Training Yorkshire terriers is a special case. Their training differs from training of other breeds. Of course there are special coaches who can help in this tricky task. But if you want to train your pet yourself then you should learn some approaches and techniques concerning that not easy process.
When the owner becomes a coach for his dog there immediately appear special bonds between you and the Yorkie. You will feel the sense of pride and the Yorkie will have deep faith in you. And it is the best thing when you and your dog have good relationships. In case you become his coach there will be less stress for the pet since the dominant person is already defined.
Firstly you must set and then strictly follow the order of the day. The dog must understand that you are dominant in your relationships, and rigorous consistency is the earnest of success. If your puppy doesn`t know what he is supposed to do he simply will do whatever he wants. An everyday schedule will give him confidence for the training process. This schedule must be well-considered and have time for everything: eating, sleeping, potty training, playing, time for your attention if he needs it, and, of course, training. People who specialize in Yorkies advise not only to set a plan, but also give some tips which can help you in training your Yorkie.
For example, when you train the dog put all toys away otherwise your pet will be constantly distracted from business. Moreover, toys shouldn`t be lying all around the house. The puppy must understand that life consists not just in playing with them. Toys should be a signal for playtime.
Next: if the puppy made his business in a place he shouldn`t have, never clean this place in front of the dog. As soon as Yorkies understand that they did something wrong and you are fixing it, your dominant status will be shaken.
One more important tip: it is a bad idea to be a dictator. Never use fear to make something clear. Yorkies are smart learners, so your confident words will be enough.