Owning a Pomeranian is one of the most rewarding things in life. They are beautiful dogs that bring much pleasure to not just the owner, but family and friends. However, there are times when it can also be frustrating to be an owner!
Here, I’d like to start a discussion on what you have found the most challenging aspect of training your Pomeranian.
Is it crate training? Potty training? interaction with other dogs? not listening to commands?
Please share your experiences with other owners here in the comments area.
My personal challenge has always been when we go out for walks. Normally, he’s so good in the house. But once we walk down the street and meet another dog……uh oh!!
He keeps barking and trying to jump on the other dog. It’s not just friendly meeting, he won’t listen, he’s pulling on the lead so much that he’s choking himself.
Actually, after many months of this, I actually watched Cesar Milan on TV and learned some tips on a dog who had a similar problem!
So far, so good, he’s calmed down a lot. I simply had to keep my focus in showing my authority and show that I’m the “pack leader” as Cesar puts it.
It was step by step. Walk, stop, walk, stop. An affirmative tug on the leash when he starts heading off to the other dog…….
Are you looking for Pomeranian training information?
Well here’s a good place to start….
Pomeranians are fun loving dogs and are generally as easy to train as any other breeds. The very first important thing you must do when training your Pomeranian is to establish a loving bond with him.
Having a loving bond serves two purposes: First, it allows you to get to know him really well, which in turns allows you to understand and figure out his behaviour and how to deal with it. Secondly, it builds up a trust so that he will have complete faith in you – the leader.
When your Pomeranian knows that he is loved and in a secure environment, he will also respond to you and listen much more too. Having the knowledge of being part of the family will allow teaching of commands to be easier.
Building the special bond does take time and patience too, but trust me, it is well worth the effort. The best way to go about it is to follow the below key points:
1. Spend good quality time with him: When you come home after work or school, don’t just pat him then sit down to watch TV. Really give him your full attention and play with him. You can be sure that he’s been looking forward to you coming home all day so that he can be with you.
2. Promote mutual respect: Respect means knowing each others needs and having boundaries. This takes affirmative action from your part as the leader. Establish the rules of the house and make sure he sticks to them. This includes all things including making sure you eat your dinner with the family first, then feeding him after.
3. Take him out of the house: Going for walks is important as he needs exercise but doing things outside the house also builds up the relationship and allows the new enviornment to create new experiences.
4. Find a way to communicate: In this I mean to learn how to show each other what your needs are. For example you need to establish what key words you are going to use that means “no” and when he needs to be calm.
Practise these four things and you’ll already be on your way to having a happy Pom
The fastest way to be a great Pomeranian owner is to learn from an expert. Get expert tips on Pomeranian training here.
Hi there! If you’re reading this then you’re very likely to be a Pomeranian Owner or soon to be one. Pomeranians are wonderful dogs and are not only cute, but smart and loving too.
Pomeranian training can be a daunting thing for new owners, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you learn from my tips I will be sharing over the next few weeks.
If you want to get a head start, there’s a great resource on Pomeranian training which covers the basics and gives many good tips.
If you have any questions related to Pomeranian training then please feel free to leave a comment and I shall see if I can help.
By the way, I haven’t introduced myself yet! I’m Marisa from the U.K and I love dogs. I’ve had my own Pomeranian since 2005 called Cookie. He’s a friendly character, always looking for adventure and my family love him to bits. He’s very well behaved and a joy to have but it wasn’t always that way.
When we got him as a puppy, he was actually very calm and sweet, like most puppies are. We trained him and tried to follow the advice of other dog owners. Then between 2006 to 2007, his behaviour started to change a lot and I can only describe it as being hyperactive! He wouldn’t listen as much, he’d chew on shoes, jump around the house and became a little out of control!
As this went on, we knew we needed some outside help to see what was going on. I immediately searched the internet for help and saw this Pomeranian training course. One of the most important things I learned was that I needed to be the leader.
I had to show Cookie that I was the leader and he can’t just do what he pleases. In hindsight I realised I had spoilt him when he was a puppy and now he had got out of control.
This meant that I had to eat my dinner first and resist playing or feeding him whilst I was engaged, then feed him.
I played with him when I decided it was the right time, not whenever he demanded.
A little bit of discipline is essential and this is the best way to show how much you love him.
So make sure you be the leader first. All the training and techniques are secondary to the principle mindset you must have to be a leader.