My boyfriend and I recently got a yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) and we absolutely love, Love, LOVE her. There are all these books out there that prepare you for having a yorkie, but some things people don’t say in books…. for example:
1. You need to trim their butt hair every 1-2 months
Hilarious I know, but Kili (our puppy) as her hair has been growing, her butt hair has been growing also. When that happens, poop gets stuck to her butt and she can’t poop… and it is DISGUSTING! So if you don’t want to get them trimmed every month, usually you can go and get their butt hair trimmed for $6 at somewhere like Petco.
2. Training Classes are WORTH IT.
I wouldn’t have thought that training classes would be worth the $200 at Petco, but I can tell you right now that Kili would not know any tricks if it wasn’t for those classes. They get you motivated to teach your puppy and the money is well worth it. I recommend the group classes because most of the time the groups are not even that big, and you end up getting one-on-one training.
3. Be Prepared to Exercise your Yorkie… Daily.
Our puppy is very energetic, and she definitely needs at least a half mile walk every day (even though she does not get that). She loves attention, and needs exercise.
What is your best tip for new Yorkie owners? I would love your input!