Socialisation Socialisation should be started slowly and mindfully from an early age and continued throughout your dog’s life with an array of safe sights, sounds, friendly animals and humans, and in a variety of safe environments. Experiences between 8 and 16 weeks shape a dog’s temperament and behaviour the most, so its important to ensure that experiences are enjoyable and educational. During this time puppies learn about appropriate responses and to be less stressed when experiencing something or someone unfamiliar for the first time. Well-socialised animals look forward to having new experiences, while animals that aren’t socialised often fear them.
A Yorkshire Terrier or “Yorkie” is a classified as a toy breed, but don’t let it size fool you. This dog is a very spirited, brave, determined, investigative and demanding little ball of energy. The breed is known to be difficult to house train and can be stubborn in general training. Their magnificent silky coats make them popular as show dogs. The Yorkie can be snappy towards rough children and aggressive towards other small animals if not socialised early on, but some live quite peacefully with other dogs and even cats if they grow up together. The smallest Yorkie on