The Pomeranian is a small dog which suitable for both the first time dog owner and the more experienced dog owner. The Pomeranian has a lot to offer in a small package. The Pomeranian, for its own safety, may not be a good choice for families with small children as it is a rather fragile dog.
Personality and Characteristics
- Outgoing personality
- Full of Spirit
- Learns quickly
- Loving and affectionate
- May be bossy
The traits noted above provide for a successful experience in training your dog. Due to the fact the Pomeranian flourishes with the affections and companionship of their owner, your Pomeranian dog training efforts will be greatly rewarded.
It is essential to develop a loving friendship bond with your Pomeranian before the very first training sessions. The reason for this is two fold
- You will have the opportunity to learn the behavior of the dog and how best to handle him
- You establish yourself as the leader in whom the dog can put his faith and trust in.
Your Pomeranian will respond quickly and be much more obedient in an environment he feels secure and loved in. This will go a long way during obedience training.
- Give your dog quality time
- Give respect
- Walk your dog
- Learn key words for communication
Spending quality time with you dog is more than just a pat on the head and feeding the dog. Give him some real focused attention by playing with him for a few minutes when you return home from being away for the day.
Giving respect is shown by setting some rules and then enforcing the rules. This also establishes you as the leader. Simply things like making sure you eat dinner first and then the dog gets to eat works very well.
Your dog requires exercise and taking him for walks outside provides both the exercise and builds stronger bond with you dog as you discover new environments together.
Find some simple words to communicate with your dog allowing him to know exactly what you are expecting from him. Such as “easy” when you want him to calm down.
The above tips will establish a foundation on which potty training, behavior training and obedience training can easily be built upon.
House training or potty training a Pomeranian can be challenging as it is with other small dogs. The secret to success is to start the training as early as possible with consistency.
Your dog likes to be clean and this will prove beneficial during the training process. It is also beneficial to establish a space that belongs to your dog. It would be the place he eats, sleeps, and plays and that you spend time with the dog also. A crate or bathroom can work well for this. Be prepared there will probably be a few accidents in this area initially but your dog will learn quickly this is his space and he will want to keep it clean. You will want to designate a potty area that your dog can get to easily or you will need to take him there as needed.
Every time your Pomeranian eliminates in the potty area give him praise. Let him know he has done a good job.
It is best to start behavior training with socialization when the puppy is 3 months old. Starting early with this training can prevent bad behaviors from developing such as biting and barking. With Behavior training your Pomeranian will become a lovable, friendly and affectionate companion in your home.
Following successful behavior training, obedience training should be very satisfying for both you and your dog. You have established a strong bond with your dog and he will want to put all of his smarts to work for you. Using short specific commands will prove beneficial and prevent your dog from being confused as to what you are expecting. As with all training there is always the need to provide ample praise and attention for your dog’s accomplishments.
Pomeranian dog training can be fun and rewarding both for the dog and the owner.