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Cosmo Bichon and Lavender Chihuahua are going to have a little dog visitor for a couple of weeks. My granddaughter's Yorkie, Samantha, is going to be staying with us. My son, Darin, has asthma and it's been giving him fits lately. The doctor thinks it may be the dog. I wonder since he's lived with Samantha for a long time and is just now having problems. He has a problem with mold in his apartment and I think it's much more likely that the mold is causing his asthma problems than having the dog there. I'm trying to get him to move. Anyway, Sammie is going to come and stay with me and Cosmo and Lavender for a bit and see if it makes a difference.

Now, here's the problem. Samantha is not potty trained. She is three years old and not spayed. I know ... but she's not my dog. She was only five weeks old when they got her. I know, I know ... She will be confined at my house, in her crate sometimes or in the kitchen on the tile. Otherwise, she will be tethered to me so I can watch her. I can't have her having accidents all over the place or I will have two of my own tempted to do the same thing.

My ex-daughter-in-law has been offered a new home for Samantha and I think they should take the offer. My granddaughter would be upset about that, of course. When my son and daughter-in-law divorced, she didn't want to be bothered with Samantha, so Samantha went to live with Darin. Sometimes a new home is a very good thing and I think in this case, it would be a good thing for Samantha and everyone involved.

I just need some encouragement, I think, that I can manage this little dog with no potty training and not very good manners. She won't come when called, doesn't like to walk on a leash, won't let you brush her or trim her nails, etc. This ain't my first rodeo, but she is going to be a challenge, I know. I am not interested in keeping her on a permanent basis. I plan on treating her like she's an eight-week-old puppy. Wish me luck!

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Good luck!maybe you can train her, you sound as if you're committed ,then she wouldn't be the dog from hell anymore and you may even think about keeping her ?
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Yes, I think I can train Samantha, who was four, by the way, in January. Thought she was only three. No, I won't keep her permanently. She will either go back to my son and granddaughter, or go to the new home she has been offered. She did fine last night, slept in her crate without any fuss. She likes her crate. She's used to sleeping with my son or granddaughter, so that was new for her. She's a sweet little girl, smart and affectionate. She just hasn't been taught what she should do. She knows she's done something wrong when she pees in the floor, but just cowers and acts guilty. I'm going to try to show her how to pee on the potty pad and get praised for doing it. No scolding, no punishment, just gently show her how to do it right. She did poop on the potty pad this morning, got praised and loved on and got a treat. I'm treating her like a new puppy.

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Sounds like Samantha wants to please you which is wonderful..Our little yorkie, Abby, is one of the sweetest, most loving little girls ever.. They are very intelligent and intuitive little dogs who are highly motivated by praise and affection, so I feel you will be quite successful in teaching her what you want from her. I applaud your efforts to help Samantha, and think living with your trained dogs will be a big plus for her as well.. Every time we added a new pup to our gang, I always found our adults were invaluable in helping teach the new ones the "ropes" around the house..lol
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yorkies are very smart, so you will have her trained in no time.
regarding the allergies, yorkies have hair as opposed to fur, so are excellent
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Sounds like Samantha wants to please you which is wonderful..Our little yorkie, Abby, is one of the sweetest, most loving little girls ever.. They are very intelligent and intuitive little dogs who are highly motivated by praise and affection, so I feel you will be quite successful in teaching her what you want from her. I applaud your efforts to help Samantha, and think living with your trained dogs will be a big plus for her as well.. Every time we added a new pup to our gang, I always found our adults were invaluable in helping teach the new ones the "ropes" around the house..lol
Yes, well trained dogs are very helpful in training a new one. I took Samantha for a walk yesterday and she did great. I took her by herself, since it was the first time. She caught on very quickly that if she pulled, I stopped. When she let up, we moved on. She loved it and had a great time investigating the whole yard. She has been using the potty pads some, so she does know what they're for. She pooed and peed on the pad and got tons of praise for it. There is light at the end of the tunnel!! If she doesn't use the pad, all I do is pick her up gently, say no Samantha, and stand her on the pad and tell her good girl on the paper. Samantha is very sweet and I will love her and treat her the same as my two furkids. I'm treating her like a brand new eight-week-old puppy and she will get lots of praise and loving.

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yorkies are very smart, so you will have her trained in no time.
regarding the allergies, yorkies have hair as opposed to fur, so are excellent
dogs for people with allergies.
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Yes, I know Yorkies are supposed to be OK for people with allergies. Darin has lived with Samantha almost all of Samantha's life, so I don't think she's what has set off his asthma attacks. I think it's the mold in Darin's apartment, which he is addressing. I think Samantha will do whatever I want her to do if I can get it across to her. She is sweet and loves it when I praise her and tell her she's a good girl. Grandma will hang in there.

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You can see a picture of Samantha Love and her owner, Brianna, at
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