Training a Yorkie to do anything is fun and challenging. Obedience training is very important for them, but being Terriers they have a very strong will. They are highly intelligent and often want to do only what they want to do. Despite their small size, they do not see themselves as small dogs. More like a Great Dane in a small package, because most of them have very strong attitudes. They can have a tendency to be yappy when they get excited, so an obedient quiet command would be nice to know. They have great hearing and are great watch dogs, even tho they are small. They will definitely alert you to any intruder! They are true ankle biters!
If you have a Yorkie puppy, you can enroll him in beginners obedience or a puppy kindergarten, or you can train your Yorkie yourself at home. They are so cute, so the tendency is to spoil them! TIP: They know they are adorable and they know how to quickly train you!
If you decide to train your Yorkie by yourself at home, you will have such a great bonding experience. Yorkshire Terriers have a great spirit and so much heart. And being so intelligent there is not much that they can not be trained to do. Within reason, of course. No dangerous high jumping as that could result in serious injury or death.
If you speak clearly and distinctly, in a moderate tone, you can teach your Yorkie a wide vocabulary. No yelling, of course.
These little dogs are great companions, as all they really want is to be with their human partner. I have had the honor of living with Yorkshire Terriers for 14 years and I have learned alot from them, probably more than they have learned from me. They do have very definite personalities and they are all different, but they will make you smile. And we can all use a smile these days!
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