How to Take Care of an 11-Month-Old Yorkie

Provide your 11-month-old Yorkie with a comfortable dog bed or pillow for lounging and sleeping.
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The Yorkie, also known as the Yorkshire terrier, is in the toy group of dogs. At 11 months old, she is close to being an adult at 12 months. Taking care of your Yorkie requires time, energy and money, but the investment is worth the love you receive in return.

Step 1

Keep your Yorkie's water bowl full of clean water. Feed her a high-quality puppy food that contains whole foods and is free of additives and fillers. At 11 months, feed her two meals a day. She will weigh between 4 and 7 pounds once she's a fully grown adult dog at a year old.

Step 2

Exercise your Yorkie by taking her for walks and playing with her. Because this breed is small, she doesn't require lots of exercise. Yorkies are energetic and enjoy exploring, so jaunts around the neighborhood and through the park will meet these needs.

Step 3

Bathe your Yorkie with a nontoxic shampoo and conditioner. Having long, silky fur means she needs you to comb or brush her frequently, so set aside plenty of time to take care of these grooming needs. Keep her nails trimmed. If you don't feel comfortable completing this task yourself, have a local groomer do it. Your Yorkie needs lots of attention and interaction, and she'll get some of these needs met while you're bathing and grooming her.

Step 4

Interact with your Yorkie daily, providing plenty of loving care, because this breed needs plenty of attention from her human family. Set up a comfortable dog bed or crate for your pup to snuggle in while resting and sleeping.

Step 5

Puppy proof your home so your inquisitive 11-month-old Yorkie puppy can't hurt herself or damage any items. Give her safe toys to chew on, and she'll be less likely to chew your off-limits belongings. Also ensure that she can't get into any chemicals, pesticides or other harmful items inside your home or out in your yard.

Step 6

Be firm as you train your Yorkie puppy, even though her personality is both persistent and courageous. Encourage and reward her when she follows your instructions.

Step 7

Take your Yorkie to a qualified veterinarian if she is injured or sick. Follow the vet's instructions regarding at-home care. Become informed about specific Yorkie health needs.

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