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I just adopted a 6 month old female Morkie from a shelter. She is constantly having accidents in the house. I take her out a lot, but she still pees/poos whenever she wants. she shows no embarrassment after her accidents too. She also doesn't like to come up to me or anyone else to be picked up, she comes forward, then shys away like she's afraid. Also hard to groom because doesn't like to be held for long. Loves to cuddle when taking naps, and shows that she wants to be loved, but not showing that she needs to go outside. Feeling very hopeless and frustrated!

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Hopefully this will help. Morkies can be difficult to potty train but can learn to do their business outside. When you are able to, take your puppy every hour or two outside in a leash so your puppy understands your going out for a reason and not to play. Once you see your puppy sniffing the ground they are close to going. After your puppy goes, make sure you praise your puppy and give them a treat. This will let your puppy know that going outside to potty is a good thing. After a few times your morkie will be expecting a treat when they do their business. Make sure you have an eating schedule for your puppy. They get use to it. For example, twice a day at 6am and 6pm. After your puppy eats, it will take about a half hour before they got to go potty since they have a small digested system. You probably don't want to give your puppy any food or water after 8pm. Some pet stores offer puppy training. Hope this helps. After they are trained, your morkie will let you know when they need to go outside.


Hopefully this will help. Morkies can be difficult to potty train but can learn to do their business outside. When you are able to, take your puppy every hour or two outside in a leash so your puppy understands your going out for a reason and not to play. Once you see your puppy sniffing the ground they are close to going. After your puppy goes, make sure you praise your puppy and give them a treat. This will let your puppy know that going outside to potty is a good thing. After a few times your morkie will be expecting a treat when they do their business. Make sure you have an eating schedule for your puppy. They get use to it. For example, twice a day at 6am and 6pm. After your puppy eats, it will take about a half hour before they got to go potty since they have a small digested system. You probably don't want to give your puppy any food or water after 8pm. Some pet stores offer puppy training. Hope this helps. After they are trained, your morkie will let you know when they need to go outside.


she is used to peeing and pooping where ever she wants due to being in the shelter and that is what they do there generally. I got my morkie at 4 months also from a rescue shelter and it took a good 3 months to finally get her about 98% potty trained.. VERY occasionally she may have an accident, usually due to being frightened of something. Very timid dog and we are doing new things everyday with her to get her better socialized. car rides, meeting new dogs, going to pet stores, etc. we literally took her out every hour and if she didn't go she would go back to her kennel until the next hour and we would try again. once she went potty she was allowed to roam the house and her kennel if she wanted. (incidentally, her kennel is a size big enough for a St. Bernard, I am not a big advocate for kenneling in general but it really did work for this pup.) hope this helps or you already had an answer :)


she is used to peeing and pooping where ever she wants due to being in the shelter and that is what they do there generally. I got my morkie at 4 months also from a rescue shelter and it took a good 3 months to finally get her about 98% potty trained.. VERY occasionally she may have an accident, usually due to being frightened of something. Very timid dog and we are doing new things everyday with her to get her better socialized. car rides, meeting new dogs, going to pet stores, etc. we literally took her out every hour and if she didn't go she would go back to her kennel until the next hour and we would try again. once she went potty she was allowed to roam the house and her kennel if she wanted. (incidentally, her kennel is a size big enough for a St. Bernard, I am not a big advocate for kenneling in general but it really did work for this pup.) also LOTS and LOTS of praise... and now she rings the bells on the door when she needs to go out.


I have an 8 month old Morkie, and I have found him to be more difficult to house train as well. Limiting the dog to smaller areas of the house, with dog gates , where you can watch him more closely has helped. When you are not home, a crate is a must. Until your puppy is 100% reliable, I would not give him the run of the house. That way you can clean up an accident as soon as you see it and reduce the chance that the smell will linger and confuse your puppy.


I suggest anyone with a dog this small to use a halter, not a leash. I had a small dog and she had a collasped trachea. The vet said never to put a leash on a small dog.


I suggest anyone with a dog this small to use a halter, not a leash. I had a small dog and she had a collasped trachea. The vet said never to put a leash on a small dog.


I suggest anyone with a dog this small to use a halter, not a leash. I had a small dog and she had a collasped trachea. The vet said never to put a leash on a small dog.


I have six month old Morkie that I have had now for about 3 1/2 months now. I would recommend getting him a crate for small dogs and crate him at night. Don't put him in a big crate because they will go to the bathroom if they have enough room. He will learn to love his crate and even feel safe there at night. I would also get him a playpen that can expand to various sizes. I put my dog in the playpen during the day while I'm at work. He will learn to play in there during the times when I'm out shopping or at work. Morkies can be very stubborn and have a mind of their own. It's extremely important to use consistency and keep them on a schedule immediately and stick to it. You're dog will continue to have accidents but that's ok. It will subside as he gets used to a schedule. I would not let him run loose around the house without you knowing exactly where he/she is at all times. I close off all the doors to the bedrooms and bathroom so he will not wander in there and pee/poop or get into something. I keep my dog out for an hour or two at a time and then take him outside. If he is still really small...take your dog out every 30 to 60 minutes at the longest to go to the bathroom. After he is out for an hour or two, I put him in his playpen with his toys to hang out and so I can get some things done. I hope this helps...:)


That is so ok I ave a morkie too I think that this is normal morkie behavior, I just cant train one of mine


i can understand i have a 3month old morkie... she can be stubborn as well with the potty training part...


