Your dog has been keeping you up for the last several nights. They are either constantly howling, barking or high pitch whining. At first it was annoying. But now it is starting to get you worried and you want to get to the root of things and get your best buddy in good spirits again. This involves identifying the cause of the night time wail-fest and solving the problem.
So why do yorkies cry a lot? Here are 5 possible culprits:
#1: Separation Anxiety
This is easily the leading reason for your yorkie crying at night. No matter if it is a teacup Yorkie, Parti Yorkie or a Biewer Yorkie, they share this same character.
It happens mainly in setups where the little buddy does not get to sleep in the same bed or at the very least the same room as their beloved human friends.
#2: General Anxiety
The difference between this and separation anxiety is the trigger. General anxiety is often set off by things like loud noises. So if you live next to a heavy traffic area or in a generally noisy building, the lack of peace could cause anxiety that in turn leads to all the crying.
#3: Potty Time
Yorkies have notoriously small bladders.
The crying could therefore be their way of requesting to be taken out for a potty break. You could solve this by house training your Yorkies to hold it until morning. Or you could invest in indoor potty pads.
#4: Bored & In Need Of Attention
This is not very common with the sleep-loving yorkies. However, they also have a reputation for being very emotionally needy and for being attention-seekers. So if they are howling and crying all night they are probably bored and want to play.
#5: Pain & Discomfort From Health Problems
This is often seen with yorkie-related health issues like cancers and trauma or skin problems like atopic dermatitis and skin bumps. The pain may be so unbearable that it keeps your precious pooch up at night. The crying is also often distinct and takes the form of pitchy whining or howling as opposed to insistent barking.