Learning to Live With Pets

Yorkies Puppies Make Wonderful Pets And Companions For Family Households

When consumers want to add a four-legged member to their family, they may look to adopt a dog that will bring joy and companionship to all members of the household. When looking for family-oriented dogs, yorkies puppies are a wonderful option. Yorkies are a toy breed, and are lauded for their companionship qualities and need to interact with their humans. Puppies develop their primary personality traits between three to twelve weeks of age, usually, and much of the way they interact with the world is learned through interactions with their mother and their siblings. When looking for a puppy, adopting at around eight weeks of age is suggested so that the puppy is old enough to be separated from their mothers and litter-mates, while also providing adoptive owners the best opportunity to provide early learning experiences and training to accommodate functional and adaptive behaviors in the dog when integrated into the home and with the humans living there. When electing to adopt yorkies puppies to bring home, some may have an inherent preference toward males or females; while either gender of pups is a valid choice, there are some distinct differences in personality that might be noted prior to adoption. A male dog exhibits male personality characteristics from birth, perhaps displaying dominant behaviors and demonstrating rapid growth before puberty, which occurs typically around six months of age. The male Yorkies puppies may experience exacerbated energy and masculine personality traits during puberty. A male puppy likely will undergo some calming after being neutered, though when owners abstain from this procedure there could be a noticed surge in male hormones around two years of age. The female Yorkies puppies are slightly different in that they will form personality characteristics from birth, as they grow, and spaying these puppies just prior to puberty will likely preserve whatever traits are observed at the time they undergo the spaying procedure. Once the dog reaches sexual maturity, at around six months of age, they may begin to display characteristics inherent to their hormonal changes, including altered tastes, possessiveness, and protective qualities. Early training is key for raising a dog that doesn't exhibit fearful or mal-adaptive behaviors toward the world around them. If adopting a puppy around eight weeks old, the following month is a prime time to begin exposing the puppy to different scenarios, situations, and stimuli that could groom and prepare the dog for future experiences. Good behavior is best when taught to the puppy who is less than four months old, and this includes socialization. Socialization with both people and other animals is recommended, and some pet retail venues or area shelters may offer classes that expose the puppies and dogs to one another in a supervised environment. Furthermore, curbing contact with humans may impede the dog's ability to follow commands later on in their life. Consult with the primary vet initially, and then be sure to take the puppy out and about to interact with as many people and situations safely, as is possible. Introduce the puppy to different types of people, including children, to foster familiarity and avoid issues later on. Also, get the puppy used to riding in a car and in traveling with people to eliminate fearful or anxious behaviors later. Puppies need to be stimulated mentally, in addition to physically exercised. Provide the puppy with safe and non-toxic toys but also take time to engage and play with the puppy every day. Giving them unique and appropriate toys to play with may hinder destructive behaviors in the home, when the curious puppy becomes bored and attempts to explore the surroundings. Puppies that have human interaction and designated play-time with their primary owner will develop good problem-solving skills. While it is important to have interactions with all family members, one person should take over the role as the primary caregiver, or substitute for the puppy's mother, which will aid in training and learning during their formative months.