Welcome to My Yorkie Playhouse!
My name is Gwen Grisham. I am the owner of Love on a Leash. Anyone who knows me, knows that my house is truly a Yorkie Playhouse. They allow me to live here. They think I am a big Mama Yorkie who takes care of all of their needs.
When you buy a Yorkie from me, you get much, much more than an adorable puppy. You get ME, the Grandma Yorkie. You are the new Mama Yorkie. I will be there alongside of you, available to answer questions and assist you with your baby as long as you need me. Life is full of surprises, and if something comes up with your Yorkie that you find yourself needing help with, Grandma is here as close as a phone call!
Included in the following pages are pages that will give you a glimpse in my story, updates on our nursery of sweet Yorkies, background on our mommies, tips to help your all along the way, and even help for those needing to contact me.
My prayer is that this site will come alongside of you and help you find your Yorkie.
Ready to jump in? Just look around. Get to know me. Get to know our sweet babies. Get to know the mommies. I will be here to help you all along the way.
My Yorkie Playhouse–Love on a Leash
Our Recent Posts…
I use and recommend Eukanuba Puppy Small Breed. I will be sending you home with a small container of the food for your puppy so it stays on the same food and does not get an upset stomach. I suggest that you leave a little bit of dry food out for your puppy all day. Please make sure your puppy is eating at a minimum of 3-4 times a day. If your puppy is so excited about its new home it does not eat try to entice it by adding about a ½ of tablespoon of Science Diet [Read More...]
A crate’s success as a housebreaking tool is simple, puppies will not soil their sleeping area if they can possibly avoid it. But remember that a puppy needs time to play and has a small bladder. Use the crate when you can’t watch your puppy, but don’t overuse it.
Crates come in many different styles and sizes. Choose one that will be large enough for your Yorkie to lay down, stand up, and turn around easily in. If you plan on traveling with your Yorkie buy a plastic one with ventilation slits on all four sides. [Read More...]
Your puppy will have had a puppy shot (covers 5 different diseases) at 7 and 10 weeks and wormed at 2, 4, and 7 weeks. When you take your puppy to the vet for its initial health check, you will want to discuss with him when he recommends he next shot or vaccination. Puppies are born with some immunities from the mother, but these only last for a short period of time. Vaccinations and booster shots are to help the puppy raise their own immunity to diseases; so it’s important to continue vaccinations according to your vet’s recommendations. [Read More...]
Hypoglycemia is more commonly referred to as low blood sugar. It is a disorder that occurs mainly in small breeds between 6 and 12 weeks of age. Stress is often the cause; and, it can happen without warning. The puppy will show signs of hypoglycemia after it misses a meal, chills, becomes exhausted from playing, or has a digestive upset. This brings on symptoms because they add stress to the energy reserves.
For tiny pups hypoglycemia is a real threat; even more reason for you to watch your pup even more closely. Watch and make sure your puppy doesn’t become too tired or droopy. Listlessness and depression are some of the 1st signs. Then muscular weakness and tremors [Read More...]
Yorkies tend to have a long thick coat, if you let it grow out. If you would rather not have to put as much maintenance into brushing your dogs coat you may want to keep it in a “puppy cut.” Unlike most animals Yorkies do NOT shed.
You will need to get your puppy used to grooming because it is an extreme hassle to groom a dog that won’t sit still. If your pup is not used to it and doesn’t cooperate with the groomer if you take it to one you may end up getting a fee for the extra work the groomer had to do. [Read More...]