How to House Train a Shorkie

Shorkies are a cross-breed of two highly trainable breeds.
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Your shorkie is a hybrid of a Yorkshire terrier and a shih tzu; two breeds that are known for being highly trainable. If you keep in mind that shorkies respond best to positive training methods and a strict training schedule, your new pup will be house-trained in no time.

Step 1

Take your shorkie outside to relieve herself first thing in the morning. Always take her to the same spot while training; puppies feel most comfortable relieving themselves in a familiar place.

Step 2

Reward your shorkie with a toy or treat after each time she relieves herself outside. Continue giving her a treat every time until she's housebroken.

Step 3

Take your shorkie out every two hours, and always take her out first thing in the morning and before bed. Remain consistent with her house-training schedule, and she will catch on quickly.

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