Whether you plan a day out or just hop in the car after strapping your dog in, go out for the day or at least half a day. Get away from it all, cruise to a park and then to the markets. Chill out at a nearby beach, river or lake. This will be valuable time spent together, reinforcing the strong bond that you already share. It will be a welcomed outing for your Bichon Yorkie, especially if they have been tied to the house most days while you are working. Give them a break in their daily routine by adding some variety like a mini road trip. A trip such as this helps them practice their social skills, and also puts their training into practice. Dogs and cars go together like crackers and cheese - they are just a natural match. So warm up the car, strap your little Bichon Yorkie into their booster seat, and off you go to explore.
There are many things you can teach your Bichon Yorkie that will make them feel important. Fetching your slippers is a task your Bichon Yorkie can easily learn. First, you have to teach your dog the name of the slippers. After working on that, put the slippers on the other side of the room, and ask them to fetch the slippers. Help them out for the first few goes, and give a lot of enthusiastic praise and encouragement. When they get it right, they get a treat. That alone will inspire them!