I need help housebreaking our male Yorkie who is over 1-year old. He was acquired when he was already 6 months old so I don't know what bad habits he may have learned although I've heard that Yorkies are notoriously hard to housebreak.
Nothing we've done seems to work. We've tried the pads-on-the floor routine. He uses them often, but can't seem to transition outdoors. He continues to lift his leg on furniture, or in his cage. Somedays he's fine;other days he's not.
Although I'm not working right now, and am home with him most of the day, I've been trying to get him on a schedule in the event I go back to work so I try not to take him out too often during the day so he doesn't get used top going out all the time. His water intake after his breakfast is restricted, but that doesn't appear to help. Speaking of help, I sure could use some. I'm at my wit's end.