I have a 6 month old male morkie, he was doing the same thing. So put his nose in it and say Bad boy, then he gets time out in his cage. Take him for Morning, Afternoon and Evening walk, and as he uses it, I continue to praise him and say Good boy, then when he gets in the house he gets praise and a treat. Keep him on schedule. Now he rarely uses bathroom in the house. Hope this helps.


I have a 6 month old male morkie, he was doing the same thing. So put his nose in it and say Bad boy, then he gets time out in his cage. Take him for Morning, Afternoon and Evening walk, and as he uses it, I continue to praise him and say Good boy, then when he gets in the house he gets praise and a treat. Keep him on schedule. Now he rarely uses bathroom in the house. Hope this helps.


I have a 6 month old male morkie, he was doing the same thing. So put his nose in it and say Bad boy, then he gets time out in his cage. Take him for Morning, Afternoon and Evening walk, and as he uses it, I continue to praise him and say Good boy, then when he gets in the house he gets praise and a treat. Keep him on schedule. Now he rarely uses bathroom in the house. Hope this helps.


Small breed dogs are harder to potty train than larger breed dogs - why I don't know, but they are and Morkies are no different on that topic. I highly recommended using the Puppy Potty Training Apartment method. We breed Morkies and have our new puppies in a pen that is a larger scale to the potty apartment. Our new families LOVE the system. It's a modified crate system, where one side is for sleeping and the other side is for going potty. It works great with older dogs as well as it does with new puppies, especially if you have adopted your dog from a shelter or dog rescue. These puppies didn't get the right start in life and/or learned bad potty behaviors that now need to be reformed. There is a great video at www.modernpuppies.com explaining how it works. Use this code for a nice discount DP4U63033 if you think you would like to buy the system for your dog. Obviously, you have to stick to your guns when it comes to training these little fur balls, but it is worth every bit of our time. Morkies are wonderful little bundles of love - we have three adult Morkies and have bred 17 puppies, all doing well with this system.


Small breed dogs are harder to potty train than larger breed dogs - why I don't know, but they are and Morkies are no different on that topic. I highly recommended using the Puppy Potty Training Apartment method. We breed Morkies and have our new puppies in a pen that is a larger scale to the potty apartment. Our new families LOVE the system. It's a modified crate system, where one side is for sleeping and the other side is for going potty. It works great with older dogs as well as it does with new puppies, especially if you have adopted your dog from a shelter or dog rescue. These puppies didn't get the right start in life and/or learned bad potty behaviors that now need to be reformed. There is a great video at www.modernpuppies.com explaining how it works. Use this code for a nice discount DP4U63033 if you think you would like to buy the system for your dog. Obviously, you have to stick to your guns when it comes to training these little fur balls, but it is worth every bit of our time. Morkies are wonderful little bundles of love - we have three adult Morkies and have bred 17 puppies, all doing well with this system.


I have had my Morkie since 7 weeks old and she is now 2 yrs. From the get go I took her out every couple of hours. It didn't take her long at all to figure it out. She has never had an accident in the house. So I think taking her out every 2 hours really helped her figure out that outside was where she was supposed to go potty.


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we had a Pomeranian that was very hard to house break. We found out he was afraid of the stairs, wouldn't use them. We took him out and down the stairs at the bottom of the stairs we would let him down and tell him to go "potty" when we kept him on a schedule it took about 4 weeks and he actually started to potty on command. It was great for long car rides! he started going on camping trips and boat rides with us. When we stopped for fuel or potty breaks for us our pup would go on command. Just schedule and command and a little more time and attention helped us with potty training.


Sounds like your Morkie is more "Yorkie" than "Maltese" because Yorkies can be incredibly difficult to potty train. After having Yorkies for most of my life, the thing that seems to work with them is to take them out every hour-hour and a half, and reward with praise and treats!!! Also, until your little one gets the hang of things, you may want to limit their unsupervised time to a crate, but be sure to give abundant attention after each potty session outside. Hope this helps.....


Bathroom training is easy ,,, regular timing is key, ever few hours, put her out , tell her to go pee, wait until she does for a few minutes, all day every day, dogs are not stupid or stubborn, but some don't get the message as quickly as others, patience,,,and it's just training yourself to keep up the schedule. She will learn when her body is ready and it all clicks in, like us,


I too have a 7 month old morkie that is very hard to house break. Very stubborn. Also shows no embarrassment when has accidents. Vet warned me about this breed being ver stubborn (the yorkie in him)



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