i have a 3 pound yorkie, and we just crate trained her. when i couldnt keep a close eye on her she was in her cage and let out very often. now she is the best dog i have ever had! she runs the house all day and night even when im not home. i could be gone all day and she doesnt go! and if she does she goes right infront of the door and i know its cuz she couldnt hold it anymore. but thats my best. give treats but i wouldnt do it every time or they will always expect it. and really praise! but you will want to take the treats out with you, because you have to praise right away when they are learning. if you wait til you get in the house they may think you are praising for coming in or listening something other than pottying where they should. DO NOT PAPER TRAIN in the house. we did that with another yorkie because it was cold outside and he could do steps and he never stopped peen in the house!
at 6:49 PM on Jan. 5, 2010