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3 Great Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Yorkie

Anyone that owns a Yorkshire Terrier knows how much joy and companionship they provide. They are amazing for keeping us company, warming our laps and hearts with their cute expressions and sweet dispositions. No matter how deep your affections run for your Yorkie, there are always things you can do to make your bond even stronger and ensure that your dog feels just as strongly about you as you do her. The following are 3 great ways to help strengthen your bond with your Yorkie.

Image Source: Dean Wissing Via Flickr
Image Source: Dean Wissing Via Flickr

#1 –Learn Your Yorkshire Terrier’s Language

What better way to improve your relationship and deepen your bond than to understand your Yorkie better? In order to do that, you need to learn how they communicate through body language. Dr. Sophia Yin’s website has a host of free body language posters that can help you learn to speak “dog,” which your Yorkie will greatly appreciate.

#2 – Training

Just because your Yorkshire Terrier is considered a lap dog, does not mean he doesn’t need and enjoy training! Training gives your Yorkie the mental stimulation he needs while strengthening your relationship. When you and your Yorkie train together, you are learning to communicate with each other and that goes a long way to create a lasting bond.

#3 – Experience New Things Together

Yorkshire Terriers bond closely with their people and do not like to be left alone. Taking your Yorkie with you on life’s adventures is a great way to strengthen your bond and keep your Yorkie happy.

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Written by Kristina Lotz
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