe
  • In The News - Doggles
  • Yorkie Calendars


Paper Training your Yorkie

Leaving your puppy alone can be worrying but one of the benefits of Paper Training is just that.

Organise a small room for your puppy to be in while you are away. The floor should be covered with paper and the room should have your puppies crate and some toys to keep him company. You could say that this room should be ‘Puppy-Proof’.

In the beginning, your puppy will most likely eliminate anywhere within the room. In addition, your puppy will probably play with the papers, chew them, etc. This is perfectly normal during potty training and should not be grounds for punishment or distress. Cleaning up each day should simply be part of the routine of living with a new puppy. Simply clean up the soiled papers and put down new ones each day.

During the time that your puppy is confined in its room, it will begin to develop the habit of eliminating on paper. After a while, your puppy will begin to exhibit a preferred place to eliminate. Once this happens, the area that is papered should be slowly diminished. The first papers to be removed should be those that are furthest away from the “toilet”. Eventually, you will have to lay down only a few papers.

If your puppy ever misses those papers, it means that the papered area has been reduced too much and too soon.

After your puppy is reliably doing its business only on the papers that have been left, the papers can be slowly and gradually moved to a location of your choice. The papers should be moved only gradually, as little as an inch a day. If the puppy misses the papers, again it means that they have been moved too soon and too far. In this case it will be necessary to go back a few steps and start over.

It is important not to become discouraged with paper training. Your puppy will eventually understand the concept, and you will be able to choose your puppies toilet area.

We have included this article on paper training due to having requests for information on paper training from our readers. However, from our personal experience litter box training is still less mess and less hassle.




Dog Food Recipe

Every month we are going to try and prepare a fun recipe for you to try out at home. If anyone has a recipe to share with us feel free to send it in.

Easy on the Teeth

This is a great recipe which is both very easy to prepare and will also be very healthy for your Yorkie.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml cooked spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 L brown rice
  • 250 ml raw carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 L cooked chicken, chopped

Directions

Cook brown rice until it is just underdone, leaving some crunchiness in consistency. Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container, mixing until well blended. Store in refrigerator.

Give this recipe a try and let us know how it went. Did your Yorkie want more?



In The News

Doggles – Fashion statement or do they serve a purpose?

Everyone knows dogs love to hang their heads out car windows. But that wind rushing through their fur can also blow dust or debris into their eyes. Because dogs are so scent-driven, they’re constantly sticking their noses in places where they might or might not belong — and the eyes are right there with them.

Hiking, running in and out of bushes, catching balls or flying discs, running on the beach, rough play with other pets, or a new puppy or kitten in the home all offer opportunities for dogs to injure their eyes.

Doggles also offer UV protection. Dogs with normal, healthy eyes don’t face much risk of damage from bright sunlight. Eyewear reduces glare, however, making it more comfortable for the dog to be outdoors.

There’s one potential drawback to canine eyewear: getting the dog to cooperate.

Once you do get your dog to cooperate most veterinarians recommend doggles to keep your dogs eyes healthy.




Yorkshire Terrier Calendars

We have recently added a page with some great yorkie calendars for 2007. Why not check them out and see which one you like.




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