Yorkie Poo puppies are a mixed-breed dog that is small in size and has the traits of the two dogs found in the mix. Yorkie Poo puppies are a mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a small Poodle. A Yorkie Poo is one of the best small dogs to get. The Yorkie Poo is very smart and is friendly and protective. They love to play but also love to stay calm and relax. Yorkie Poo’s are very loyal and love to be with their master. They have enough energy, stamina and spunk to keep up with you if you have an active life style. The poodle is one of the most intelligent dogs there is, and the Yorkie Poo has certainly inherited that trait.
The Yorkie Poo puppies are small in size, weighing in at about 6 to 12 pounds. Their hair is short and, the dog does not shed too much. They are strong and can be very active and at times very sedate. If their owner has an active life style and is into running or biking, the Yorkie Poo is more than capable to keep up and enjoy the same active life style. Because the Yorkie Poo is a small dog, it is a great dog for apartments, as long as the dog is allowed to exercise in a substantially open area.
Yorkie Poo Puppies and Chewing
All dogs, by nature like to chew things. It can be a bad habit if they chew the things they should not, like shoes and gloves. Be sure to have plenty of appropriate chew toys on hand and train your Yorkie Poo to chew on those toys. If training is begun at a young age, the Yorkie will learn to pick out its own toys and leave the other things alone. Teaching Yorkie Poo puppies to only chew on toys especially for them can be accomplished by giving them a variety of items to choose from. Those items will include chew toys, and non chew toys. When the dog picks the non chew toy, respond with a stern “drop it.” When the dog picks the chew toy, reward the dog with a pat on the head and occasionally a treat. Doing that a few times a day will eventually show the dog what they can play with and not play with.
Year One with Yorkie Poo Puppies
You and your Yorkie will do a lot of bonding that first year. The first year will be filled with training your Yorkie including obedience and paper training. The sooner your Yorkie is trained the happier your relationship will be. Dogs are like kids they need to learn what is right and wrong. It may be a frustrating time for you and your Yorkie as some dogs learn quicker than others. Don’t forget Yorkies are very smart and may even try to outsmart you.
To be sure your Yorkie is fit and stays fit, schedule a visit to the vet for their initial check up. If shots are required, be sure your Yorkie gets them. It is to their overall health benefit to keep up to date medically. Ask other dog owners you know what vet they use and get a few names. Check out the vets and pick one to provide the necessary care for your Yorkie Poo.
You may want to consider obedience training, although formal classes are not necessary. Not only will the dog learn a few tricks so will the owner. If classes are not an option check out a few good books or Internet web sites that provide dog training information. You will want a dog that is friendly and good around people, especially children.