How do I get my Yorkie to stop licking?

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To train: The idea of this training is to allow your Yorkie to lick you in order for your dog to understand the action.

Then, to force licking to stop (via physical positioning and command) while giving reward for this.

In time, your Yorkie will stop simply by your command alone.

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Length: Since the Yorkshire Terrier has hair, not fur, the coat is able to grow quite long, but this does not happen until the adult coat has grown in.

If you wish to keep your Yorkie with a short "puppy" hair style, it is typically during the first year that the coat will need its first trim.

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In severe cases, your dog may have obsessive-compulsive tendencies that lead them to obsessively lick their paws. A simple way to address behavioral paw-licking is to distract your dog. Take them for more walks, play with them more often, and offer them toys to hold their focus.
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If your dog is licking to communicate with you, she's probably doing it to say "I love you, human!" That's nice, but it's also attention-seeking. To stop her from doing this so much simply ignore her when she licks or better yet, turn your back on her when she's licking.
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Not only does excessive licking cause discomfort for your dog, but it is often due to an underlying medical problem.

Often times, excessive licking of the paws is due to one of three underlying causes: Atopy (the equivalent of hay fever in people) Food allergies.

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When the dog licks the baby, remove the dog from the baby's area by blocking him or directing him to a mat. When the dog sits quietly next to the baby, or is on his mat, provide a treat. Consistently remove opportunities to lick people. Reward non-licking behavior until licking is extinguished.
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Soak a cotton ball with a bitter spray and have your pup smell it. He won't like the smell and will probably turn away. Wipe the spray on the furniture he is licking to deter him. Bitter sprays are available at your pet store.
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You can also try providing your dog with distractions from licking, like a treat-filled puzzle toy or long lasting dog chew. If the licking is due to anxiety, you can seek help from your veterinarian or a certified animal behaviorist.
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