Question by Sabi: I have 3 Yorkie puppies, when could i start training them to “go outside”… and how..?They are a month old, one male and 2 females . thank you
Answer by flyingnationvery cold this time of year… we don’t let ours go outside at all until they are at least 8 weeks old and then never in the winter… but, if you live in a warmer climate you can start outside at 2 months. They have 20 seconds from the time they realize they have to pee till job completed so if you think they can make it out by then, or your that quick by all means go for it… otherwise consider pee pads, or paper or soaker pads…
Answer by erinnlitter box train them cuz its so cold out now unless ur in a warm area. i would start at 8 weeks of age or untill they had their shots to be safe
Answer by SprinkelsGirl808As soon as possible will be good. Puppies have tiny bladders and go to the bathroom often. a puppy will have the urge to go to the bathroom as soon as they wake up, after eating, and after playing. as soon as they have performed anyone of these actions you should take them outside. On top of that you should take them out every 30 minutes to an hour. if they so happen to have an accident you must correct this within seconds of the mistake or the puppy will not know what he/she has done. You must pick up the puppy immediately and put he/she outside. another problem you may encounter with taking a puppy outside is that they will want to play. keep your puppy on the leash when you take the puppy out to relieve themselves. if they do not go within 15 minutes and just want to play take them back inside. Then try taking them back out again 15 – 20 minutes later. each time they relieve themselves outside reward them by saying “Good girl/boy” and pet and play with them. But do not play with them until they have relieved themselves, that is the reward.
Since they are toy dogs I would consider also training them on a potty pad. tiny dogs tend to now want to go outside when it is wet.
But you should only pick one method or you will confuse the dog and it may go to the bathroom all over the place.
Answer by meanmrvThat is a little young to start to train them. 8-10 weeks is probably the earliest to start and even at this age you will have to take them out often. first of all they are mainly trained by habit. You should choose certain times to take the puppy out. maybe try every 3 hours to start. do same hours every day, wake up 8:30 then 11:30 then 2:30 etc till bed time where puppy should be crated at night when you go to bed. Second, leash your dog and walk him/her out the same door and walk puppy to the same spot each time. Third if the puppy makes a mess in the house and you catch it, clap your hands to startle it and say no, then take the mess outside to the area you walk puppy to so he will smell it next time. as your puppy gets used to the schedule and as it ages you can spread out the times more like to 4 hours then to 5. it may take a little while for it to become trained but you will see results. the other thing I suggest is when you leash up puppy and are about to take it outside you say a command of sorts, for example “go outside” or whatever you choose. This will help later when the puppy may come up to you and you can ask. the reason you take them out the same door is puppy lay in front of that door to let you know it needs to go out. I hope this helps, be patient, they do learn.
Answer by mtlenbI say as soon as possible, a friend of mine has an 8 week old puppy that is already house broken she started when the puppy was 4 weeks just taking it out often and putting it out with its mother for 1 or 2 minutes it learned very fast.
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