Can anyone recommend any good Yorkshire terrier training books.I’m getting a puppy and would like it to be trained well. Thank you.

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  1. Whitracl

    “It’s Me or the Dog: How to Have a Perfect Pet” by Victoria Stilwell.
    She uses positive methods that are very easy for anyone with any level of dog experience to execute. For example, you don’t want your dog to jump on you? Turn around and face the opposite direction when the dog is jumping, fold your arms over your chest, and completely ignore the dog and be totally BORING. When a dog is jumping it usually wants attention so if you show the dog that jumping gets him exactly the opposite of what he wants, he’ll stop.
    Easy, right? 🙂
    Plus, positive methods are much better for a dog’s mental health and help to build a dogs self confidence.
    Another one I highly recommend: “Before and After You Get Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog” by Ian Dunbar. Not quite as accessible as the Victoria Stilwell book, but this guy is one of the top professionals in the dog training world and has a PhD in animal behavior. He is also the guy who is the father of the concept of puppy obedience class.
    Good luck, and good for you for actually wanting to train your Yorkie, rather than treat it like a fashion accessory 🙂

  2. Miss Priss

    Well, you don’t need something just for Yorkshire terriers. Your dog will be part of the pack, and you’re alpha, so you just need to look up Cesar Millan on the internet. Read his book, ‘Cesar’s Way’. Every dog thinks in one way or the other about the pack and who’s the leader.
    Hope this helps.

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