Hello! I have just recently got a yorkie puppy who is 7 weeks old. She is doing great and is potty trained outside for the most part.
My concern is that I am a school teacher and will have to leave my yorkie alone from about 7am to about 5pm. I am on break right now but will have to return in about a week.
My parents are not willing to let me leave the dog out of the crate while I am away. Therefore, it will be in the crate for that long without anyone being able to let it out during the day.
Will my yorkie Bella be ok for this long being locked up in her crate? Will this keep her from staying potty trained to go outside. My parents are also against potty pads and will not let me train her to them.
I have never owned a yorkie before and was concerned.
10 hours is way to long to leave your yorkie locked up in a crate.
She will obviously need to relieve herself and then she will have to spend the rest of her day in her pee or poop. This is very cruel.
Why do your parents refuse to allow her out in the house with them? If she is already potty trained she should be allowed to run about.
Other than the fact that she will be locked up for too long and probably with her waste, who’s going to talk to her and keep her company? This is very sad!
This is my own opinion, but I believe you should try and find another way or think about giving up the yorkie to a better home!