Can someone help me with housetraining a yorkshire. We found a young dog with no tags and no chip and so far been unable to locate the owner. We are preparing for the fact that we may end up stuck with the dog, since she is too sweet to take to a shelter, and has acclimated to our other pets and our home very well. The only problem is the housetraining, well and the fact she had no training at all, and seemed extremely neglected. We are a house of large dogs and cats. Large breed puppies seem to figure the thing out pretty quickly, so I am kinda stumped, and actually never thought we would ever have a "yippy" dog in the house. From reading online it seems like housebreaking a yorkshire puppy is right up there with a manned mission to mars. And in fact, I remember that my sisters yorkie still goes in the house sometimes, so I guess she is useless for advice. Right now, I am crate training her, and putting her in the crate whenever I cannot pay attention to what she is doing, but she is still making some messes here and there.(not in the crate) So does anyone have any tips for housebreaking this dog? Since I don't know how long I will have her, I figure either way, I will start training it, even if it only ends up benefiting a dumb ass owner.