Difficulty housereaking our yorkie mix
A few months ago we got a little yorkie mix from our local dogs home.
He is now approx 10 months old our problem is he has plenty of exercise and access to our back garden but continually pees in the house despite the fact the back door is open with access to the garden.
We have tried praising him when he does it outside and telling him off when he does it indoors and it is always around the same place.
We are at our wits end, can you recommend something we can try?
Yorkies are among the most difficult breeds of dogs to housebreak, but don’t give up hope!
Make sure that you take him outside every time you might think he has to use the bathroom. This may be as often as every other hour, but should include after meal times, after play times, and just often enough to prevent urination in the house.
Yorkies have very tiny bladders, so keep this in mind.
The key is to continually show him where it’s OK to go. Otherwise he will keep thinking that one place in the house is alright too.
You should also look into getting a special pet cleaner that eliminates the scent of the urine.
Even if you don’t smell it, your Yorkie does, and when he senses that he has urinated in that spot before, he will think that it’s OK to keep doing it.
Many pet stores sell cleaners that are formulated to get rid of urine smells so that dogs don’t keep smelling it.