my yorkie pup is 5mos and is full of playfulness. we do walk and play. he barks, jumps on me, biting....nipping at my heels, pulling at my pant legs. my house looks like a 2yr old lives here. he has a lot of toys and plays with all of them. He will not come to when he is commanded he is a very needy pup. he is coming close to the age to be fixed...will this help in his behavior? I am thinking about a trainer, what is you opinion? I am open to suggestions.
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Your puppy needs to know his/her parameters Puppy is the word, they need to be trained it takes time and patience.I have had several dogs in my lifetime some easy to train some not so easy. Yorkie's are known to be hyper. Nipping is not good take a newspaper roll it up and hit your hand and tell your baby no. NO NO NO it won't take him long to understand what no means. If you don't like the newspaper idea, try slapping your hands together and say NO. NEVER HIT YOUR DOG. the word no should suffice and you will see with repetitive teaching he will become the dog you want him to be. Be patient and kind.
You need to have a LOT of patience with puppies - especially small ones that are super hyper like yorkies. Yorkies can be difficult to train. Every one that I have ever come across was either trained right away during puppyhood to have manners, or the owners just let them do what they want because they don't know (or do not really care) how to handle them. You definitely need to train your pup, especially since he is already 5 months old. Our 10 week GSD has already learned how to sit, no to nipping on people and other dogs, and "go to bed". She is much calmer than any Yorkie, but the same training can be used with your dog. We raised a jack russel mix when he was three months old to over a year and he was a challenge. He was not as hyper as a pure Jack, but he would have plenty of moments. His foster home was not training him whatsoever so when we took him home, we had a lot of work to do. When we got him fixed it did help quite a bit, but the thing that worked the most was training him and exercising him all the time. I know it is difficult what some schedules, but with a hyper active dog like a Yorkie, they need tons and tons of exercise. I train our new GSD pup every day for about 10-15 minutes. All day is a learning adventure for her in our home, but for those 10-15 minutes, I do sit, stay, come, bed, etc.. You have to pick the right moment of when to do it. I will not do it right when I come home from work because she needs to potty and exert all the energy she built up. As pups get older, with continuing training, they become calmer and understand there is a time and a place for them to do and not do certain things. They just need to learn boundaries. Puppies are brand new to the world and are constantly learning. It's like having a baby in the house. You have to be patient but also stern and clam and let them know you are the pack leader.
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