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Breed Specific Training Pomeranian

 

Pomeranians are extrovert, exhibiting intelligence and a vivacious spirit, this makes them a great companion. They are also a very lively and devoted pet, who is not shy or quiet by any means. Pomeranians are a bold (and even cocky) companion who has a big personality despite their small size. This toy breed is rather independent and not afraid of larger dogs.They have a natural instinct to protect their home and family, and they love to use their voice, making them a great watchdog.

Pomeranians are also known for having a fox-like appearance, which is due to their triangular face, puffy coat, and is especially true of the dogs with the popular orange and red coat color variation. Pomeranians are very loyal, loving and intelligent companions. Despite their proud nature, they have an affectionate and docile temper and are very endearing. Pomeranian pups are just like cotton balls.

Pomeranians bones are very delicate being one of the smaller breeds so they can be easily injured by careless and thoughtless kids. They are better suited to families with older and more responsible children who know how to interact with and respect the dog. Poms will get along well with other household pets if they are properly socialized with them. In order to make sure the Pomeranian develops into a beautiful and mentally healthy companion, he needs to be well socialized at a young age. He also requires training and needs to know his place. Quiet even toned commands work best for this breed. Very loud voices may startle this dog which could lead to fear of the owner.

Being one of the breeds that has a thick double coat, I would recommend less out door activity when summer months are in. This smaller breed will get plenty of exercise just playing around the house with it's family, but never the less should be taken out side to go for walks. They enjoy prancing next to their owners. Taking them to an enclosed play area such as a tennis court would be a great place, not to mention a safe place for your dog to run around off leash and burn up some of that energy.

Early socialization is best in order to ensure that they do not display negative behaviors, including a dominate attitude, and unfriendly temperament and excessive barking. If not provided with control, they will become difficult to manage. These are independent dogs and will seek the role of the leader if not provided with one. Essentially, owners must never lose sight of the fact that while small and cute, Pomeranians are still dogs and should be treated with respect. Trainers need to be consistent and direct yet gentle when teaching commands. This breed is very smart and is eager to please, and will learn quickly and excel at training if provided with the proper guidance. These dogs shine at many skills including tricks, show ring, and even at search and rescue, as well as companions for those who are hearing impaired. They would also be great for service work.

Being on of the smaller breeds the pomeranian can also acquire small dog syndrome. This is encouraged by most of us. We don't mean to cause this behavior, and most of the time we don't even know we are doing it. Most owners like to carry and coddler their small breed dog as a sign of love and affection. This gives the dog a sense of being above humans. So the lack of training or obedience can make for bad dog behavior. They are also known barkers so training at an early age will help diffuse this behavior problem before it starts.

Pomeranians are one of the more difficult dogs to potty train. To help with this try these tips.

First, designate a small area for your puppies personal space. An area with wooden or tiles floors would work best.

Second, supervision is key. If you can't see your dog then you don't know what they are up to. If you see them starting to squat you should lead them outside or to their designated potty area.

Third, take them outdoors at least every hour to ensure proper time to relieve themselves. By doing this there should be no reason for eliminating in the house.

Fourth, feeding schedules work best too. If you have your dog on a feeding schedule you will be more likely know when they need to go potty. There will always be accidents and that is to be expected, but prevention is half the cure.

Last, but maybe most important. Never scold your pet for going in front of you. Yelling "NO!" will make them fearful. They will just wait for you to be out of the area and go anyway. If you can clap your hands together and say "Wrong" and then lead them out, this will be the most productive method. Remember to use positive reinforcement and praise for the behavior you like.

When you give your pet limitations and instruction he will understand his place among your family and will be the happier for it. Pomeranian training will give him the chance to become the best companion he can be; one that is affectionate, obedient, accepted by others and is – above all – happy.