Vacuum the entire house: floors, furniture, curtains as often as once per day and at least once per week.
You can also help remove pet dander by running an AC or centralized air unit fan with HEPA filter with a FPR (Filter Performance Rating) of at least 10; one below this number do NOT pick up pet dander. In addition, you will want to wet-dust the home at least 1 time per week and wash bedding, toss pillows and other machine washable items as often as you can, at least twice per month.
3. Bath the Yorkie every 2 weeks. Normally, a bath every 3 weeks is recommended, however if you are allergic to a Yorkshire Terrier, bathing the dog every 2 weeks will work towards removing accumulated dander more often. While it may be tempting to give baths
even more often than this, even with high-quality shampoo, over-bathing can lead to dry skin issues.
4. Restrict access to your bedroom. While a certain amount of allergens will still be airborne, thus making their way into your bedroom, the place where you probably spend at least 8 hours per day, it still helps to restrict a dog from entering the room.
5. All household members should routinely wash their hands.
Remember, you are not just removing visible hairs, this removes microscopic allergens that can be transferred all over the house as people pick and use things. Wash with warm water and soap for as long as it takes you to say the alphabet.
6. Consider allergy shots (immunotherapy).
This works by helping a person gradually build up a tolerance. You are given a small shot of the allergen once to twice per week for several months. During this transitionary phase, it is best to have the dog kept segregated (inside a canine playpen or in a gated off area). This has been proven to eradicate pet allergies entirely for 80% of people, if they stay with it for the full course.
7. Speak to your doctor about allergy medication.
Antihistamines such as loratadine (Claritin), which does not typically cause drowsiness may be purchased over-the-counter, however if your allergies to your Yorkie are severe, a prescribed medication may be best.