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I have a 14 year old yorkie, rescued him over a week ago. Aside from his clingy behavior, he has had 3 accidents in the house. All took place shortly after I took him for a walk, he’s peed twice and left a deposit once. I was always under the impression that yorkies are smart but this one probably not. The lady that I rescued him from said that he was well behaved, one of the easier dogs and never had any accidents when he lived with her. She said that he is off to a good start though , Idk I feel upset :(
 

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Do you walk him until he goes? I know that's a problem with puppies. If you don't go out with them and make sure they actually relieve themselves, they get distracted, don't go, and then come inside and whoops.
 

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I was the third owner of an English Pointer. He did the same thing when he came to our house, it was like as he wanted to test me or to get more attention, even if it was negative.

He started by peeing all around the house, then he eat a corner of the clothes washing powder bag and walked with the bag all over the house. When I come back everything was snowy white. When I studied a lot and ignoring him, he would just chew my clothes and break it into pieces... He eat a few mum's curtains also.

I was afraid my mum was going to give him back, so I promised I would train him. I found a great online training program because I couldn't afford paying a personal dog trainer. It really helped! I never finished it, because I don't have time and I don't actually need an Einstein dog. We made just the first three steps and it was enough for him to stop destroying everything. Maybe, in your case, you could do even less, because at least you Yorkie doesn't behave like a wild lion, but it depends on each dog.

Don't give up! He needs you! Wish you luck!
 

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Sorry for kind of hijacking, but how is it going? Any updates?
From my experience adult dogs also need to be house trained just like puppies do - just being adult does not make them house trained (stress, age and infections might cause it). Have you asked his previous owner about his behavior while walking (like, how often, how long and such)? Also if you feed him on regular schedules (same time each day) this helps time their need to go to the bathroom on a somewhat predictable.
Twice that you need to stay calm and don't give up. Good luck.
 
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