Chihuahua And Yorkie Mixed – Crate Training Your Chihuahua Or Yorkie Mixed Breed
The Chihuahua and Yorkie Mix makes a great combination for many families and often it is the first choice of most new pet owners looking to adopt a Chihuahua. But Chihuahuas are usually quite intelligent and you may expect your new Yorkie and Chihuahua combination to be quite intelligent as well. This means that training your new puppy and the even older dog should be a breeze. In fact, some Chihuahua owners have reported that training their dogs has been over half the fun.
Chihuahuas tend to be very curious and active dogs. They love to investigate both what people are doing and also what is going on around them. This can lead to some inappropriate behavior but thankfully most owners have a strong commitment to control and discipline. Your new puppy will need to be trained not only to stay within the home and to come when called but also to stop any harmful or inappropriate chewing. This can be achieved in many ways and one way is to employ the use of “bite deterrent” collars.
These are inexpensive devices that are connected to the collar and leash by a small metal tab.
When the dog bites another dog, he is supposed to let go of the tab and release the tension, after which the dog is expected to let go of the collar. The idea is to train the dog that biting someone is not going to get him any rewards. These collars do not need batteries and last for several weeks before you will need to replace them. Some owners have even reported that the “bark collar” helps to eliminate the problem of inappropriate barking.
Some Chihuahuas and Yorkies are prone to destructive chewing, while others seem to learn quickly and show no signs of chewing. This can be a big problem because your dog will chew anything and everything in his path to try and satisfy himself. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on products to purchase for these dogs, you may consider buying a doggy door. Doggie doors cost anywhere from $40 to thousands of dollars, but they are well worth the investment.
For Chihuahuas and Yorkies that tend to get into mischief, crate training is the best solution for both the pet and the owner.
Crates are large plastic containers that are meant to keep animals inside for long periods of time. There are different sizes and styles of crates for a wide variety of size dogs. In general, the larger the dog, the more crates you should buy.
Crate training is the most effective way to house train your Chihuahua or Yorkie mixed breed dog. It is the only way that has been proven to eliminate destructive chewing behavior and eliminate the need for expensive dog supplies. When you use crates, you place the animal in one crate, feed it with meals and water, and leave it to eat and sleep. It is then taken out to its own area where it can roam and play.
Crate training is much more effective for smaller dogs because they cannot match the aggression of a bigger dog.
It is also much more humane than using a crate in a large dog such as a Chihuahua or Yorkie mixed breed. The small animal is still allowed some freedom to move around and play around but is confined to its own area. In general, this type of training is more effective for smaller dogs, but may not be as effective for larger dogs.
The key to success with Chihuahua dog training depends on how well you know your dog. Always remember to observe your dog closely before deciding to start crate training. You will be able to determine quickly whether or not your Chihuahua or Yorkie mixed breed is ready for crate training.
If you think your dog could benefit from this, then get a crate and take it with you to your next training session. If not, you will simply have to wait it out and try again another day. The goal is to get your dog to respect the space established by the crate and the presence of a close human presence.